Madden: $10,000 to Broadhead Water Shed Association for local conservation project

MONROE, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, was instrumental in getting the Broadhead Watershed Association a $10,478 conservation grant to conduct water samples of inorganic and organic ions in Paradise Township and East Stroudsburg. 

The grant was administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program. 

The Broadhead Watershed Association is the steward of protecting our exceptional water quality for 300 miles in Monroe County and this grant will be used to protect the water quality for everyone,” Madden said.  

The funding will be used to acquire and test water samples from Forest Hills Run and Yankee Run. 

Madden said the Growing Greener program remains the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania to address the state’s environmental concerns.                                                                       

The DEP’s Growing Greener program allocates funding for watershed restoration and protection, abandoned mine reclamation, and abandoned oil and gas well plugging projects.