Coalition Applauds $38 Million Investment in Conservation and Recreation Projects

Coalition Applauds $38 Million Investment in Conservation and Recreation Projects

For Immediate Release:  December 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Applauds
$38 Million Investment in Conservation and Recreation Projects Statewide 

Coalition Highlights Importance of Maintaining and Expanding Funding for Future Projects

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today applauded the investment of $38 million in grants to support conservation and recreation projects statewide, and highlighted the importance of maintaining and expanding funding for future projects.

“The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition applauds the state’s approval of …

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100,000 Acres Preserved

100,000 Acres Preserved

The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition congratulates the Lancaster County Agricultural Preserve Board and the Lancaster Farmland Trust in their ability to preserve 100,000 of agricultural lands in Lancaster County.

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County’s Farmland Preservation Movement Celebrates a Milestone: 100,000 Acres Saved

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Coalition Celebrates Marcellus Shale Legacy Grants

Coalition Celebrates Marcellus Shale Legacy Grants

For Immediate Release:  November 26, 2013

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Celebrates Approval of Marcellus Legacy Fund Grants for Recreation and Critical Land and Water Conservation Projects

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today celebrated the approval of more than $28 million in Marcellus Legacy Fund grants to support recreation and critical land and water protection efforts throughout the state.

“These grants will have a lasting impact on the Commonwealth by supporting vital projects …

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Cindy Dunn Named President/CEO of PennFuture

Cindy Dunn Named President/CEO of PennFuture

For Immediate Release:  November 4, 2013

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Congratulates Cindy Adams Dunn on Appointment as President and CEO of PennFuture

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath congratulating Cindy Adams Dunn on her appointment as President and CEO of PennFuture:

“Cindy Dunn is an excellent choice as the chief executive of PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition congratulates her …

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25th Anniversary of Farmland Preservation

25th Anniversary of Farmland Preservation

For Immediate Release:  October 10, 2013 

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Congratulates Department of Agriculture
on 25th Anniversary of Farmland Preservation Program

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today congratulated the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on the 25th anniversary of the state’s Farmland Preservation Program.

“The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition congratulates the Department of Agriculture on the anniversary of the Farmland Preservation Program, which continues to boost the state’s agriculture industry and give residents access to …

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PA Borough News: Statewide Investment

PA Borough News: Statewide Investment

Pennsylvania Borough News article on Statewide Investment by Andrew Heath (click here for .pdf of article)

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Critical Funding Restored in State Budget

Critical Funding Restored in State Budget

For Immediate Release:  June 30, 2013

 Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Praises Corbett Administration and General Assembly for Restoring Critical Funding Programs in State Budget
Budget Restores $2.25 Million for Heritage Areas Program  

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today praised the Corbett Administration and the House and Senate for including critical conservation programs in the 2013-2014 state budget.

Specifically, the general fund budget includes $2.25 million for the state’s Heritage Areas Program and $3.3 million in restored funding …

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Newly Announced Growing Greener Grants

Newly Announced Growing Greener Grants

For Immediate Release:  June 21, 2013 

Growing Greener Coalition Encourages Submission of Applications for Newly Announced Grant Funding

(HARRISBURG, PA) Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Coalition encouraged eligible applicants today to apply for $23 million in grant funding that the Corbett Administration and the Department of Environmental Protection announced would be made available for environmental protection efforts.

“The Growing Greener Coalition applauds the Commonwealth for recognizing the critical need to protect Pennsylvania’s water and land resources and natural environment,” said Andrew Heath, executive director of the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition.  …

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Coalition Opposes Diverting Keystone Funds

Coalition Opposes Diverting Keystone Funds

For Immediate Release:  June 17, 2013

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Opposes Reported
Suggestion of Diverting Keystone Funds

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today issued the following statement from Executive Director Andrew Heath in response to a June 16, 2013, Associated Press article in which Budget Secretary Charles Zogby suggested diverting dedicated funding for open space and parks projects under the Keystone Fund to balance the budget:

“While we do not know the full context …

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GGC Praises House for Restoring Critical Funding Programs

GGC Praises House for Restoring Critical Funding Programs

For Immediate Release:  June 13, 2013 

Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition Praises House for
Restoring Critical Funding Programs

Urges Senate to Increase and Protect Funding for Heritage Areas Program 

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, the largest coalition of conservation, recreation and preservation organizations in the Commonwealth, today praised the House for passing its version of the 2013-2014 state budget which restores funding for critical conservation programs.

Specifically, the House budget includes $3.8 million in restored funding for conservation districts and $2 million for the Department of Conservation …

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