Ullman: $105,000 state grant awarded to restore Delaware River tributary in Durham

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Wildlands Conservancy Inc. has received a $105,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to restore a Delaware River tributary in Durham.

“The Delaware River is the lifeblood of Bucks County,” Ullman said. “This grant money will help accomplish conservation efforts to protect and enhance one of the river’s tributaries in Durham.”

The restoration work on the tributary will include dam removal, stream restoration, streambank stabilization, installation of riparian forest buffer, project signage and other related site improvements. 

The grant was awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.