Chester County commissioners to support funding for state conservation program

    Chester County commissioners are slated to ask support from Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett for the state’s Growing Greener conservation program.

    Commissioners were set to vote today on a resolution to join other local governments to urge the state to continue its funding toward the program.


    In Chester County, as the Mercury reports, Growing Greener funds helped pay for projects in Peacedale Village in Franklin, River Station Brownfield Development in Downingtown and watershed initiatives in Valley, Brandywine, Ridley and Crabby Creeks.

    The county estimates having received $23.7 million since 2006 and $7.8 million between 1999 and 2006. Under Corbett’s budget proposal, Growing Greener funding would be lost to other programs.

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