Growing Greener Funding Awarded to Susquehanna, Union Counties

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that two county conservation districts in the 23rd Senatorial District will be awarded $645,424 in Growing Greener funding to improve watersheds and reduce storm water runoff, among other environmental efforts.

“Our local conservation districts and watershed associations are the boots on the ground when it comes to protecting the environment, regularly offering technical assistance and educational guidance to the people and communities in our region,” Yaw said.  “I was pleased to lend my support for these important projects that will address areas of impairment in Susquehanna and Union counties,” Yaw said.

According to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Susquehanna County Conservation District will receive $448,099 for the Wyalusing Creek Barnyards project to eliminate pollution problems associated with large numbers of cattle concentrated near waterways.  The Union County Conservation District will receive $197,325 for the Turtle Creek Agriculture Best Management Practices Project (BMP) to address sedimentation.  The creek flows through Buffalo and East Buffalo Townships.

The grants are part of more than $17.3 million awarded by DEP that are funding over 90 projects to clean up rivers, streams and watershed resources across the state.

“I applaud the conservation districts’ work to protect our natural resources and would like to thank Governor Corbett and his Administration for providing this important funding that will further protect our state’s water resources,” Yaw added.


Adam Pankake, 717-787-3280

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