Dush: Jefferson County to Receive Over $486k for Pine Run Upgrades

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Three organizations in Jefferson and Indiana counties will receive sizable Growing Greener state grants in order to help with the completion of local water conservation projects, Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced Wednesday.

“Cleaning up or conserving our local water supply is an integral part of protecting our overall natural resources,” Dush said. “This funding will go a long way toward completing these local projects, and I’d like to extend my appreciation to these organizations for qualifying to receive these highly competitive grants.”

In Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Conservation District will receive $486,580 for the implementation of agricultural best management practices at Pine Run.


In Indiana County, the Indiana Conservation District will receive $20,494 for the streambank stabilization of McKee Run and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will receive $52,193 for the phase two restoration of Ross Run.

The Growing Greener grant program—the largest single investment of state funds to address Pennsylvania’s environmental challenges—is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees. Since it was launched in 1999, the Growing Greener program has provided more than $296 million to environmental projects statewide.

The 66th Legislative District includes all of Jefferson County and the Indiana County communities of Banks, Canoe, East Mahoning, Grant, Green, Montgomery, North Mahoning, Rayne, South Mahoning and West Mahoning townships and Cherry Tree, Ernest, Glen Campbell, Marion Center, Plumville and Smicksburg boroughs.

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