– A new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant fishing pier has opened at Ironwood Point Recreation Area.
“The improvements to Ironwood Point Recreation Area are part of PPL’s commitment to providing and improving public recreation areas around Lake Wallenpaupack,” said Paul Canevari, PPL’s community relations director for the Pocono region.
The ADA-compliant fishing pier will help people with disabilities enjoy fishing in the area. Handicapped-accessible parking spaces and artificial fish structures under the water also provide assistance for fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack.
The installation of this fishing pier was a result of PPL’s 2005 relicensing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Lake Wallenpaupack also has another ADA-compliant fishing pier in place at Mangan Cove, near the hydroelectric dam.
The 5,700-acre Lake Wallenpaupack provides water for the Wallenpaupack hydroelectric plant, a 44-megawatt plant near Hawley that has been generating clean, renewable electricity since 1926.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with annual revenue of more than $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.