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Area Lawmakers Applaud $300,000 in State Funding for Local Watershed Improvements
1/23/2014
HARRISBURG – Three state grants totaling $320,267 for the Susquehanna County Conservation District were announced today for projects aimed at improving waterways in the county, applauded Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Lehman) and Reps. Sandra Major (R-Montrose) and Tina Pickett (R-Lawton).

“Our area is blessed with miles of scenic rivers, streams and creeks,” Baker said. “The Susquehanna County Conservation District has done a tremendous job protecting our waterways, reducing pollution, and improving our water quality. Investing in these much-needed clean-water projects will continue that good work to protect our natural resources.”

“Our area waterways are essential to the environmental health of our county and state,” said Major. “If they are compromised or polluted in any way, then we need to take the appropriate steps to repair them. Unfortunately, that takes money our communities and conservation districts typically don’t have, which is why this funding is so important and greatly appreciated.”

Grants awarded to the Susquehanna County Conservation District included:
• $59,744 for agricultural spring developments.
• $55,000 for Dubois Creek restoration.
• $205,523 for priority watersheds Barnyard Project.

“The Susquehanna County Conservation District does a great job in helping to keep our waterways clean, and that involves making sure that every stream, creek and river in our local watersheds is as healthy as possible,” Pickett said. “All of that effort takes financial resources, and that’s why I am pleased there is a program like Growing Greener to help offset some of the costs of these projects.”

These grants were part of more than $20.65 million in funding awarded to organizations across the state for watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage, and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts.

Representative Sandra Major
111th District
Representative Tina Pickett
110th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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