Pennsylvania Watershed Protection Projects

Posted by on February 07, 2011

Water Resources Education Network Invites Applications for Pennsylvania Watershed Protection Projects
Deadline: March 25, 2011

Through its Water Resources Education Network Project, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund is accepting proposals for watershed education projects sponsored by community-based partnerships that educate, build awareness, and promote water-sustaining public policies and/or behavior change. Projects should be designed to encourage individual or collective action to protect and improve local water resources.

Funding will be awarded for Watershed Protection projects designed to educate residents of the state how to protect, improve, or remediate watersheds from the impact of non-point source pollution. Non-point source pollution includes drainage or runoff from abandoned coal mines and oil or gas wells, inadequate erosion control practices during development, improper agricultural and timber harvesting practices, failing on-lot septic systems or other waste disposal sites, and land use changes that affect runoff.

(Note: WREN does not have funding for Source Water Protection grants in this grant cycle.)

LWVPA-CEF invites partnerships of local or regional organizations, such as watershed associations, civic groups, community water systems, governmental entities (including municipal authorities), and other public interest organizations to apply.

Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded.

Complete program guidelines and application forms are available at the WREN Web site.

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