County of Prince George, Virginia 

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2019

For further information contact:
 Julie Walton - (804) 722-8659
 mail: jwalton@princegeorgecountyva.gov

DEQ AWARDS $655,109 TO PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY
FOR STREAM RESTORATION PROJECT

PRINCE GEORGE, VA – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded 15 localities across the commonwealth with $20 million from this year’s Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF).  Prince George County was awarded $655,109 for a stream restoration project in the Birchett Estates subdivision.

The SLAF program, managed by DEQ, provides matching grants to localities for improvement projects that implement cost-effective best management practices.  This year’s awards will support 24 projects that will reduce water pollution across the state.  DEQ received a total of 59 applications from 34 localities for projects totaling more than $39 million.  To date, more than $80 million in SLAF funding has been awarded to support 193 stormwater improvement projects across the commonwealth.

“This stormwater improvement funding from our state partners is essential to Prince George County to tackle the degradation that has occurred over time to our stormwater drainage systems and streams,” said Percy C. Ashcraft, Prince George County Administrator.  “We look forward to continuing our efforts to improve our streams, reduce runoff and ultimately, improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.”

County staff and their consultant, Timmons Group, prepared and submitted the grant request.  A previous grant request was awarded by DEQ to the county for stream restoration work in the Cedar Creek subdivision, which is currently underway.

For additional information, please contact Julie Walton, Director of Community Development & Code Compliance, Prince George County, at (804) 722-8659.

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