State Senator Tom Killion (R-9) announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded $320,000 in Riparian Forest Buffer grants for Chester County and some parts of 9th Senatorial District. The program is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to county and local governments, river organizations, and other nonprofits for the construction of riparian forest buffer projects that help protect and preserve Pennsylvania’s waterways.
“It is so important that we have programs like the Riparian Forest Buffer program to help protect Pennsylvania water ways. We know that with the aid of these buffers we are able to dramatically improve our water resources and help protect them for future generations,” said Senator Killion.
The $320,000 in grants will be distributed to five different groups and support various projects in Chester County. The awards will be distributed as follows:
- Natural Lands Trust, Inc. $50,000
- Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County $50,000
- Stroud Water Research Center $113,000
- Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $50,000
- Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art $57,000
“I am so pleased that our region has been selected to receive these grants. With the culmination of these projects we will be able to provide a better quality of life for constituents in the 9th Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Killion.
Office of Sen. Killion: Mike Stoll (717) 787-4712