Thursday, February 1, 2024

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Awards $150,000+ Grants To Support 34 Local Watershed Projects

On January 31, the
Susquehanna River Basin Commission announced the award of more than $150,000 in grant funds to organizations that are dedicated to the health and quality of our local watersheds. 

The Stream & Watershed Enhancement Grant program is supporting 34 community-based environmental and water resource projects or events that will improve, restore or protect our Basin’s waterways.

“Local watershed groups, often small and volunteer-driven, are absolutely vital when it comes to safeguarding our creeks and streams,” said SRBC Executive Director Andrew Dehoff. “The variety and creativity of submissions this first year were inspiring. We are thrilled to support their goals, and, with each project, bring us all one step closer to the shared vision of a healthier and more vibrant Susquehanna River Basin.”

Awardees include county conservation districts, environmental volunteer groups, school districts, universities, municipalities and even one fire department. 

Community gardens, an ADA-accessible boat launch, water trail signage, microplastics monitoring, water rescue equipment, and a pollinator meadow are just a few examples of the exciting projects soon to benefit the Basin.

Grants awarded to--

Otsego County Conservation Association - $4,862

Research Foundation for SUNY - $2,793

Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District - $5,000

Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District - $5,000

Binghamton University - $4,890

Friends of the Chemung River Watershed - $5,000

Fishing Creek Watershed Association - $5,000

Millville Area School District - $2,000

Montour Area Recreation Commission - $5,000

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, Inc. - $2,500

Moshannon Creek Watershed Association - $2,975

ClearWater Conservancy - $5,000

City Hook & Ladder - $5,000

Little Juniata River Association - $5,000

Swatara Watershed Association, Inc. - $5,000

East Hanover Township, Dauphin County - $2,100

Chesapeake Conservancy Inc. - $4,982

Borough of Camp Hill - $5,000

Carlisle Borough - $3,020

Friends of Historic Heishman's Mill - $5,000

21. East Cocalico Township Authority - $4,680

Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County - $5,000

Londonderry Township - $5,000

Lower Allen Township - $5,000

Lebanon County Conservation District - $1,500

Hellam Township - $5,000

Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene - $5,000

Middle Spring Watershed Association - $5,000

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association - $5,000

City of York - $5,000

Octoraro Watershed Association - $4,840

Borough of Abbottstown - $5,000

Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited - $5,000

Messiah University - $5,000

Click Here for project descriptions.

For more information on programs, training opportunities and upcoming events, visit the Susquehanna River Basin Commission website.  Click Here to sign up for SRBC’s newsletter.   Follow SRBC on Twitter, visit them on YouTube.

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[Posted: February 1, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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