“State Funds Four County Watershed Projects


       Thursday, Feb. 21, the Department of Environmental Protection declared that it will invest $18.7 million in watershed protection projects. This will included four organizations in Chester County. These projects will help advance watersheds, stormwater runoff, acid mine drainage, educational programs, and other environmental efforts. 

    The four organizations in Chester County that are receiving the award grants are the Brandywine Conservancy, the Brandywine Valley Association, the Chester County Conservation District, and Green Valleys Association.       

    Green Valleys Association will receive $200,000 for its hard work on the Valley Creek Watershed, and its effort in the Charlestown, East Whiteland, Malvern, Tredyffrin, and Upper Merion Townships. The Brandywine Conservancy Inc. earned $207,966 for its devotion to the Brandywine and Chesapeake Watersheds. The Brandywine Valley Association has been awarded $56,500 for its work in Little Buck Run. And finally, the Chester County Conservation District was awarded $102,863 for their effort in the Brandywine Creek.

    The objective of these projects is to reduce pollution in watersheds where streams are damaged by developing agricultural and stormwater best-management practices. 

    “Protecting the waters of the commonwealth is key to DEP’s mission,” stated Mike Krancer, the secretary of the DEP. “Providing these grants is a major component of continued excellence in water quality.”

    Here at Eldredge we strive to protect our water and we are extremely excited to see these projects help our efforts to protect and conserve Chester County’s water. 

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