BUCKS COUNTY − January 16, 2024 − Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Perry Warren (D-31) today announced that Lower Makefield Township will receive $45,000 in Act 13 Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program funds to improve access to Five Mile Woods.

“Five Mile Woods was a favorite hiking spot for my children growing up and continues to be a place we frequently visit, so I recognized firsthand the value of supporting state funds to improve access to this vital nature preserve in Lower Makefield Township,” said Senator Santarsiero. “I look forward to more residents enjoying the 285-acres of dense forest and trails offered in this wonderful community resource.

“Historic places and recreational opportunities abound in our communities,” said Representative Warren. “Five Mile Woods Preserve is both geologically unique and an example of the evolution of the use of land by early settlers to later generations in Bucks County. This grant will help Lower Makefield improve access to this natural treasure.”

Grant funds can be awarded for projects which involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails, and river conservation.

Additional information about the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program can be found on the DCED website.