Administration Discusses Infrastructure Needs at Gallitzin
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 03/15/2019
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and other officials toured Prince Gallitzin State Park and discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help address green infrastructure needs in the state.
"Just looking at the park's most pressing needs -- those that would benefit campers and other visitors to this beautiful, lake-based park -- costs exceed $3.5 million," Dunn said. "Visitor comfort and safety are paramount at our state parks, and infrastructure costs at Prince Gallitzin and other state parks throughout the state all require the type of financial commitment Restore Pennsylvania can provide."
Governor Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania plan would aggressively address the commonwealth's vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.
On her tour of the 1,635-acre Cambria County park, Dunn heard park officials list the pressing cost that add up to $3.5 million, including:
- A water line replacement
- New restrooms at the Wyerough and sailboat mooring areas
- Spillway work on the dam forming the park's 6,250-acre Glendale Lake
Another ongoing park project is Beaver Valley Marina dock repairs. Damaged during recurring high-water events last year, park docks need continued attention as heavy rainstorms increase.