Friday, December 28, 2018

McKean Conservation District Receives $400,000 DEP Grant For Streambank Fencing, Buffers

On December 28, the Department of Environmental Protection announced the award of a $400,000 grant to the McKean County Conservation District to install tens of thousands of feet of streambank fencing in farm fields.
“Streambank fencing is a great way to reduce erosion and prevent pollution from entering our waterways,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “These projects will improve water quality in several watersheds throughout McKean County.”
This 2019 Growing Greener grant will be used to install more than 22,500 feet of streambank fencing, stabilize 8,000 feet of streambank in danger of erosion, and establish eight acres of riparian buffers across ten farms in the county.
The Growing Greener grant program is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees and a transfer from the Marcellus Shale Legacy Fund.
Click Here for more information on DEP’s Growing Greener Plus Grant Program.
For more information on buffers, financial and technical assistance available, visit DCNR’s Forest Buffers webpage.
New DCNR Grant Round
To learn more about grant opportunities to support riparian buffer, trail and recreation projects, visit DCNR’s Community Conservation Grant Program webpage. A new grant round is opening January 22 and will close April 10.
Forest Buffer Summit
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Western PA Conservancy will be hosting a Riparian Forest Buffer Summit on February 20-21 at the Best Western Premier Conference Center, 800 East Park Drive in Harrisburg.

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