$25,000 to be distributed in 2024 Mini Grant Funds by the Lumber Heritage Region – Lumber Heritage Region

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$25,000 to be distributed in 2024 Mini Grant Funds by the Lumber Heritage Region

Written by Jswatsworth

The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) announces the winners of their 2024 Mini-Grant Program distributing at least $25,000 in 2024 Mini-Grant Funds.

The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2024-2025 Mini-Grant Program.  In addition to at least $25,000 to be distributed in 2024 Mini Grant Funds by the Lumber Heritage Region, these grant projects will leverage more than $63,000 in local spending to build communities and improve life for residents and visitors.

The mini grant program is possible through the funding provided by DCNR’s partnership grant. The LHR was able to fund ten of the seventeen organizations that applied for the grant. “We are ecstatic about the number of great projects that were presented in this round of grants. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t support all of them” says Executive Director Holly Komonczi.

Since 2001, the LHR has leveraged more than 3 million dollars in projects in the Lumber Heritage Region. It is the mission of the organization to support communities and preserve the forest products industries by making tools and assets available to visitors and residents of the fifteen-county region.

To get involved or donate to one of the many projects in the region email info@lumberheritage.org or log on to the LHR’s website at www.lumberheritage.org

Recipients include:

•    Austin Dam Memorial Association – Potter County – $800 for Kindling Factory Interpretive Panels

•    Castanea Township Recreation Committee – Clinton County – $1,000 for Chestnut Tree and its History in Castanea Interpretative Sign

•    Clinton County Government – Clinton County – $4,000 for Bald Eagle Valley Trail Way-Finding Historical Signs

• Dubois Area Historical Society – Clearfield County – $1000 for Sidney Fuller, Lumberman – Historic Educational Panel

• McKean County Historical Society – McKean County – $5,000 For Phase III Fire Tower Restoration

• McKean County Government – McKean County – $3,000 for Route 6 Timber Treasurers: Showcasing McKean County’s Lumber Heritage with Welcome Signs

• Muncy Heritage Park – Lycoming County – $2,000 for ADA Picnic Table Project

• Redbank Valley Trails Association – Clarion County – $640.50 for Andrews Lumber Co. Historic Panel

• Tricounty Rails to Trails Association – Elk County – $3,373.50 for Clarion Little Toby Recognition Through Signs

• Wilds Sonshine Factory: PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship – McKean County – $5,000 for Historic Educational Displays of Refurbished Sheffield Log at Wilds Sonshine Factory

About the Lumber Heritage Region:
The Lumber Heritage Region is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and celebrating the rich history and heritage of the lumber industry in Pennsylvania. Established in 2001, the organization works tirelessly to educate the public about the contributions of the lumber industry to the region’s development.

The Program uses funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) for local and regional projects that relate to the work of the Lumber Heritage Region. The funding requires a dollar-for-dollar match. Watch our social media and website for the next round of funding.