Governor Tom Corbett announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s approval of nearly $5.6 million in funding to support 32 watershed restoration and protection projects throughout Pennsylvania.

The funds were a part of the $28.5 million made available over the past two years to fund six Marcellus Legacy Fund programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

Quick overview:

Category  Total Funding        %
Watershed Restoration $5,600,000 20%
Greeways, Trails & Recreation $16,000,000 57%
Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement & Treatment $5,200,000 18%
Flood Mitigation Projects $700,000 2.5%
Orphan and Abandoned Well Plugging $225,000 0.8%
Baseline Water Quality Data $500,000 1.7%
TOTAL $28,225,000