Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Wednesday issued this statement following the announcement by Gov. Wolf 114 projects would receive $25.1 million in Growing Greener funding. Mr. Campbell said:
“The $25 million in Growing Greener funding is a welcome investment in projects that can reduce water pollution and improve water quality across the Commonwealth.
“Roughly 19,000 miles of Pennsylvania waterways are polluted, and a commitment of resources and technical assistance is critical if the Commonwealth’s ‘rebooted’ efforts to clean up our rivers and streams are to be successful.
“This Growing Greener funding will go toward projects like stream restoration, streambank stabilization, agricultural practices, stormwater management, barnyard improvement and other efforts that could get Pennsylvania back on track toward meeting its clean water commitments.
“We urge legislators to commit to a new round of Growing Greener funding for Pennsylvania, which will allow conservation and clean water efforts like those highlighted today, to create a clean-water legacy for future generations.”
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