Deasy applauds $275,000 grant for Green Tree stream restoration project

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Dan Deasy announced today that the borough of Green Tree will receive $275,000 in state funding for a stream restoration project within the Lower Chartiers Creek and Kilbuck Run-Ohio River watersheds.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, administered the funding from its Watershed Restoration and Protection Program.

“Green Tree has been working on a Pollution Reduction Plan to improve the stormwater infrastructure in those watershed areas,” Deasy said. “I’m proud to support environmental efforts that restore and preserve our streams, as well as work to keep our water clean and healthy.”

Deasy said the project will include 700 linear feet of stream restoration to stabilize eroded stream banks and the reconnection of the stream floodplains. The improvements would result in a reduction of 31,400 pounds of sediment per year and renewed preservation of the local downstream tributaries and stream ecology.

Watershed Restoration and Protection Program funds can be used for construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices. More information about the program can be found here: