Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) recently announced a state grant has been awarded to the Bucks County Conservation District to improve water quality in Middletown Township and the surrounding region.
Bucks County Conservation District will receive $300,000 to have Best Management Practices (BMPs) placed throughout regional wetlands to improve water quality. BMPs include planting vegetation, installing turtle habitats and extracting sediment from Lake Luxembourg, Core Creek and Neshaminy Creek.
“This grant is vital to improving our environment and ensures that we are taking the proper steps to improve water quality through environmentally supported best practices,” Farry said.
“I am pleased that tax dollars are returning to our communities to help fund these important projects,” Tomlinson said. “Watershed restoration is a crucial part of environmental protection, but it is very expensive. These grants will help restore and protect our waterways while reducing the local financial burden.”
This grant, funded by Act 13’s fees on Marcellus Shale, was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program, which offers grants that are used to improve water quality and recondition streams.
The project is expected to improve water quality in Lake Luxembourg, Core Creek and the Neshaminy Creek.