On behalf of the Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition, I want to congratulate Tioga and Lycoming Counties on receiving more than $460,000 in grant funding combined, to support critical watershed protection projects.
These significant grant awards are part of a $20.65 million investment through the state's Growing Greener program in projects statewide that will improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage and promote environmental education.
For more than a decade Pennsylvania's Growing Greener program has been protecting critical water resources and farmland and open space, thereby ensuring us access to safe drinking water, numerous opportunities for recreation and creating vibrant agriculture and tourism industries.
This recent round of grant awards underscores the importance of having a long-term source of funding for critical land, water and farmland preservation programs statewide.
Pennsylvania's future hinges on continued investments in preservation efforts, which improve quality of life and provide numerous environmental and economic benefits.
I look forward to seeing many more successes of the Growing Greener program.
Pennsylvania Growing Greener Coalition
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