Garden Project in County Wins PA American Grant

One example (at top) of a stormwater management garden

AUDUBON PA – A project that will help Montgomery County students design and create a storm water management garden has received a $2,500 environmental grant from Pennsylvania American Water, which serves customers in the Royersford, Phoenixville, and Norristown areas. The company on Monday (June 22, 2020) announced 10 winning grant projects from among 30 applicants.

The county’s winner was the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, 1201 Pawlings Rd., Audubon. It will work with Centro de Cultura Arte Trabajo y Educacion (CCATE), Norristown’s largest Latinx community center, to create the urban garden at its new site. Native trees, plants and shrubs will be purchased and planted, and rain barrels and signage will also be installed.

Other winners were identified in Allegheny, Armstrong, Lackawanna, Dauphin, Luzerne, Lawrence, and Cumberland counties.

Photo by Clarion Associates via Wikimedia, used as an image in the public domain