(WILLIAMSPORT) Senator Gene Yaw has announced the following Growing Greener grants to Watershed organizations and local government officials in his Senatorial District:
- Black Hole Creek Watershed Association, Lycoming County will receive $108,522.00 to breach and remove the Allenwood Federal Prison Dam and restore the stream to a free-flowing condition.
- Lycoming County Commissioners will receive $66,000 to restore 1,300 feet of Lycoming Creek to its original location through the use of channel blocks. The original location will be enhanced through the use of habitat improvement structures, which will make the creek deeper, narrower and more shaded. The existing wide, shallow location will be developed into step pools to provide habitat and flood mitigation.
- The Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. will receive $74,550 to host nine storm water and flood protection workshops, produce at least two informal publications and implement one demonstration project in each county to educate the public and municipalities about proactive approaches to flood protection.
“These funds are part of the Growing Greener II program,” Yaw said. “More than $21.5 million was released, funding 144 projects statewide.“
If you would like more information on applying for this grant program, please feel free to contact my district offices for assistance.
Contact: Arnie Kriner