Monday, April 4, 2016

PA Horticultural Society, Aqua PA Award TreeVitalize Watershed Grants

The PA Horticultural Society Monday announced the award of $203,174 in TreeVitalize Watershed Grants to 38 separate projects to plant over 7,000 trees and shrubs. The grant funds leverage an additional $146,886 in match provided by the grantee organizations.
The program is managed by PHS in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region, and funded by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program and Aqua Pennsylvania.
PHS, Aqua and DEP are pleased to announce grants to:
-- Bucks County
-- Solebury Township, Aquetong Spring Park
-- Doylestown Township, Neamand's Trail
-- Bucks County Conservation District, Peace Valley Equestrian Trail
-- Bucks County Conservation District, Heaven's Gate Farm
-- Bucks County Conservation District, Frame Property riparian buffer
-- Heritage Conservancy, Hart's Woods Preserve
-- Chester County
-- Green Valleys Watershed Association, Crabby Creek, Phase 2
-- Chester Ridley Crum Watershed Association, Serpentine Preserve
-- Natural Lands Trust, Kelsall Rd. Riparian Buffer
-- Traditions at Longwood HOA, Traditions at Longwood II
-- Stroud Water Research Center, DeLeo Farm
-- Brandywine Conservancy, East Brandywine Preserve
-- Delaware County
-- Middletown Township, Darlington Trail
-- Ridley Park Borough, Eastlake Park
-- Aston Township, Aston Twp., Stormwater Basins
-- City of Chester, Ethel Waters Park
-- Norwood Borough, Morton/Morton House
-- Montgomery County
-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Briarwyck Park
-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Graterford Field
-- Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, S. Park Avenue
-- Upper Perkiomen High School, UMJA Peninsula Green Lane
-- Upper Perkiomen High School, Perkiomen Creek
-- Meadowood Senior Living, Meadowood Riparian Corridor
-- Montgomery County Parks, Deep Creek Lake
-- Stony Creek Farms Association, Stony Creek Farms
-- Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Riverbend E.E. Center
-- TTF Watershed Partnership, McKinley Elementary School
-- Philadelphia County
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Schuylkill River Riparian
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Tacony Creek Upland Forest
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Tacony Creek Floodplain
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Haddington Woods/N. Forest
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Hollander Creek Edge
-- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Pattison Lagoon, N. Edge
TreeVitalize Watersheds is an important component of Plant One Million, a multi-state partnership led by PHS to increase tree planting and stewardship efforts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
For more information on this year’s projects or how to apply for the 2017 grant round, please contact Bob Adams, PHS Plant One Million Watersheds Manager, by sending email to: or call 215-988-8795.
More information about tree planting support and tree tender training is available in other areas of the state at the TreeVitalize website.

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