Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NFWF, EPA Announce $10 Million In Grants To Restore The Chesapeake Bay Watershed; Nearly $4 Million To Benefit PA

On October 12, the
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership announced more than $10 million in grants for projects that will protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding watershed.

The 49 grants announced today will generate $12 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $22 million.

Fourteen projects that will benefit Pennsylvania received $3.88 million.

“EPA is pleased to support projects that improve the quality of local waters and habitat and help restore the Chesapeake Bay,” said Diana Esher, EPA Mid-Atlantic acting regional administrator. “It is a priority for EPA to support local actions that move us closer to our restoration goals. We applaud the grantees for their commitment to cleaner water and healthier watersheds.”

Grants that will benefit Pennsylvania include--

-- Restoring Priority Stream in Manheim Township, Lancaster County: $457,500;

-- Restoring Floodplain to Improve Water Quality in Little Conestoga Creek, Lancaster County: $440,000;

-- Restoring Floodplain by Addressing Legacy Sediment in Pequea Creek, Lancaster County: $500,000;

-- Stream Stabilization and Riparian Forest Buffer Installation in Kilinger Creek, South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County: $220,000;

-- Leveraging New Corporate Clean Water Partnerships in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties: $500,000;

-- Accelerating Best Management Practice Implementation in Lancaster and Chester Counties: $499,797;

-- Bradford County Accelerated Watershed Implementation Plan Development - II: $49,995;

-- Designing Floodplain Restoration in Santo Domingo Creek, Lancaster County: $50,000;

-- Designing a Stormwater Treatment Plan in Lititz Borough, Lancaster County: $20,000;

-- Assessing Opportunities for Mill Creek Riparian, Floodplain, and Stream Restoration, Lancaster County: $49,955;

-- Assessing and Prioritizing Restoration Actions in the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed, Cameron, Clinton Counties: $49,559; 

-- Little Mahanoy Creek Headwaters Restoration Plan Development, Schuylkill County: $50,000;

-- Watershed Approach to Stream Corridor Restoration in the Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay (NY, PA): $500,000; and

-- Expanding Nutrient Management Across the Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay (NY, PA): $500,000.

Click Here for details on these and other projects receiving grants.

For more information, visit the NFWF Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund webpage.

Other Funding Opportunities

The NFWF is also accepting applications for the Innovative Nutrient & Sediment Reduction Grant Program for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Applications are due November 15.  Click Here for more information.

[Posted: October 12, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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