WVWA Receives Funding for Clean Water Protection
William Penn Foundation Funded Delaware River Watershed Initiative Begins Phase II
Ambler, PA (April 06, 2018) – The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) is one of 65 nonprofit organizations who have recently been awarded grant funding to protect clean water in the Delaware River Basin as part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). The William Penn Foundation announced $42 million in new funding for the DRWI, which is among the country’s largest non-governmental conservation efforts to protect and restore clean water. This additional $42 million will fund phase 2, a three-year investment (2018-2021), which builds on initial successes to protect and restore over 43,000 additional acres and continue science-driven, data-informed efforts to secure clean, abundant water in the basin. The DRWI is a first-of-its-kind collaboration involving 65 non-governmental organizations working together to protect and restore the Delaware River and its tributaries, which provide drinking water for 15 million people in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.
Construction on Pennsylvania Avenue at Piszek Preserve
Oreland, PA (February 27, 2018) - The Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over the Sandy Run at WVWA's Piszek Preserve in Springfield Township is scheduled to be replaced beginning in February and lasting until December 2018. This bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, which is an $899 million public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges throughout the state - five of which are in Montgomery County.
In addition to their commitment to public safety and roadway safety, PennDOT has also demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that protection of the stream and riparian zone is incorporated into their project plans.