Media Day Highlights Project in Northumberland County

It took a joint effort to improve stream conditions and aquatic habitat along this unnamed tributary which discharges directly into the Susquehanna River. Installing fish habitat structures will reduce sediment inputs at the source, stabilize streambanks, and add diversity to the aquatic ecosystem. Photo provided by Northumberland County Conservation District.

It took a joint effort to improve stream conditions and aquatic habitat along this unnamed tributary which discharges directly into the Susquehanna River. Installing fish habitat structures will reduce sediment inputs at the source, stabilize streambanks, and add diversity to the aquatic ecosystem. Photo provided by Northumberland County Conservation District.

During a media day on August 12, a site in Northumberland County was highlighted. The Northumberland County Conservation District and partners worked with two landowners to address 4,342 linear feet of stream. The project includes approximately 90 structures, bank regrading, gravel bar removal, stabilized livestock crossing, and streambank fencing. The district worked for 3 weeks in August on the project and will finish in October. This project is part of a larger effort. The PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener grant program awarded $354,972 to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy for project implementation. This is the seventh year of stream restoration work. The partners have completed 85 projects in almost seven miles of agriculturally impaired streams in north-central Pennsylvania and won a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2014. Project partners included: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, Clinton County Conservation District, Columbia County Conservation District, Lycoming County Conservation District, Montour County Conservation District, Northumberland County Conservation District, Snyder County Conservation District, Tioga County Conservation District, and Union County Conservation District. Click here for a press release on the project, here for photos, and here for a short video.

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