Major Growing Greener Grant received for more storm water catchment basins


[February, 2013]   The Lake Carey Welfare Association has again obtained a grant targeted at addressing the nutrient issues and improving lake water quality. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on Tuesday, February 19 that it will invest more than $18.7 million in watershed protection projects across the state, intended to improve watersheds, storm water runoff, acid mine drainage and educational programs, among other environmental efforts. The Lake Carey Welfare Association’s grant of $111,610.00 will be used to install additional nutrient catch basins to filter storm water runoff and to examine the costs to create a buffer to seal the internal nutrient load that have built up over time from storm water and agricultural runoff, and other sources.

“Protecting the waters of the commonwealth is key to DEP’s mission,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “Providing these grants is a major component of continued excellence in water quality.”

We owe a special note of thanks to Ed Hetzel who has headed these efforts on behalf of the Lake Carey Welfare Association for many years and to our consultants at Princeton Hydro, LLC who have been great partners in the Growing Greener Project development


Lake Carey Welfare Association, P O Box 637, Tunkhannock, PA 18657