Monday, October 19, 2020

DEP October Newsletter Updates Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation

October Chesapeake Bay Implementation newsletter is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring these articles--

-- Partnering With Tier 1-2 County Clean Water Planning - Progress Reports Due Mid-October

-- Outreach, Engagement In Tier 3-4 County Clean Water Planning

-- DEP. State Conservation Commission, U.S.G.S. Data Sharing Advances

-- 23 Projects Awarded EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants  Read more here.

-- Applications For 319 Grants Still Being Accepted  Read more here.

-- Applications For DEP Environmental Ed Grants Being Accepted  Read more here.

-- Agriculture Planning Reimbursement Program Is Open  Read more here.

-- Phase 2 Agricultural Inspections Program Grants Being Finalized

-- Funding For Lawn Conversions Is Available From DCNR  Read more here.

-- First Deadlines Approaching For NRCS Funding Programs  Read more here.

-- County Progress Reports: Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York 

--DCNR Releases New Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Click Here to sign up for your own copy of the newsletter.

PA Bay Plan Update

DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council is scheduled to meet on October 20 to hear an update on Pennsylvania’s efforts to clean up our rivers and streams to meet the Chesapeake Bay mandates.  Read more here.

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.

(Photo: York County Master Watershed Stewards plant stream buffer at Little Creek Community Park.)


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

Related Articles:

-- Draft Conowingo Dam Watershed Implementation Plan Calls For An Additional 6.41 Million Pounds Of Nitrogen Reductions In PA; Comment Period Open

-- Learn More About DCNR’s Converting Your Lawn To Meadow Or Woods Program, Funding

-- Bay Journal: On Chesapeake Bay Cleanup, Field Studies, Computer Predictions Don't Always Agree
-- Bay Journal: Use Of Switchgrass Growing In Popularity For Farm Conservation

-- Farmers Tell Why They Need An Agricultural Cost-Share Program To Support Conservation Practices (Video) 

--  46 Groups Want Farm Conservation Funding Bill Passed This Year

[Posted: October 19, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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