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Watershed Project Proposals Being Accepted by DEP

Monday June 24th, 2019
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting watershed project proposals under the Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program this summer. Proposals will be accepted beginning June 24 until 5 p.m. August 9, 2019.
 
Priority will be given to proposals that address nonpoint source pollution originating from agriculture, stormwater runoff, stream channel degradation, and acid mine drainage where the proposed project is identified in an existing Section 319 watershed implementation plan (WIP). (Click here to see a list of approved WIPs.)
 
Priority will also be placed on proposals that
 
• update existing, approved WIPs; 
 
• develop new WIPs for HUC 12 watershed scale based upon EPA’s nine minimum watershed elements (see www.epa.gov/nps/resources-watershed-planning); or
 
• focus on new WIP plan development and revision in Tier 1-4 counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
 
Applications that implement statewide or regional projects addressing nonpoint source pollution to restore or protect water quality may also be considered if funding remains after addressing the priorities listed above. 
 
For more information, go to DEP's Nonpoint Source page.  For questions, please contact DEP’s Scott Carney at (717) 783-2944, email rscarney@pa.gov, or EPA’s Mike Hoffmann at (215)-814-2716, email Hoffmann.Michael@epa.gov.