Monday, August 19, 2019

Fish & Boat Commission: Grants Now Available To Improve Watersheds In Berks, Lebanon Counties

On August 19, the Fish and Boat Commission announced it is now accepting applications for grants to support fisheries, aquatic habitat enhancement, recreational access and water quality in the Tulpehocken Creek and Quittapahilla Creek watersheds in Berks and Lebanon counties.
The deadline for applications is October 18.
The Tulpehocken Creek watershed encompasses 219 square miles in Lebanon and Berks counties and includes Blue Marsh Reservoir. The Quittapahilla Creek watershed covers 77 square miles in Lebanon County. 
Only projects wholly located within these watersheds will be considered.
For 2019, priority will be placed on projects that improve aquatic habitats for fisheries. Other eligible projects will be considered, but will be given lower priority. 
Grants can be used for stand-alone projects or to supplement other funding for larger projects that are designed to improve aquatic habitat, water quality or recreational use. Examples of acceptable activities include: fishery habitat restoration or enhancement; fish stocking; fishing access; maintenance or creation of facilities to encourage, improve or expand recreational use of the fishery; or studies related to these issues.  
This funding is made available through a settlement agreement between the Commission and Helix Ironwood, L.L.C., related to the operation of an electric generation facility located in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County.
Click Here for all the details and information on how to apply.  Questions should be directed to the Commission by calling 717-346-8137.
(Photo: Quittapahilla Creek, Doc Fritchey Trout Unlimited Chapter.)
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