About GLBP Funded Projects in Pennsylvania
The Great Lakes Basin Program has supported six soil erosion and sediment
control projects in Pennsylvania totaling $78,100, with an additional $91,300
being leveraged from non-federal sources.
Projects in Pennsylvania have demonstrated or provided information statewide
about several innovative techniques to reduce streambank, urban and agricultural
erosion and sedimentation. These projects will directly prevent the loss of
over 2,257 tons of soil, as well as preventing inputs of over nine tons of nitrogen
and 12 tons of phosphorus over the lives of the projects.
Public information and education programs have been an important component
of the Pennsylvania effort, targeting key stakeholder groups such as developers,
farmers, design engineers and government agency personnel. In total, more than
600 people have been directly educated about these projects.