Peco hands out $160K for green programs

Peco Energy Co. is distributing about $160,000 in grants to 20 local municipalities and nonprofits as part of its Peco Green Region program to fund open space and environmental initiatives.

In partnership with Natural Lands Trust, Peco will provide grants for a range of projects to improve walking trail accessibility to purchasing open land for conservation. PECO has awarded more than $1.7 million to 230 projects since the program's inception in 2004.

The recepients include:

Bucks County: New Hope Borough ($10,000), Falls Township ($10,000) and Newtown Borough ($10,000).

Chester County: East Bradford Township ($10,000); East Marlborough Township ($10,000); and North Coventry Township ($10,000).

Delaware County: Newtown Township ($9,100), Media Borough ($715), Morton Borough ($10,000) and Norwood Borough ($10,000).

Montgomery County: Whitpain Township ($10,000), Upper Salford Township ($10,000), Upper Pottsgrove Township ($5,000) and Horsham Township ($5,000).

Philadelphia: Fairmount Park Conservancy ($7,500), Urban Creators ($7,500), Hope Partnership for Education ($5,000), Trust for Public Land ($5,000) and Roxborough Development Corporation ($5,000).

York County: Delta Borough ($10,000).