Thursday, October 27, 2022

Sen. Gordner Announces $200,000 Grant For Shamokin Creek Restoration Project In Northumberland County

Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance has been awarded state funding for stream restoration work, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-Columbia).

The grant, in the amount of $200,000, will be used for the initial study and development of a restoration plan for Shamokin Creek.  This includes comprehensive studies of flow rates, acid mine drainage and GIS mapping.

“I want to commend the Alliance for seeking to take another step in upgrading the water quality within Shamokin Creek,” said Senator Gordner.  “I was pleased to assist them in obtaining these crucial state funds to start that extensive process.”

Shamokin Creek has been plagued by orange deposits of iron for many years.  The Alliance seeks to eventually restore the creek to pristine condition. 

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[Posted: October 27, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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