The Wolf Administration announced grant funding to stabilize stream banks and restore and restore fish habitats in Cambria County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Cambria County Conservation District three grants totaling $105,797.
These 2019 Growing Greener grants of $52,499 will be used to shore up 1,000 feet of stream reaches in the headwaters area of the West Branch Susquehanna River and $19,170 will go to stabilize stream banks on Laurel Lick Run to combat active erosion on 785 feet of stream, both in the Susquehanna River watershed. The Cambria County Conservation District will also receive $34,128 to install 15 stream bank protection/fish habitat structures on approximately 1,250 feet of the North Branch of Blacklick Creek.
“Through partnerships with the county conservation district and local watershed groups we’re furthering conservation efforts and improving water quality,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
Growing Greener projects have been instrumental in cleaning up abandoned mine lands, preserving farmlands, and protecting and restoring watersheds throughout the commonwealth.