Ross Twp., Girty’s Run projects awarded $155,000 in enviro grants

Projects involve creek restoration, river conservation plan

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2 – Ross Township and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy have been awarded a combined $155,000 in state grants to help fund two environmental conservation projects, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“As someone who never stops advocating for our communities and the environment, I want to congratulate Ross Township and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for these grants,” Innamorato said. “Protecting and restoring the environment is a core mission of government, and part of our state constitution. I will continue to support projects like these that benefit all of our neighbors, and improve not just the environment, but the health of our communities.”

The two grants awarded are:

                                                                                                                   

  • Ross Township, $119,000 to restore 1,300 feet of a tributary to Little Pine Creek in Sangree Park.
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $36,000 to prepare a river conservation plan for Girty’s Run Watershed.

“Millvale is thrilled with the DCNR 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program grant award and looks forward to again working with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to develop a Conservation Plan for Girty’s Run Watershed,” said Eddie Figas, Millvale borough manager.

The grants, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, were funded from a variety of state and federal sources.