Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) announced that two clean water projects in Bucks and Montgomery Counties have received grant funding through the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Growing Greener program.
In Bucks County, Warrington Township will receive $16,515 that will go towards naturalizing the detention basin at Folly and Pickertown Roads. In Montgomery County, Ambler Borough will receive $206,100 to fund Growing Greener Ambler 2017-2020.
“Growing Greener is critical to our watersheds, open spaces, and the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians,” said Senator Greenleaf. “I am pleased to see a share of Growing Greener grants being put to good use here in Montgomery and Bucks County for clean water projects. An investment in the environment is an investment in public health.”
Growing Greener grants will go to 106 projects. Fifty-one are in Pennsylvania’s part (43 counties) of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, reflecting part of the ramped-up state and federal funding commitment to Pennsylvania’s federal mandate to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment pollution in the watershed.
Fifty-five Growing Greener projects are in the 24 counties beyond the watershed. Together, all projects will receive just over $20.7 million.
The Growing Greener grant program–the largest single investment of state funds to address Pennsylvania’s environmental challenges–is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees. Since it was launched in 1999, the Growing Greener program has provided more than $296 million to environmental projects statewide.