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Londonderry gets grant for Conewago Creek restoration project

By Laura Hayes

laurahayes@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 6/24/20

Londonderry Township was one of 11 projects that recently received a grant from Pennsylvania American Water.

According to a press release, a total of $40,000 was awarded to all of the recipients …

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Londonderry gets grant for Conewago Creek restoration project

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Londonderry Township was one of 11 projects that recently received a grant from Pennsylvania American Water.

According to a press release, a total of $40,000 was awarded to all of the recipients through Pennsylvania American Water’s 2020 Environmental Grant Program. Londonderry received $1,200. The funds are going toward projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. 

The press release said the grant funds will go toward water quality testing for the Conewago Creek restoration project and other future projects.

In the past, Londonderry leaders have said that the township is partnering with other agencies and Mount Joy Township to restore nearly a mile of the creek from the bridge on Route 230 to Mill Road.

This isn’t the first time the project has received grant funds. Recently, it was one of nine projects to receive funds through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program. Londonderry was awarded $738,752.

The Dauphin County Conservation District received $2,200 for a workshop on stormwater management for homeowners, including providing rain barrels.

Projects in Allegheny, Armstrong, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lawrence, Montgomery and Cumberland counties also received funds.