Burns: Grant to fund Chest Creek stabilization

Patton project to repair, restore fish habitat

EBENSBURG, Jan. 10 – Patton Borough will benefit from a $21,260 state grant to stabilize an area of stream bank along Chest Creek, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today.


Burns said the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program funding will help protect Patton Borough from future flooding – and will repair damage that followed unprecedented rain and flooding across Pennsylvania last year.


“These state funds will repair and restore fish habitat and also prevent future erosion along Chest Creek,” said Burns, D-Cambria. “It’s a vital investment to protect and restore a substantial section of stream bank to ensure residents enjoy this area for recreational use and enjoyment for years to come.”


Burns said the grant will stabilize 300 linear feet of stream bank and will assist the area in reducing and controlling storm water, and to rebuild from last year’s weather-related devastation.