Recently, the Capital Area Greenbelt Association (CAGA) received news that it was selected to receive a grant from The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program. The $45,500 award will be used by the organization to obtain engineered designs for green infrastructure practices along the Paxtang Parkway Trail, which will restore safe pedestrian and bicycle travel, reduce stormwater discharge into the watershed, and provide a more resilient parkway.
This grant award follows two others secured by CAGA earlier this year that also support the Paxtang Parkway Project. These include $971,830 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection (Growing Greener) Grant Program and $65,000 Dauphin County’s Gaming Grant Program.
Together, these three awards total $1,082,330. Additional details about the Paxtang Parkway Project, along with an option for Greenbelt supporters to offer donations, will be posted on the CAGA website in the coming months. Major construction related to the project is anticipated to start in 2024.