Harper Announces Growing Greener Grant for WVWA
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) today announced a $44,000 Growing Greener grant has been awarded to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA).

The grant will be used to develop a comprehensive assessment regarding the Thompson Dam to help plan a sustainable path forward regarding the dam’s repair, replacement or removal, and the impact on the surrounding riparian’s corridor and impact on surface water in the creek.

“WVWA is an outstanding organization that does great work on behalf of the environment and each and every one of us who enjoy clean water,” Harper said. “As an outspoken advocate for the Growing Greener program, I wholeheartedly support this investment in our region’s future.”

First enacted in 1999, Growing Greener funding has helped to slash the backlog of farmland-preservation projects statewide; protect open space; eliminate the maintenance backlog in state parks; clean up abandoned mines and restore watersheds; provide funds for recreational trails and local parks; help communities address land use; and provide new and upgraded water and sewer systems. Harper was the prime architect of Growing Greener II, which, after overwhelming approval by Pennsylvania’s voters in a referendum, made $625 million in additional funding available through the program.

For more information about the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, visit wvwa.org. For more information about Growing Greener, visit DEP.pa.gov.

Representative Kate Harper
61st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Rep. Harper’s Blue Bell Office
KateHarper.net / Facebook.com/RepKateHarper

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