The PECO Green Region Program is an open space grant program funded by PECO, which helps protect and improve open land in the PECO service area. Any Township, Borough or City is Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties are eligible for the program. The following local projects have been selected as recipients of the next wave of Green Region Grants.
West Pottsgrove Township ($10,000) - The township will use the grant to complete a master site plan for this recently expanded 23-acre park, an important natural, passive recreational, and open space asset.
Norristown Borough ($5,000) — The grant will be used for improvements to Strawberry Alley, a small passageway that serves as a critical pedestrian connection between the Norristown Transportation Center and the Main Street Business District. Improvements include a reduction of hardscape to increase the planting areas and the replacement of compromised concrete.
Conshohocken Borough ($10,000) — The grant will be used for improvements to the borough's 4-acre Mary Wood Park. The improvements include rain gardens with signage, replacement of walkways with pervious pavers, light fixtures, benches, restoration of a stone wall, and landscaping.
Worcester Township ($5,000) — The grant will be used to enhance the newly-acquired Heyser Field adjacent to the township's Community Hall. The site has been home to horse show events of the Farmers Union Horse Co. for decades.
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