ABINGTON, PA — Abington has received a significant grant to help improve Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary.
The $115,000 in funding will help build pedestrian walkways, observation areas, fencing, ADA access, landscaping, and stormwater management measures, officials said.
“As somebody who spent a lot of time in the Ardsley area when I was growing up and enjoying the outdoors, improving the walkability there is vitally important, and I’m so grateful to the DCNR for the funding for this particular project,” State Rep. Ben Sanchez said in a statement announcing the funding.
It’s part of a larger state initiative, Recreation for All, which aims to meet the outdoor recreation needs of all Pennsylvanians.
“Now more than ever, we have experienced the impact of outdoor recreation on our mental and physical well being,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said in a statement. “Pennsylvania’s new outdoor recreation plan serves as a blueprint on how we can make outdoor recreation accessible to every Pennsylvanian.”
A total of 158 community parks and related projects received a total of $23.4 million in funding.
The funds come from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which is funded by a variety of both federal and state trusts and environmental funds.