Lansdale to Receive $100,000 Grant for Watershed Restoration, Godshall Says
HARRISBURG – Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) announced today that Lansdale Borough will receive a $100,000 grant for storm water improvements and streambank stabilization at Whites Road Park.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority voted today to approve the disbursement of Watershed Restoration Protection funds from the Marcellus Legacy Fund established under Act 13 of 2012, to improve water quality and control.

The borough proposes a restoration-retrofit project within four acres of Whites Road Park along a tributary of Towamencin Creek – a headwater area of the Skippack Watershed. It aims to stabilize 900 linear feet of eroded streambank, improve connectivity between the stream and its floodplain and create a new storm water management capacity, using infiltration/bio retention impoundments to provide water quality and quantity controls for runoff from an adjacent 44-acre drainage area.

“Once completed, the project will improve water flow and provide a more natural streambank along this important riparian corridor,” said Godshall. “It is also expected to substantially reduce the sediment load, improving water quality in the watershed.”

The overall goal of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program is to restore and maintain stream reaches impaired by the uncontrolled discharge of nonpoint source polluted runoff, and ultimately to remove these streams from the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Impaired Waters list.

Skippack Creek is on DEP’s list of priority watersheds.

Representative Bob Godshall
53rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham

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