Pennsylvania Wilds Receives Preserve America Grant

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Wilds Conservation Landscape Initiative has received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the Preserve America grant program.  The grant will help the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team, with assistance from the Lumber Heritage Region, provide design assistance to communities in the region to support implementation of the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide for Community Character Protection.

The NPS awarded a total of twenty-two (22) projects in sixteen (16) states totaling $1.3 million.  With these funds, communities and agencies support community character stewardship and preservation efforts through heritage and sustainable tourism, education, and historic preservation planning initiatives. Through these grant projects our country gains a greater shared knowledge about the Nation’s past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities.

For more information on this project please contact Andrea MacDonald at the PHMC at 717-787-4215. For questions regarding the Preserve America grant program, or to comment on this or any other proposed Preserve America project, please contact Hampton Tucker, Chief, Historic Preservation Grants, NPS, at 202-354-2067.

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