Shusterman applauds $622K investment in watershed restoration and protection projects

HARRISBURG, Jan. 21 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced three Growing Greener grants totaling $622,038 for watershed projects in Chester County, more than $350,000 of that is heading to projects in Tredyffrin Township.

“Over the past couple years, I’ve developed a great relationship with Tredyffrin Township officials in working on Stormwater issues throughout the township,” Shusterman said. “I applaud everyone involved in the application process for grants for these two projects.”

$12,740 was awarded to Tredyffrin Township for their rain garden program. This project will educate residents about the value of rain gardens by building two public rain gardens, organizing educational events and building 13 residential rain gardens.

$340,000 was awarded to Tredyffrin Township for the Bair Road/Trout Creek infiltration, water quality and flood mitigation project. This project will manage stormwater runoff of upstream residential drainage areas. The funds will help build two subsurface storage and infiltration beds, which will be able to store nearly 110,000 gallons of stormwater runoff.

“Tredyffrin Township’s commitment to prioritizing stormwater projects made supporting their application a no-brainer,” Shusterman said. “I am happy to announce this funding as it’s a step in the right direction, and I look forward to continuing to work with the township officials on these increasingly important projects.”

$269,298 was also awarded to the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. The funds will be used to assess and improve water quality in the Brandywine-Christine watershed. This project will have a countywide effect. 

Growing Greener grants are awarded through the Department of Environmental Protection.