WYALUSING BOROUGH — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that Wyalusing Borough will be receiving $80,000 in Keystone Fund grant money for their Creekside Park boat launch project according to press release from the DCNR released on Wednesday.
“Through our DCNR grant program we are happy to be able to support a new access point for people to connect to their local waterway and have fun on the water,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said in the release.
The project will include the installation of the boat launch, pathways, parking area and landscaping. The park and launch are proposed to be built on the west side of Wyalusing Creek, across from downtown Wyalusing.
The borough applied for the funding in April of this year and were confident in their proposal, according to Mayor Suky Burgess. The borough has already put $20,000 into the project and the nine acres the park and launch are to be built on have been donated to the borough by the Hay Seed Group.
“I’m am very excited, I think it’s going to bring people out of their houses to exercise and see something pleasant,” Burgess said on Wednesday. “This is just the start.”
At least half of the funding for the project will come from the $80,000 grant according to Burgess.
“Fishing and boating are very popular activities throughout our region, attracting people from across the state and beyond,” Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23rd District) said in another release on Wednesday. “This funding will provide additional access for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the great outdoors. I congratulate all those who were involved in securing this funding.”
“I am continually impressed with the leaders and people of Wyalusing who go above and beyond in seeking to make improvements to their community,” said Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110). “Wyalusing is a great community and an important tourism destination in Bradford County. Congratulations on this grant and I look forward to seeing the new boat launch in person.”