Pennsylvania DEP awards $575K for Delaware River projects including Chester trail, floating Schuylkill lab

Pennsylvania DEP awards $575K for Delaware River projects including Chester trail, floating Schuylkill lab

The Philadelphia Inquirer -The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced $574,974 in funding Wednesday for 12 projects aimed at protecting parts of the Delaware River coastal zone.

One grant of $60,000 would go toward designing an East Coast Greenway extension in Chester to provide residents more access to the river that many are cut off from. The money comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration but is administered by the DEP.

The East Coast Greenway is being patched together to connect 450 towns for 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. More than 1,000 miles have been completed. The hiking and biking trail runs through small towns and densely populated areas like Philadelphia.

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