Kazeem announces $100,000 state grant for Bergdoll Park Restoration

HARRISBURG, Jan. 18 – State Rep. Carol Kazeem announced today that Upper Chichester has been awarded $100,000 in state funding for Streambank Restoration in Bergdoll Park.

The grant originated from the Department of Community and Economic Development and Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Watershed Restoration Protection Program and support from Kazeem.

“This grant is an investment into the resilience of our community. The funds will benefit a streambank restoration initiative, which plays a crucial role in preventing erosion and flooding, enhancing local water quality, and preserving aquatic habitats,” said Kazeem, D-Delaware. “It’s rewarding to see state dollars going toward measures that improve our community’s overall well-being in a sustainable way.”

The Marcellus Legacy Fund supports Commonwealth Financing Authority's watershed restoration and protection projects. The Watershed Restoration and Protection Program aims to restore and maintain stream reaches damaged by uncontrolled nonpoint source polluted runoff, ultimately removing these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection's Impaired Waters list.