Bellefonte, PA- Three organizations in Centre and Mifflin County have been awarded more than $1.3 million in state grants to clean up rivers, streams and water sources, according to Sen. Jake Corman (R-34).
Corman said the funding was awarded through the state’s Growing Greener Program, which voters overwhelmingly approved in 2005. The grants provide state investments in communities to preserve natural resources, protect farms and open space, and improve the environment.
“The grants awarded in this round of funding will help to promote clean water, good farming practices and address environmental challenges,” Corman said. “Many small communities face significant challenges in improving their water supplies, so this is a major help protecting their natural resources.”
Mifflin County Conservation District received the following grants:
- $414,229 to implement cost-effective agricultural best management practices to reduce nutrient and sediment impairment in the Upper Kishacoquilas Creek watershed.
- $220,084 to implement best management practices to reduce nutrient and sediment impairment in the Hungry Run Watershed.
- $226,763 to implement grazing best management practices for five farms.
- $79,177 to address non-point source pollution on Tea Creek.
Centre County Conservation District received the following grants:
- $198,884 to install sediment and nutrient reducing best management practices in the headwaters of Penns Creek.
- $16,500 to install additional sediment and nutrient reducing best management practices.
- $135,319 to install agricultural best management practices in the Little Fishing Creek watershed.
Beech Creek Watershed Association in Centre County received the following grant:
- $47,028 to develop a completed design package ready for construction bidding, as well as all necessary permitting for reclamation of an abandoned mine.
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