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Huntingdon County Conservation District Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer

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Huntingdon County Conservation District planted 16 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along a tributary to Crooked Creek at a farm in Huntingdon County. The project cost $59,630 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program. Funding is still available. Click here to learn more about the program. 

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Delaware Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer

Delaware County Conservation District planted 2.352-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer in Haverford Township, Delaware County. The project cost $9,188.86 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program. For more information on the program click here

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Butler Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer

Butler County Conservation District planted 0.36-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along a tributary to Big Run in Butler County. The buffer was located on a pasture field. The project cost $2,068.00 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program. For more information on the program click here

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Armstrong Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer

Armstrong Conservation District planted 2.4-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along Crooked Creek in Burrell Township, Armstrong County. The project cost $12,434.00 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program: https://pacd.org/?page_id=17536 

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Beaver Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer

Beaver County Conservation District planted 6.5-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer at Zelienople Airport in Beaver County. The project cost $24,948.00 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program: https://pacd.org/?page_id=17536 

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

 

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Chester and Warren Complete Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffers

Chester County Conservation District’s multi-functional riparian buffer project in the White Clay Creek Watershed.

Chester County Conservation District and Warren County Conservation District completed projects through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program

  • Chester County Conservation District planted 1.1 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer on a dairy farm in Chester County. The project cost $9,850.
  • Chester County Conservation District planted 5.5 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer on a farm in the White Clay Creek watershed in Chester County. The project cost $52,289.
  • Warren County Conservation District planted 1.3 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer on a farm in the Conewango Creek watershed in Warren County. The project cost $4,252.94.

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PACD Receives New Buffer Grant for Conservation Districts

PACD was awarded a Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to offer sub-grants from 2022-2024.

Applications for riparian forest buffer projects under the new program will be accepted until June 30, 2024. Multi-functional buffers are encouraged, but conventional buffers are also eligible under this grant. The sub-grants will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

A 50:50 match is required. Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Program will work with conservation districts to provide the match.

There is $95,000 available statewide.

**We still have approximately $100,000 available for multi-functional riparian buffers as well! Applications for the multi-functional buffer program will be accepted until June 30, 2023. No match is required for this grant, but buffers must be multi-functional.

To learn more about both programs, please visit https://pacd.org/?page_id=69. Here you will find guidelines, application forms, and reporting templates.

Please contact Holly Miller at hmiller@pacd.org or 717-794-6105 if you have any questions.

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$100,000 Available for Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffer Projects

The application deadline for PACD’s multi-functional riparian forest buffer program has been extended until June 30, 2023. About $100,000 is still available for projects statewide. Pennsylvania’s conservation districts are encouraged to apply for funding to install multi-functional buffers with landowners. The sub-grant program is first-come, first-served. No matching funds are required!

Since 2018, over $590,000 has been allocated to multi-functional riparian buffer projects covering more than 125 acres.

To learn more about this program and apply, please visit PACD’s website at https://pacd.org/?page_id=17536.

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Dauphin County Conservation District Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffers

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Dauphin County Conservation District planted a total of 5.7-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffers at four sites in Dauphin County. Together the projects cost $17,651.56 and were paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program. https://pacd.org/?page_id=17536

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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Allegheny County Conservation District Completes Multi-Functional Riparian Forest Buffers

Allegheny County Conservation District completed two multi-functional riparian forest buffer projects. First, they planted 2.7 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer at Round Hill Park in Allegheny County. The project cost $17,832. They also planted 0.3 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along Copper Creek in Allegheny County. This project cost $3,215.

Both projects were paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program: https://pacd.org/?page_id=17536 Please direct questions about the program to PACD Program Manager Holly Miller hmiller@pacd.org.

Click here to see more before and after photos from these projects.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

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