The City of Winchester will receive more than $9,000 in grants to construct six wetlands as part of the Town Branch Restoration Project.
Bluegrass PRIDE, a non-profit organization that gives environmental resources and information to local governments in central Kentucky, and U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Kentucky, announced the grant Monday in a news release.
“The wetlands will filter stormwater during flood events, provide wildlife habitats and present opportunities for education and research,” the news release states. “After construction if completed, a wetland celebration will be held to raise awareness of the project in the community.”¿
Shanda Cecil, project coordinator for Strodes Creek Conservancy, said the wetlands will be constructed on city property near the Winchester-Clark County Industrial Park, adjacent to the Town Branch Restoration Project. She said construction should start in the next few months.