Innovative Pollution Prevention Projects Funded

Pennsylvania’s County Conservation Districts today received more than $47,000 for 28 projects in 26 counties that promote water pollution prevention strategies through the Non-point Source (NPS) Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-Grant Program.

“Pennsylvania’s conservation districts work every day to control pollution and ensure there is enough clean water for future generations,” said Robert Maiden, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD). “We are grateful to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for providing funding for these projects that will make a difference for Pennsylvania’s citizens.”

Funding for the grants, up to $2,000 each, is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency. A description of current and previously funded projects is available at www.pacd.org under the Education tab.

2012 – 2013 NPS Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-grants were awarded to the following:

 Conservation District Project Title
 Adams County Conservation District  Green Roof Outreach
 Allegheny County Conservation District  Agricultural Alternative Project
 Berks County Conservation District  Wyomissing Watershed Outreach Campaign
 Bucks County Conservation District  Waste Not Want Not
 Cameron County Conservation District  Cameron County Landowners Workshop
 Centre County Conservation District  Wetlands and Waterways Big and Small
 Chester County Conservation District  Clean Streams for All Generations
 Crawford County Conservation District  Stainbrook Park Rain Garden Demonstration Project
 Elk County Conservation District  Elk County Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop
 Elk County Conservation District  Clarion River Stormwater Awareness Project
 Erie County Conservation District  Erie County Interseeding Demo Field Day
 Erie County Conservation District  Best Management Practices Educational Brochure
 Indiana County Conservation District  2012 Southwest Pennsylvania Project Grass Conference
 Jefferson County Conservation District  We All Live Downstream: Become a Steward of Your Farm
 Lawrence County Conservation District  2013 Shenango River Watershed Source Water Protection Calendar
 Lebanon County Conservation District  Briar Lake Enhancement Project
 Lehigh County Conservation District  Lehigh County Water Quality Educational Seminars
 McKean County Conservation District  NPS Awareness Program for Landowners/Users
 Monroe County Conservation District  Retain the Rain: Practices for Pollution Prevention
 Northampton County Conservation District  “The Dirt on Soils”
 Pike County Conservation District  Pike County Rain Garden Education and Installation for the Area
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 Schuylkill Conservation District  Silver Creek AMD Trail
 Sullivan County Conservation District  Soil Sample Kits for Ag Compliance
 Susquehanna County Conservation District  Deacon Brook Watershed Group
 Tioga County Conservation District  Tioga County Women In Agriculture
 Union County Conservation District  Soil Stabilization Demonstration Plots using Enzyme Stabilization
 Wayne Conservation District  Japanese Knotweed and Invasive Species Demonstration Site
 Westmoreland Conservation District  Pollution Prevention in the Loyalhanna Watershed

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