Growing Greener Funding Awarded to Bradford, Lycoming, Union Counties

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that one watershed association and two county conservation districts in the 23rd Senatorial District will be awarded $941,952 in Growing Greener funding to improve watersheds and reduce storm water runoff, among other environmental efforts.

According to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Wysox Creek Watershed Association, Inc. in Bradford County will receive $758,452 for “Comprehensive Watershed Conservation in Parks and Bullard Creeks.”

The Lycoming County Conservation District will also receive $150,000 to implement agricultural storm water best management practices.  In addition, the Union County Conservation District will receive $33,500 for the “Buffalo Creek Stream Corridor and Wetland Improvement Project.”

“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 hear that this funding will be directed to our region for site improvements.”

The grants awarded today by DEP are funding over 98 projects to clean up rivers, streams and watershed resources across the state.

The Growing Greener program was created in 1999 to protect and improve watersheds, reduce storm water runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and to support educational programs and other critical conservation related efforts.


Adam Pankake, Executive Director