Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Region Acting Director, Jared Dressler joined the Columbia County Conservation District (CCCD), PA Fish & Boat Commission and Town of Bloomsburg leaders this afternoon to announce $245,000 in Growing Greener grant funding for projects to improve water quality in the Kinney Run Watershed.
Kinney Run, an impaired tributary to the Susquehanna River, is a small, urbanized watershed that frequently experiences flooding. The Growing Greener grant will fund three small, interconnected projects within the watershed to reduce stormwater runoff, non-point source pollution, and erosion. The projects will enhance aquatic and pollinator habitats and establish a new public nature park with educational signage. Construction is anticipated to start in 2023.
Thanks to LIVIC Civil for assisting the Town and the CCCD with the grant application!