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DCNR To Host Grant Workshops

October 4, 2018

The state Department of Conservation and Resources will offer one of its annual free, in-person grant workshops for the 2019 grant season this month in Nanticoke, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn has announced. “Does your community playground meet current safety and accessibility standards? What’s the first step in renovating a community pool? These workshops are designed to answer all the questions applicants have when they consider seeking available DCNR grants for recreation, conservation and community-based projects,” Dunn said. Participants will receive guidance and updates on DCNR’s online application process and how to create a competitive application, as well as information on eligible applicants and projects; and learn about the documents required for various projects. The workshops also will offer an introduction to the department’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Also covered: land acquisitions, community park planning, community park development, river initiatives and trails. Community leaders, municipal officials, consultants, land trusts, board members, trail managers, and park and recreation professionals all are encouraged to attend. The local workshop is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at Luzerne County Community College, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required at least five business days prior to the date of the workshop. To register, visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff will meet with community leaders and stakeholders in the field to assist with grant projects, other topics associated with parks, recreation and conservation, and potential funding sources. For assistance, contact regional advisor Christine Dettore at cdettore@pa.gov or 610-746-5608. — STAFF REPORT

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