McClinton announces $260,000 for Yeadon Borough to address local flooding issue
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 – Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today that Yeadon Borough has been selected for a $260,000 grant for watershed restoration along Blunston Run.
McClinton helped secure the grant which was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and will be funded through the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program.
“I’m so pleased that Yeadon will receive the funding needed to improve the stability of Blunston Run and reduce the flooding issues that have grown worse after each rain fall,” McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware said. “With this one investment we’re improving the quality of life in our community and we’re helping to protect our environment long term.”
The funding will help restore a stream bank and protect utility infrastructure that has been exposed along Blunston Run, a tributary of Cobbs Creek. Restoring the section will address flooding between Allen Drive and Karen Drive in Yeadon that is affecting a public pool property, neighboring residential properties, and an apartment building, as well as reduce thousands of pounds of sediment annually.
McClinton added that the project will help reconnect the floodplains, stabilize the streambank to control erosion, reduce the waterway’s speed along the banks with habitat improvements, protect existing trees, and enhance vegetation.
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