Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fish & Boat Commission: Funding Available To Improve Watersheds In York, Lancaster Counties

On May 29, the Fish and Boat Commission announced they are accepting applications for funding to address habitat improvement and sediment reduction projects in York and Lancaster counties.  The deadline for applications is July 31.
Funding for the grant program is being provided by Exelon Generation Company as part of its 2014 water quality certification from the state Department of Environmental Protection to operate the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, an electric generation facility located along the Susquehanna River in Peach Bottom Township, York County, and Fulton and Dunmore townships, Lancaster County.
As part of the agreement, Exelon will mitigate impacts to aquatic resources by providing $100,000 per year to the PFBC for as long as the Peach Bottom facility remains in operation. 
To be eligible, projects must be in York or Lancaster counties and be a habitat improvement or a sediment reduction project. Projects may include stream improvement, agricultural best management practices, and small dam removal projects. 
Project applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must use the application form specified in the grant application package.
This round of projects is expected to be announced in September.
For more information about applying for this grant program, contact Tyler Neimond, PFBC Habitat Manager, by calling 814-359-5185 or by sending an email to:
[Posted: May 30, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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