2010-04-29 / Local & State

Pa. Tourist Town Using Fed Money To Go Green

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) – Officials in a Fayette County town that attracts lots of summer tourists to its famous waterfall are using federal stimulus money to help make the tiny town more green.

The borough of Ohiopyle is using a $1.3 million federal grant to control stormwater runoff entering the Youghiogheny River, build new sidewalks, plant rain gardens and repave streets, among other projects.

Ohiopyle State Park manager John Hallas says the area is a portal to attractions throughout the Laurel Highlands, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home nearby.

The projects are expected to be completed by June 1.

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