Dec. 21, 2018

TUNKHANNOCK – A more than $471,000 grant that will address water damage and water quality in Wyoming County is drawing praise from state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Tunkhannock). The funding is the latest chapter in the Mehoopany Creek Roger Hollow Stream Restoration Project.

“This summer’s flooding of Route 87 and the surrounding area was an unfortunate reminder of the power of water,” Boback said. “This funding will address infrastructure problems that threaten homes in the area, as well as the integrity of roads and water quality.”

The Growing Greener program, which became law in 1999 and is the source of the grant, addresses environmental concerns such as the backlog of farmland-preservation projects statewide; restoring watersheds; and providing new and upgraded water and sewer systems. It is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees.

This grant will be used to alleviate flooding and remove sediment runoff into the Roger Hollow Stream by stabilizing its banks using stacked boulders on both sides of the waterway.

The Mehoopany Creek Roger Hollow Stream Restoration is part of the 2007 Mehoopany Creek Watershed Plan. This project will meet the PA Nonpoint Source Management Plan which focuses on reducing water quality degradation from “polluted runoff.” Roger Hollow Stream is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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