Fact Sheet

Growing Greener has a tremendous track record of success, but there is still more work to do.

  • 19,000 miles of streams and rivers are unsafe for drinking or recreation, cannot support aquatic life, or cannot support agriculture or other industries.
  • Abandoned mines scar 189,000 acres in 43 counties, causing 5,500 miles of dead streams and rivers.
  • Many of Pennsylvania’s 6,000 local parks and more than 11,000 miles of trails need repairs and improvements.
  • 1,500 farms remain on the waiting list to be preserved.

See the full Growing Greener fact sheet to learn more.