Monday, October 19, 2020

DEP Accepting Applications For Farm Conservation Planning Grants In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for
farm conservation planning grants.  The deadline to register is April 1, 2021.

There’s almost $900,000 available to reimburse farmers for privately developed Agriculture Erosion & Sedimentation, Conservation, Nutrient Management, and Manure Management Plans

For more information, visit DEP’s Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program webpage or contact--

-- Farmers in Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cambria, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Somerset, and York Counties should contact Amy Zerbe, TeamAg Inc., at  or 570-888-0538; and

-- Farmers in Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties should contact Joshua Glace, Larson Design Group, at  or 570-374-5700 ext. 4011.

PA Chesapeake Bay Plan

For more information on how Pennsylvania plans to meet its Chesapeake Bay cleanup obligations, visit DEP’s PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan webpage.  

Click Here for a summary of the steps the Plan recommends.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

DEP’s Interactive Report Viewer allows you to zoom in on your own stream or watershed to find out how clean your stream is or if it has impaired water quality using the latest information in the draft 2020 Water Quality Report.

(Reprinted, mostly, from the October DEP Chesapeake Bay Implementation newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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[Posted: October 19, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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