Issue Position: Local Issues - Funding for Environmental Projects
Congressman Murphy joined with the Bucks County Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to announce the award of $101,000 in combined federal and private funding for improvements to the Mill Creek Watershed.
The money will allow the Bucks County Chapter of Trout Unlimited to improve stream habitat - specifically for brown trout. The project promises to benefit all cold water fisheries, as well as enhance the land and water in the 21-square mile watershed. The grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Delaware Estuary Program will restore eroding streambanks, establish a riparian buffer and remove a dam on Watson Creek.
Congressman Murphy is committed to protecting our environment, not only through national policy, but also by utilizing the resources of the federal government to fund local projects
The award is one of only 22 grants given to local nonprofits and government by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to fund conservation projects under its Delaware Estuary Watershed Grants Program (DEWGP).