LEWISBURG – A wetland restoration project jumpstarted at Donald Eichorn Middle School in Lewisburg has received state funding. The state Department of Environmental Resources has announced it is awarding nearly $18,000 in grant money for the project. DEP says the grant will be awarded to the Union County Conservation District to fund the school’s project.
The project will re-establish native wetland habitat to filter stormwater runoff pollution and a provide hands-on educational site for students. The DEP says they’ll be using Best Management Practices and the improved wetlands should slow the runoff coming from the school’s impervious surfaces. It will also filter pollutants out of the water, and allow it to absorb naturally back into the ground. Native plants will also be established to benefit pollinators.