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Greenville receives second $10K grant for park fixes

Dec 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup the town of Greenville is once again the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Iroquois Gas Transmission System to support the trail system at Vanderbilt Park. “The grant will go toward improving another portion of the trail through some wooded areas this coming spring,” explained Barbara Walter, treasurer of Community Partners of Greenville, the non-profit that applied for the grant on the town's behalf. The project includes the completion of brush removal, grading the trails, fixing wet areas and widening the path. The park will now offer a longer trail with more level surfaces especially important to seniors, the handicapped and runners, Walter said. Community Partners, officially known as the Greenville Citizens Park Committee, was formed in 1992 to help acquire the land for Vanderbilt Town Park. Iroquois Gas Transmission System is a 414-mile natural gas pipeline that carries gas from eastern Canada to the New York City area. the grant awarded to help improve Greenville park trails ranges from $2,500 to $10,000 and is reserved for communities where the pipeline passes. Among the previously completed improvement to the park paid for by the first Iroquois grant: one mile of mostly shaded trails graded and mulched with wood chips; and, an expanded parking area for the trail at the north end of the soccer fields. Read the full story in Porcupine Soup.