Water: 5 Star Wetland Restoration & Grants
Tookany Creek Restoration Project
A Five Star Event in Cheltenham Township Pennsylvania, June 19, 2003
On June 19 at a ceremony in Tookany Creek Park (Cheltenham Township, PA), US Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 officials honored
Cheltenham Township for its environmental stewardship. EPA presented a bronze marker to the township officially designating Tookany Creek Park as a Five Star Restoration site. The Five Star Restoration program is a voluntary restoration effort involving at least five different organizations. At Tookany, there were 11 partners involved in the project. The Township’s goal, along with its partners, is a comprehensive revitalization and restoration of the creek. With the EPA grant of $20,000 and the additional funds provided by the partners, volunteers planted native vegetation along the streambank to slow eroding and flooding. The partners have also developed a watershed information and training manual on issues related to the Tookany Creek watershed for middle school students.