Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

first_img June 29, 2017 Environment,  Press Release York, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.“The convenience we all enjoy with pavement comes with a tangible cost: increased runoff pollution in our local waters,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m pleased to support the municipalities—towns, cities, and other large land owners—striving to meet the stormwater challenge in Pennsylvania.”DEP is ramping up its work on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program, which incorporates more stringent stormwater management requirements. About 1,000 municipalities around the state must meet new requirements; approximately 340 are in the 43 Pennsylvania counties in the Bay watershed.“To make the greatest, most timely impact with our resources,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This funding targets projects in our Bay watershed counties with the highest pollutant loads. Collectively, the projects will remove 396 pounds of phosphorous, 2,800 pounds of nitrogen, and almost 800,000 pounds of sediment from local waters.”Projects are funded through the EPA Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants Program, a vital part of Pennsylvania’s progress in cleaning up its local waters and thereby benefiting the Bay.Earlier today, Secretary McDonnell acknowledged the projects in-person at an event at the York County Prison to showcase the county’s model approach to stormwater management.The prison project—converting stormwater basins to bioretention basins—was one of 19 projects chosen last year for EPA grant funding. Led by the York County Planning Commission, it reflects the county’s outstanding teamwork approach to municipal stormwater management.“The County of York and 43 municipalities are working together to clean up impaired streams through their MS4 [stormwater] permits,” said Felicia Dell, director of the York County Planning Commission. “Together we’ve developed a regional plan that identifies best management practices and collectively funds and constructs them. The municipalities should be lauded for their vision and spirit of cooperation.”The complete list of projects approved includes:Altoona City: St. Therese of the Child Jesus rain garden phase 2 ($55,349)Blair Township: Edgewood Drive stormwater basin retrofit ($100,000)Carlisle Borough: Urban stormwater park native wetland plantings ($200,000)Denver Borough: Denver Memorial Park rain gardens and streambank restoration ($38,220)Duncansville Borough: Duncansville Memorial Park bioretention, rain gardens, and permeable pavement ($200,000)East Lampeter Township: Mill Bridge Campground riparian buffer stream restoration ($199,610)Goldsboro Borough: Stream restoration between South York and Water Streets ($86,290)Mechanicsburg: Northside stormwater basin retrofit ($164,381)Mount Joy Borough: Rotary Park vegetation swale ($64,633) and Pink Alley stormwater basin retrofit ($40,422)Lancaster Township: Kensington Club stormwater basin retrofit ($200,000)Lemoyne Borough: Streambank restoration at Harrisburg Academy ($176,700)Paradise Township: BMC Paradise Truss Plant retrofit ($142,082)Paxtang Borough: Paxtang Parkway rain garden ($72,000)Rapho Township: Lefever Road stormwater basin retrofit ($161,360)Spring Grove Borough: Campus Avenue stream restoration phase 1 ($185,000)York: Memorial Park Poorhouse Run streambank restoration ($200,00) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershedlast_img read more

Phillies fans react to ‘MLB: The Show’s’ apparent trolling attempt

first_img“MLB: The Show” knows how to market, if nothing else.The baseball video game’s Twitter account teased a big announcement on its page Tuesday, piquing the interest of baseball fans. Phillies fans took it to mean that cover athlete Bryce Harper would be signing with their favorite team. One whiff and you’ll be hooked…Small dab, #BigSexy :— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 29, 2019Unsurprisingly, the presence of Bartolo Colon rather than Harper on the video game’s timeline prompted some less-than-happy Phillies fans who had hoped their dreams of Harper patrolling right field in Citizens Bank Park would become a reality.MORE: Harper headlines top 79 free agentsMany used Jim Carrey GIFs or voiced their displeasure about turning “MLB: The Show” tweet notifications on to show their unhappiness about the lack of news.This isn’t Harper news. Why did I turn on tweet notifications for this— Jack G (@jguugs) January 29, 2019Me if @Bharper3407 doesn’t sign with the @Phillies today. And @MLBTheShow just schooled everyone #impatientlywaiting— Kelly Beyer (@kbeyer607) January 29, 2019You just lost a customer— Aunt Tim (@JWat23) January 29, 2019Never thought I’d be getting trolled by a damn videogame— Mike Hurley (@MikeJHurley) January 29,— Sam Kulp (@kulp_sam) January 29, 2019If Bryce Harper doesn’t actually sign with the Phillies today….— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 29, 2019It would not be wise of @MLBTheShow to mislead the Philadelphia fanbase on something as big as a Bryce Harper signing…which is probably exactly what they’re doing and I’m just setting myself up for disappointment again ok great thanks #Phillies— Paul Caracciolo (@windowtothepaul) January 29, 2019Wow just got an email from Billy McFarland offering me tickets to a meet and greet with Bryce Harper in Philly tonight it’s really happening you guys— tyler donchez (@tylerdonchez) January 29, 2019Me trying to enjoy these Bryce Harper rumors while still expecting to be disappointed:— Jordan Lawson (@darealjlaw) January 29, 2019 You’ll want to keep an eye on this account tomorrow… just saying.Get hyped:— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 28, 2019Just don’t say that in front of the @Phillies fans…— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) January 28, 2019Needless to say, the announcement was far from anything involving Harper or the Phillies. last_img read more