Friday, January 19, 2024

Apply Now For Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grants, Deadline Feb. 15

Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is now accepting letters of intent to apply for Schuylkill River Restoration Grants.  The deadline is February 15.

The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed. 

The grants focus on three major sources of pollution: stormwater run-off, agricultural pollution and abandoned mine drainage.

The annual grant program begins each year in January with funding typically being awarded in May or June.  

The goal of the Restoration Fund is to support projects in the Schuylkill River watershed that are consistent with restoration and water management goals for the entire basin. 

The fund was created in 2006 through a unique public/private partnership between Exelon Nuclear, the Delaware River Basin Commission and the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area. 

Since being established in 2006, the fund has distributed more than $4.6 million–and leveraged another $5 million–for 121 projects that protect and restore the Schuylkill River.

Visit the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund webpage for all the details.  Questions should be directed to Tim Fenchel at

Other Grant Opportunities:

-- DCNR Begins Accepting Community Conservation Partnership Grant Applications Jan. 16; Snowmobile/ATV Grants Feb. 1 [PaEN]

-- CFA Begins Accepting Applications For Act 13 Watershed Restoration, Mine Reclamation, Sewage, Flood Mitigation, Recreation Grants Feb. 1 [PaEN]

Related Articles - Watersheds:

-- DEP Awards $101.1 Million In Federally-Funded Grants To Support Local Abandoned Mine-Related Restoration; Deadline For Next Round Of Grants Feb. 19  [PaEN] 

-- CFA Approves $27 Million In Watershed, Recreation Projects Funded By Act 13 Drilling Impact Fees; Fees Dropping $104 Million In 2024; New Grant Round Opening  [PaEN]

-- From Trees To Teaching, Master Watershed Steward Cindy Pizziketti Makes A Difference In York County; Sign Up Now For Master Steward Spring Training  [PaEN] 

-- Berks County-based Rodale Institute, Propagate Ag Design, Implementation Firm Form Partnership To Grow Adoption Of Agroforestry  [PaEN] 

-- Trout Unlimited: Bipartisan Abandoned Mine Cleanup 'Good Samaritan' Bill Reported Unanimously From US Senate Committee  [PaEN] 

-- Penn State Extension: Homeowner Perspectives Needed For On-Lot Septic System Maintenance Survey; More!  [PaEN] 

-- NRCS-PA: USDA Wetland Reserve Easement Application Deadline March 1  [PaEN]

[Posted: January 19, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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