Earlier this year, Bradford County was awarded $596,000 in grants funded from the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener program) for watershed and stream corridor rehabilitation efforts. The grant funding includes:
- $100,000 for the Wysox Creek Watershed Association, Inc.’s Comprehensive Watershed Rehabilitation project in and around Rome Township and Borough. The project will stabilize headwater tributaries, reduce storm water runoff from municipal roads, create retention basins to decrease stormflow problems, and increase groundwater recharge in the Bear Creek watershed.
- $171,000 for the Bradford County Conservation District‘s Satterlee Creek Stream Corridor Rehabilitation 2 project, which will stabilize stream and road corridors and reduce sediment and nutrients that enter Satterlee Creek.
- $325,000 for the Bradford County Watershed Initiative 2020, which will enable the county to complete up to 10 streambank stabilization projects and reduce approximately 1,000 tons of sediment, 1,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 2,500 pounds of nitrogen each year. The initiative will also host educational programs for municipal officials, contractors, and land owners.
Funding for these projects results in directly improving water quality for communities and open spaces throughout Bradford County and beyond.