Two Erie projects focused on stream restoration have received a combined $400,000 in grants. 

The two grants were awarded Tuesday by the Commonwealth Finance Authority through the Watershed Restoration Project Program (WRPP). 

The City of Erie will use $200,000 for the Garrison Run Stream Restoration, which is looking to reduce the sediment load of the stream. 

The restoration work will be done on a section of the stream located on the fenced property of the Erie Wastewater Treatment Plant running along Port Access Road. 

The other $200,000 will be used by the city to reduce the sediment load of Cemetery Run, with the restoration work to be done on the portion of the stream that runs along the west side of Cranch Road. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has identified the streams as being impaired by sediment load.