11 - 25 - 2013 Penns Creek conservation group gets grant for improvements
[CDT] - A local conservation group is getting a boost from the state in its efforts to improve the quality of Upper Penns Creek. Penns Valley Conservation Association has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for work along the creek, which runs through Gregg, Potter and Penn townships. State Sen. Jake Corman, who announced the grant Friday, said the money will help fund stream stabilization projects and the implementation of agriculture projects to help reduce nutrient runoff. The Centre County Conservation District also will receive $289,226 in state grants for improvements to Bald Eagle and Halfmoon creeks in Worth, Spring and Halfmoon townships. Corman, in a statement, said "âThis environmental protection effort will ensure that this watershed is protected and maintained for future generations.â