Earth Conservancy is developing a Master Site Development Plan for a regional recreation area on 30 acres in Hanover Township.

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In January 2020, Earth Conservancy convened a group of local municipal, educational, and business leaders to gauge their thoughts on a new potential recreational area for the community.  EC had 30 acres of land right off of the new South Valley Parkway that could make for a wonderful community asset.  However, was there a need?  After several hours of brainstorming, many ideas and much enthusiasm were voiced.  With that as a starting point, EC moved forward with seeking grant funding to develop a plan.  In late 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PADCNR) announced EC had received $22,000 to help fund the project.  The study will not only include park concepts, but also ascertain management options and financial viability.

This page will be updated as the project proceeds.  Make sure to check back or follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

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Keep an eye on this space for news about upcoming public meetings and surveys about the project.  We encourage the public to reach out to us!  If you have comments or questions, please contact EC by emailing [email protected].

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July 2021 | K&W Engineers engaged as consultant for project.  Study team includes Site Services Group, Midlantic Engineering, Janelle Drach, Ecological Solutions, GMS Funding Solutions, Pinnacle Indoor Sports, and the Brownwater Group.

April 15, 2021 | Request for Proposals issued, due May 7, 2021.

September 25, 2020 | Earth Conservancy awarded $22,000 grant from PA DCNR to fund a Master Site Development Plan (MSDP) for the Hanover 7A site, with the project period to begin on January 1, 2021.

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Christine Dettore | PA DCNR
Nathan Barrett | Hanover Area School District
Matt Curry | Hanover Area Mini-Hawks Youth Football
Cpt. Pat Dougherty | PA State Police, Troop P
Ron Grevera | Nanticoke Area School District
Sam Guesto | Hanover Township
Sara Hailstone | Hailstone Economic for Lower South Valley COG
Cheryl Ish | Kings College
Michelle Schasberger | LiveWell Luzerne / Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Alan Stout | Luzerne County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mike Wood | Wilkes University

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$22,000 – PA DCNR, C2P2
$22,000 – EC