Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has announced plans to invest in 73 watershed protection projects, and our five-county area will see some of the money.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties will receive funding for one project each, while Montgomery County will get help for three.
The Bucks County Conservation District will receive $293,900 for the Core Creek/Lake Luxembourg Watershed
The Brandywine Valley Association in Chester County will receive $375,100 for the Little Buck Run Stream
Villanova University in Delaware County will receive $145,000 for stormwater control measures
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council Inc. will receive $200,000 for Philadelphia stormwater infiltration
In Montgomery County, the National Audubon Society, Upper Merion Township and Montgomery County Conservation District will receive a combined $186,444 for projects at Chadwick Place, Crow Creek and Jenkintown Creek, respectively.
Projects around the state will improve watersheds, stormwater runoff, acid mine drainage and educational programs. The 73 projects were chosen from 130 applicants.