Grants Awarded to Protect Local Water Quality

HARRISBURG – Two grants awarded by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today will help protect local water quality and prevent run-off pollution, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30).

A $50,000 award to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will support the construction of approximately 14 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Juniata, Potomac, and West Branch Susquehanna River watersheds, including locations in Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon counties.

A $71,600 grant to ClearWater Conservancy of Central PA, Inc. will support construction of approximately eight acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Susquehanna River Watershed in Centre and Huntingdon counties.

“Stream buffers are an inexpensive, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to help protect our waterways from pollution resulting from a number of different land uses,” Ward said. “These projects will help promote the health of our rivers and streams while also reducing erosion and minimizing the damage from flooding.”

The funding was awarded as part of DCNR’s Rivers Conservation and Riparian Forest Buffers grant program.


CONTACT:  Cheryl Schriner (717) 787-5490

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