DEP Awards $3 million to Restore Watersheds, Reduce Water Pollution
The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded $3 million in grant funding to local governments and organizations to restore local watersheds. The Section 319 grants target nonpoint source pollution that enters waterways from widespread sources, such as agricultural activities, stormwater runoff, streambank erosion, and acid mine drainage. Townships were recipients or beneficiaries of most of the grants. Click here to learn about the winning projects.
“Reducing current and future nonpoint source pollution is critical to restoring the health of the water ecosystems Pennsylvanians depend on,” said DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh. “It requires painstaking work based on understanding the impact that activities on land have on our streams and rivers. DEP is pleased to support communities across Pennsylvania that are working to improve their watersheds one stream segment, one land parcel, one best-practice project at a time.”