Pollution control project funded in Pike County
Milford. Pike County Conservation District Executive Director Michele Long says the project will educate the project about best practices to keep water clean.


Conservationists to work on the Pike County project are (from left): Jeremy Oettinger, Marianna Quartararo, and Michele Long. (Photo provided)

The Pike County Conservation District received $1,600 to produce an educational sign and a public program on the benefits of natural best management practices, such as bioswales, that filter silt and debris from stormwater runoff.
“Clean water is important to our community,” said Michele Long, Pike County Conservation District executive director. "Working together, we can all do our part to ensure there is enough clean water for future generations."
Education and outreach about the Pike County project is expected to begin in July. The district expects to have the project completed by October.
Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
35 projects in PA
Thirty-five projects will be funded in 31 Pennsylvania counties. Projects include stream workshops, agricultural field days, forestry workshops, homeowner workshops, and more. Wayne County received $1,000 for the Wayne County Farm Bus Tour. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit https://tinyurl.com/NPS2019-20.
For more information about the Pike County Conservation District or the planned project, visit PikeConservation.org or call 570-226-8220.