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Heritage Park to Receive $24,500

By Staff | Dec 3, 2008

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) is pleased to announce grants for two Lycoming County projects.

Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History will receive $24,500 towards the construction of an Educational Pavilion for the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail in Muncy Township.

The Lycoming County Planning and Community Development Department will receive $24,900 for a life-size bronze statue of a Wood Hick (lumberjack) and other trail amenities for the newly constructed Timber Trail in Williamsport.

These funds were part of the $44 million in grants announced by Governor Rendell on November 18 and part of LHR’s $81,700 award in that announcement. A total of 5 LHR projects were award in this grant round.

Funds for these projects will be matched 100 percent representing a $98,800 investment in Lycoming County. These projects will join several other previously granted projects in the County that are currently in the works, which include historical research and archeological investigations of the old canal site in the Muncy area, including the creation of a trail and interpretive signage and historical interpretive signs on the Timber Trail.

The Lumber Heritage Region is one of Pennsylvania’s 12 Heritage Areas that encompasses 15 counties in the north central, north western part of the Commonwealth. More information about the LHR can be found on their website at www.lumberheriateg.org