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$2.89 Million in Growing Greener Grants Awarded for Environmental Projects
January, 24, 2014
Nine organizations in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $2,895,546 in state Growing Greener grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati said these grants are made available through the Growing Greener Program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Environmental Stewardship Fund. Across the commonwealth, Growing Greener will award over $20.65 million to fund 118 water protection projects through this round of funding.

“Preservation of our environment is an important investment in our future,” Scarnati stated. “I am pleased that grants are being provided to local non-profit organizations, watershed groups and local governments to protect our water resources. These funds will go a long way toward helping local groups, some of which depend on volunteer support from our community.”

Scarnati noted that the funding, along with hard work of area individuals will help to complete the nine projects that will aid in watershed protection, reduce stormwater runoff and reduce acid mine drainage.

The following projects in the 25th Senatorial District are receiving funding:

Clearfield County

·          Clearfield County Conservation District, Little D AMD Passive Treatment System Construction: $455,028

·          Lawrence Township, Montgomery Creek Watershed AMD Passive Treatment System: $413,439

·          Stream Restoration, Inc., Alder Run AMD Treatment System: $818,179

Elk County

·          Toby Creek Watershed Association, Inc., Kyler Hollow Passive Treatment System: $260,000.

Jefferson County

·          Headwaters Charitable Trust, Mill Creek Watershed: $274,621

Potter County

·          Potter County Conservation District, Genesee Headwaters Streambank Stabilization: $56,300

·          Trout Unlimited, Inc., Cross Fork Sediment Reduction and Habitat Improvement: $168,054

Tioga County

·          Babb Creek Watershed Association, Inc., Klondike AMD Passive Treatment System Repair: $253,447

·          Tioga County Conservation District, Agricultural BMP on Tributaries to the Cowanesque River: $196,478

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