SCRANTON, June 30, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that Clarks Summit Borough has been awarded a $167,604 state grant to complete a much-needed water quality revitalization project.

The grant, which was part of a $2.2 million investment by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in 19 stormwater projects in the Susquehanna River watershed, will be used for a rain garden and tree planting in the borough.

“I applaud Mayor Patty Lawler and borough officials for taking initiative and drawing down this important state funding to improve the water quality for borough residents,” Blake said. “It is important that the state and local municipalities continue to partner and fund projects that preserve our natural resources, improve our water quality and protect public health.”

Blake said that the grants are part of the Local Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation Program, which helps reduce sediment and nutrient runoff into waterways. Currently, the grants are limited to communities within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and many of the projects have financial matching or in-kind contributions in addition to the DEP grant.

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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