“PennFuture enthusiastically applauds the efforts of Gov. Tom Wolf and other elected officials who want to use $450 million in American Rescue Plan money to fund clean water projects through the Growing Greener 3 program,” said PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. “The Growing Greener program has a solid history of providing critical support to community-driven work that improves and protects clean water resources, open spaces, and recreational pursuits for Pennsylvanians and tourists alike.
Investing in clean water initiatives isn’t just the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do for the health of Pennsylvania residents and communities, now and in the future. PennFuture has been calling on state leaders for the last year to use these ARP funds in exactly this manner, and we are thrilled that countless communities across the Commonwealth will benefit from the decision made today to invest in clean water.”