Woodbridge & Perth Amboy Receive Federal Funds For Sandy Cleanup Efforts

Rep. Frank Pallone

Rep. Frank Pallone

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Woodbridge and Perth Amboy will receive federal funding for the cleanup of lakes and waterways affected by Superstorm Sandy, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) announced today.

Pallone announced that several lakes, creeks and brooks throughout the Sixth Congressional District will receive federal dollars to cover 90% of the cost of cleanup and restoration work through the National Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program, a part of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Woodbridge will receive $35,100 for the costs of removing downed trees and debris from South Branch Rahway River in the vicinity of Gills Lane and Barbara Court. Perth Amboy will receive $150,150 for the costs of stabilizing eroded hillside and removing storm downed trees and debris from the vicinity of Water Street.

The EWP program is designed to respond to watershed impairments caused by natural disasters, including removal of debris from lakes and streams, repair of undermined stream banks and damaged water control infrastructure.

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