BETHLEHEM (January 12, 2023) – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded a $125,000 Growing Greener grant to the Wildlands Conservancy for its efforts to restore the Fry’s Run Stream in Williams Township.

“The Growing Greener Program has a long history of making a positive impact on our Commonwealth’s environment and natural resources and this state investment in restoring the Fry’s Run Stream is another prime example,” Boscola stated. “I am very pleased to see the Wildlands Conservancy awarded another Growing Greener Grant to continue the great work they have done on so many projects throughout the Lehigh Valley to protect and enhance our natural resources.”

One of the primary goals under Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Program is to invest in projects that restore waterways damaged by non-point source pollution. Some examples of priority activities are restoration work to reduce pollutant load in impaired watersheds for which total maximum daily loads have been developed; projects in priority watersheds that would reduce the source of impairment; and priority activities that lead to water quality restoration and protection.