Centre County Conservation Groups Receive Grants for Watershed Restoration Protection Program

The Centre County Conservation District and Penn Valley Conservation Association have been awarded a $289,226 state grant and $250,000 state grant (respectively). The grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to complete stream stabilization projects and implement agricultural projects aimed at reducing nutrient runoff in local watersheds, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

Corman said the funding will be used to restore and implement best management practices along Bald Eagle and Halfmoon Creeks in Worth, Spring and Halfmoon Townships; and the Upper Penns Creek, located in Gregg, Potter and Penn Townships – all in Centre County.

“This will help to reduce the amount of sediment entering the creek, improving water quality and reducing nutrient runoff,” Corman said.  “This environmental protection effort will ensure that this watershed is protected and maintained for future generations.”

 

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