Scotland Campus to donate land for future nature trail along Conococheague Creek
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved $100,000 for the removal of two dams located in Greene Township, Franklin County.
“This project is important for the community in terms of recreation, but also for the health of a local pond and creek that are a part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” said Kauffman. “I have advocated strongly for this funding and am pleased to have this project chosen to receive a grant that will help move this plan forward.”
The project consists of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Greene Township working together to assist Scotland Campus in removing two dams that are currently impounding Conococheague Creek.
Once the dams are removed, an inlet and piping can be installed to properly maintain water flow to the recreational pond. Removing the two Scotland Pond Dams will restore approximately 1,000 feet of previously impounded aquatic habitat, help alleviate public safety hazards and decrease localized flooding.
“Greene Township would like to thank Representative Kauffman for his work and support in acquiring grant monies for this restoration project. We look forward to working with the Fish and Boat Commission and property owners to complete the dam removals and revitalize this valuable stretch of the Conococheague Creek,” said Todd Burns, chairman of the Greene Township Board of Supervisors.
Scotland Campus has also agreed to provide land near the stream and the pond to Greene Township for the creation of a water trail along the creek.
The total cost of the project is $242,040.
Representative Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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