Venkat announces nearly $400,000 in environmental grants

Grants will address streambanks and watersheds in Franklin Park Borough

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Arvind Venkat, D-Allegheny, announced today that Franklin Park has been awarded $390,900 in grants to address environmental concerns.

This state funding, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener Plus Program, includes:

  • $200,900 to a Tributary of Fish Run Stream Restoration Project - the proposed project will stabilize streambanks and restore riparian buffers and floodplain connection to reduce pollutants from erosion and stormwater runoff and address flooding issues.

  • $190,000 to the Ramblewood Pond Retrofit Project - the proposed project will retrofit an approximate 54,450-square-foot basin to meet the sediment reduction goal for the Pine Creek watershed.

“Maintaining streambanks and watersheds is a key issue for many communities,” Venkat said. “As water quality becomes an issue everywhere, the importance of watersheds and streambanks will only become more essential to ensuring a sustainable ecosystem and human well-being.”

Growing Greener is the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania’s history to address critical environmental concerns. Grantees have up to three years to implement their projects.

Learn more here.