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Boscola taps $500K in local green grants

State Senator Lisa Boscola announced the Department of Environmental Protection will invest $506,071 in five projects to clean up and protect waterways throughout the Lehigh Valley under the Growing Greener Program.

“The Growing Greener has a long history of making a positive impact on our environment and natural resources and these projects will make a needed impact on protecting our waterways across the Lehigh Valley,” Boscola said. “I am very pleased to see the Friends of Johnston awarded a Growing Greener Grant to continue the work they are doing to protect and sustain the Johnston Preserve.”

The recipients of the Growing Greener Grants in the Lehigh Valley are as follows:

• Friends of Johnston, Inc for its Johnston Preserve Stormwater Management Engineering and Permitting: $94,016

• Wildlands Conservancy, Inc., Lehigh Valley and Lehigh River Watershed Landowner Outreach Phase II, $88,500

• Lehigh County Conservation District, Cedar Creek Enhancement, South Whitehall Township, $60,375

• Forks Township, Ramblewood Basin Retrofit, $163,180

• Plainfield Township, Little Bushkill Stream Restoration, $100,000

“I am pleased that these state funds will assist these organizations and municipalities to continue to address the needs of our natural environment,” Boscola said.

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