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Written by Jswatsworth

The Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022-2023 Mini-Grant Program.  These grant projects will leverage more than $66,000 in local spending to build communities and improve life for the residents and visitors.

The mini-grant program is possible through the funding provided by DCNR’s partnership grant. The LHR was able to fund seven of the fifteen 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 to info@lumberheritage.org or log on to the LHR’s website at www.lumberheritage.org

Recipients include

  • Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group – Multiple Counties – $5,000 for educational interpretive Panels
  • Cameron County Recreation Center – Cameron County – $2,255 for Dark Skies programming
  • Centre County Historical Society-Centre County- $5,000 for passport and interpretive programming
  • Dubois Area Historical Society-Clearfield County – $1,000 for tannery interpretive panel
  • Lycoming County Visitor Bureau- Lycoming County – $5,000 for marketing and brochures
  • McKean County Historical Society – McKean County – $5,000 for fire tower restoration
  • Muncy Historical Society – Lycoming County – $5,000 for nature trail kiosk panels


The Program uses funding from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), and the Environmental Stewardship Fund, 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.

This project is being financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), Environmental Stewardship Fun, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation”