Bucks County Audubon Society gets $154,000 for restoration project

NEW HOPE, PA — A grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will support the Bucks County Audubon Society’s restoration work at Honey Hollow Creek, according to a news release.

This year’s Growing Greener Grants were announced Thursday, with amounts totaling more than $3.5 million distributed across southeastern Pennsylvania for watershed restoration and protection.

“Growing Greener is the single largest investment of public funds that goes directly to solving critical environmental issues of the 21st century,” said DEP Southeast Regional Director Pat Patterson. “As we continue to see the impacts of climate change, it is imperative that we use funds to invest in, protect and restore our watersheds.”

Growing Greener grants are awarded for projects in three categories: watershed restoration and protection; rehabilitation of abandoned mines; and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects. Across the state, this year’s awards exceed $18 million and will fund projects focused on design, construction, education and awareness.

The Bucks County Audubon Society in Honey Hollow, which spans 110 acres with 6 miles of trails, meadows, forests, ponds, wetlands and streams, received $154,100.

The Audubon Society will use these funds to design and authorize the re-regulation of the Honey Hollow Creek Dam, stream stabilization and floodplain restoration.

Three other agencies also received funds to distribute for appropriate projects: the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to administer farmland preservation projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for renovation and improving state parks, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority for upgrading water and sewer systems. .

Approved projects in southeastern Pennsylvania include:

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  • Borough of Langhorne Manor: Comly Avenue Water Quality Improvements, $230,000
  • Township of Northampton: Northampton Crossing Basin Renovation, $300,000

Chester

  • Stroud Water Research Center, Inc.: Best Agricultural Management Practices (BMPs) and Forestry Buffers for Red Clay Creek 2022, $495,944
  • Chester County Conservation District: Mushroom Farm Resource Conservator, $199,680
  • Township of Tredyffrin: Township of Tredyffrin Rain Garden Program, $12,740
  • Township of Tredyffrin: Bair Road/Trout Creek Infiltration, Water Quality and Flood Mitigation Project, $340,000
  • Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art: Assessing and Improving Water Quality in the Brandywine-Christina Watershed, $269,298

Delaware

  • Township of Radnor: West Wayne Preserve Water Quality Improvement and Flood Reduction Project, $480,000
  • Glenolden Borough: Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat Enhancement in Glenolden Community Park, $224,475
  • Township of Darby: Conway Park Shoreline Restoration Water Quality Improvement Project, $216,300

Delaware and Philadelphia

  • Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc.: Growing Greener Communities, $244,475 Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: TreeVitalize Watersheds 16, $250,000

Learn more about the Bucks County Audubon Society in Honey Hollow.


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