Over $9.6 million in Growing Greener Grants Awarded to 25 Conservation Districts

Governor Tom Wolf announced that 106 projects to clean up local waters statewide, benefiting hundreds of communities, have been selected to receive funding through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Growing Greener program.

Twenty-five conservation districts and PACD were among the recipients. They are:

Outside the Chesapeake Bay

  • Armstrong County Conservation District, Pine Run stream restoration, $59,889; Agricultural best management practices to reduce sediment and nutrient loads to Spra Run, $110,096
  • Berks County Conservation District, County agricultural best management practices implementation, $231,486

  • Bucks County Conservation District, Dimple Creek Watershed water chestnut management project, $95,385
  • Carbon County Conservation District, Nesquehoning Creek stabilization phase 3, $215,000

  • Crawford County Conservation District, Agricultural Best Management Practice Cost Share Program, $263,343; Little Sugar Creek streambank stabilization, $79,368
  • Greene County Conservation District, Browns Creek stabilization/best management practice implementation, $207,484
  • Indiana County Conservation District, McKee Run streambank stabilization, $20,494
  • Jefferson County Conservation District, Pine Run agricultural best management practices implementation, $486,580
  • Mercer County Conservation District, Elder Run streambank stabilization, $40,247; Sandy Creek Watershed conservation project, $209,000
  • Washington County Conservation District, Covered Bridge Meadow agricultural best management practices, $36,683
  • Westmoreland County Conservation District, Murrysville stormwater basin retrofits, $64,620; Vandergrift CBD stormwater management phase 2, $5,000

In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

  • Berks County Conservation District, Creekside Stables erosion best management practices, $50,033; Dennis Bross Farm best management practices, $306,551
  • Cambria County Conservation District, Glendale Lake shoreline stabilization project phase 5, $167,618; Northern Cambria flood control restoration project phase 2, $29,838
  • Centre County Conservation District, Reducing pollution loads from Centre County farms, $702,147
  • Cumberland County Conservation District, Agricultural best management practices, $289,813
  • Cambria County Conservation District, Cherry Tree flood control restoration phase 2, $70,701
  • Juniata County Conservation District, Lost Creek restoration phase 2, $116,028
  • Luzerne County Conservation District, 2016 Agricultural best management practice projects, $318,000; Nescopeck Creek Watershed restoration efforts, $140,000 
  • Lycoming County Conservation District, Agricultural and streambank best management practices, $214,984
  • Montour County Conservation District, Chillisquaque Creek/Limestone Run restoration, $746,713
  • Potter County Conservation District, Potter County streambank stabilization, $20,050
  • Schuylkill Conservation District, Good Spring Creek floodplain restoration phase 1, $230,000; Swatara Creek floodplain restoration phase 1, $2,991,000
  • Snyder County Conservation District, Snook barnyard improvement – lower lot, $163,840
  • Susquehanna County Conservation District, Countywide spring developments, $71,808; Priority watershed spring developments, $32,651; Meshoppen Watershed barnyards, $38,328; Tunkhannock Creek Watershed barnyards, $170,000; Wyalusing Watershed barnyards, $180,000
  • Tioga County Conservation District, Marsh Creek Watershed improvement, $60,389

  • Wyoming County Conservation District, Freeman Farm manure and wastewater handling and storage, $134,650

Multi-County

  • Armstrong Conservation District, Excitation emission matrix analysis water quality testing in Armstrong and Indiana Counties, $7,839

  • Columbia County Conservation District, Multicounty soil health project, $409,465

  • Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, CREP Outreach Program Office, $382,355

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