It’s an opportunity for you to make a difference for your community! Cleaner and healthier waterways improve the quality of life and business environment. They flood less often and are safe and appealing for family activities like boating and fishing. Also, studies show that healthy waterways increase property values.
Pennsylvania communities have made a lot of progress in improving local waterways over the last 40 years. Many streams that once ran orange with abandoned mine pollution are now places where residents gather to swim, fish, boat, and play. There’s more work to be done to bring this progress to every corner of the state. Pennsylvania has cut the amount of phosphorus pollution going downstream by more than one-third, and the amount of nitrogen pollution by about one-sixth.
This is also an opportunity to ensure that your business interests are considered as your county figures out how it will meet its goals.