– Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, has been awarded a state grant in the amount of $95,000 to assist with a stream improvement project being undertaken in partnership with the Elk Lake School District, announced Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna).
The funding will be used to restore and stabilize approximately 2,720 feet of stream that will generate a reduction of 337 tons of sediment, 204 pounds of total nitrogen and 185 pounds of total phosphorus each year.
“I am pleased the stream project is moving forward and was happy to advocate for funding approval,” said Pickett. “While this project will result in a cleaner waterway, it also provides an educational opportunity for the school district. Students will participate in the monitoring and maintenance plan through their ecology and biology classes, creating a win-win situation.”
The funding was made available through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which offers assistance with the planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. It is supported by the Marcellus Legacy Fund established by Act 13 of 2012.
The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.