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Midstate projects awarded watershed grants

By , - Last modified: February 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Lancaster County projects that include green infrastructure in Lancaster city led the midstate with more than $1.4 million in watershed grants awarded from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Overall, the agency awarded nearly $19 million across the state, a news release stated.

The majority of projects are getting money through the Growing Greener program, which is funded by the state’s Environmental Stewardship Fund, according to the release.

Lancaster city has been awarded almost $380,000 for green infrastructure, and four county conservation and restoration organizations were awarded a total of about $691,000.

Of the groups, more than $432,000 was awarded to the Save Speedwell organization for Speedwell Forge Lake.

Rounding out the county’s tally is Chester County-based Stroud Water Research Center Inc., which was awarded almost $370,000 for impaired streams in Lancaster County, DEP said.

In addition, the Dauphin County Conservation District was awarded more than $210,000 for a local watershed, and Jonestown in Lebanon County was awarded more than $99,000 for stormwater management.


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