The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Environment & Energy
Tue January 15, 2013
Value-Added Forests: The Working Woodlands Program
Pennsylvania forests have a new, surprising ally. You might even call it a sponsor. Chevrolet is footing the bill for a 22,000-acre parcel near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The forest is owned by the city’s water authority, which draws off tributaries in the forested watershed to supply its 115, 000 customers.
“We’re anticipating- to be on the safe side- somewhere from $75,000 to $100,000 annually. If we get more than that… great,” said Steve Repach, Authority director.