LEROY TWP. - All was quiet at Sunfish Pond Monday, but big plans are in the works for the popular county park.

On Monday, State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) announced several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants to be awarded throughout his Senatorial District., and $79,000 from Key 93 has been set aside for the further development of Sunfish Pond County Park in Leroy Township.

Yaw said this will include construction of a boat dock, boardwalk/observation deck, pedestrian walkways, pavilion, parking area, storm water management measures, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, signage and other related site improvements.

Also for Bradford County, Yaw announced that $10,000 from Key 93 was designated to hire a peer consultant to develop a long-term maintenance and operations plan, evaluate the potential for revenue producing facilities and programs, and develop an organizational structure for staff and volunteers for a county recreation and parks department.

The CCPP is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and includes the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and federal funding sources.

"I am pleased that these investments have been made in my senatorial district," Yaw said in a news release.

"This funding will assist with the completion of park and other land and water conservation projects. Even more importantly, these dollars will generate additional revenues through increased economic, tourism and recreational activities in the Northern Tier."

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.