Pennsylvania DEP funds 20 clean water projects
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has selected 20 projects that aim to clean up waters in Northwest Pennsylvania for funding. The projects will receive a total of more than $3.7 million through DEP’s Growing Greener Plus program.
More than $34 million has been awarded so far, statewide, to 149 different projects through Growing Greener. While the fund, which is aimed at slashing the backlog of farmland preservation projects, also includes providing funds for cleaning up abandoned mines and improving trails and parks, it also includes restoring watersheds and providing new and upgraded water and sewage equipment.
Grantees have up to three years to implement projects. There have been five awardees in Armstrong, one in Armstrong and Clarion, three in Butler, one in Crawford, one in Erie, four in Indiana, one in Jefferson, one for Pennsylvania State University (covering Schuylkill, Franklin, Adams, Erie, Crawford and Warren), two for Venago and one for Warren, as well as four statewide awardees.