Round 4 of the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program

Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2011 until December 20, 2011 for the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program.   This program offers funding for eligible water quality, environmental improvement and conservation projects for the affected watershed area.

The Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program was initiated through the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee responsible for the management and distribution of funds derived from a civil settlement between the DEP and Norfolk Southern Railway as a result of a sodium hydroxide spill that took place on June 30, 2006 within the Sinnemahoning Watershed.  There is at least $158,000 available for round 4 applications.

The grant is available to eligible applicants such as, Watershed and Conservation Groups with incorporation status, Counties and Municipalities, County Conservation Districts, Council of Governments, Commonwealth agencies, or any other authorized organizations involved in research, restoration, rehabilitation, planning, acquisition, development, education or other activities, which further the protection, enhancement, conservation, preservation or enjoyment of Pennsylvania’s environmental, conservation, recreation or similar resources.        All projects must be located within a delineated area of the Sinnemahoning –Portage Creek and Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek Watersheds.

Hard copy applications may be obtained at the Cameron County Conservation District at 20 East Fifth Street, Room 105, Emporium, PA  15834 or at the McKean County Conservation District, 17137 Route 6, Smethport, PA  16749.  The application may also be obtained electronically at www.mckeancountypa.org or www.headwaterspa.org. For further information please contact Todd Deluccia, Cameron County Watershed Specialist at 814-486-9354 or email at cameron.water@yahoo.com.


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