Bradford congratulates Worcester Twp. on state grant for cleaner water runoff

NORRISTOWN, Dec. 7 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded Worcester Township a $42,804 grant to improve water quality and conditions in the Skippack Creek Watershed at the corner of Defford and Clyston roads, state Rep. Matt Bradford announced today.

Sediment deposits and eroded areas in the basin bottom nearby that intersection will be removed and repaired. Native seed mixes will be sown, and native plant species will be planted to help prevent erosion and catch pollution from entering the creek.

It’s estimated that the new basin will remove about 19,400 pounds of sediment per year.

“Congratulations to Worcester Township supervisors and staff on their successful bid for this well-earned state infusion,” said Bradford, D-Montgomery. “The new buffer will lend to a cleaner creek, and the township’s work on the grant lowers the cost for residents.

“Our region has shown time and again that it’s a great investment for the commonwealth, which is directly attributable to the quality of people here and our pride in the community.”

DEP’s Growing Greener grant program – the largest single investment of state funds to address Pennsylvania’s environmental challenges – is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees. Since it was launched in 1999, the Growing Greener program has provided more than $296 million to environmental projects statewide.