Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Western PA Conservancy Now Accepting Applications For BHE GT&S Watershed Mini Grants In Western PA

Western PA Conservancy is now accepting applications for the BHE GT&S Watershed Mini Grant Program to support grassroots watershed groups.  Applications are due December 18.

Grants are available to support expenses related to--

-- Water Quality Monitoring-- $3,500 limit;

-- Restoration Projects-- $3,500 limit; and

-- Organizational Promotion & Outreach-- $2,500 limit.

Applicants in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties are eligible.

Funding for this grant program is provided by BHE GT&S, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

Click Here for all the details and to apply.

Canoe Access Grant

The Western PA Conservancy is also accepting applications for Canoe Access Development Grants for Western Pennsylvania.  Deadline for applications November 20.

More information is available on programs, initiatives and special events at the Western PA Conservancy website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, join them on Instagram, visit the Conservancy’s YouTube Channel or add them to your network on LinkedinClick Here to support their work.

The Conservancy has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than 250,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, maintains 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers and the support of more than 9,000 members.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

The draft 2024 report has an interactive report viewer that allows you to zoom in to your own address to see if the streams near you are impaired and why.

Click Here to check out your streamsClick Here for a tutorial on using the viewer.

Related Article:

-- DEP 2024 Water Quality Report Shows 28,820 Miles Of Streams With Impaired Water Quality In PA (34%) - An Increase From 27,886 In 2022  [PaEN]

NewsClips This Week:

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Karl Blankenship: Farmers Question Whether Chesapeake Bay Model Reflects Reality

-- Chesapeake Bay Program: Protected Land In Bay Watershed Reaches 9.1 Million Acres; PA Leads With 3.6 Million Acres

-- Lehigh Valley-based Wildlands Conservancy: Record-Setting Tree Plantings; Our Animal Ambassadors Are Stars! Fall Photo Contest; Activities, Programs!

-- Forests For Chesapeake Bay: Fall Tree Plantings; Bat Stories; Ghosts Of Forest; Devil Tooth Fungus; Poisonous Plants 

-- TribLive: Little Bull Creek Sewer Project To Ease Overflows In Harrison

Related Articles This Week:

-- PA Watershed Groups Engaged 8,000 Volunteers Contributing Over 44,500 Hours; 35,000+ People Involved In Projects, Education, Hikes, Other Events; Planted 30,000 Trees in 2022  [PaEN] 

-- PA Sea Grant's Tom Cermak Recognized With Great Lakes Sea Grant Individual Achievement Award  [PaEN]

-- CBF's Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership: Last Year's Winners Of The Mira Lloyd Dock Diversity Award Work On Completing Environmental Projects  [PaEN]

-- National Sea Grant College Program Now Accepting Applications For 2 Marine Debris Prevention & Removal Funding Opportunities  [PaEN]

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Watershed Renewal Project Accelerates Restoration Work In Halfmoon Creek, Centre County, Pequea Creek, Lancaster County  [PaEN] 

-- Quittapahilla Watershed Assn. Interns Present Stream Morphology Surveys On Lebanon County Streams   [PaEN]

-- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: Call For Submissions For Westminster College Student Symposium On The Environment Dec. 4 to 7  [PaEN]

-- Friends Of The Wissahickon Host Nov. 7 Climate Change In Our Watersheds Fall Valley Talk, In-Person, Online In Philadelphia  [PaEN]

-- Protecting Clean Water Together Series: Keeping The Gunk Out Of Your Water Supply - By Carol Hillestad for the Brodhead Watershed Association   [PaEN]

[Posted: November 1, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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