Latest Conservation Districts Stories

2014-01-22 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts. "Maintaining water quality and protecting Pennsylvania's resources is an important focus of my administration," Corbett said. "The...

2012-07-16 23:01:29

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water interview of May 7, 2012 with Larry Ford, of the Josephine Soil and Water Conservation District. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts have been around since 1939. They were originally created during the "Dust Bowl" of the 1930's when poorly understood agricultural practices led to the stripping away of soil-holding grasses and sod in America's agricultural heartland, which caused severe soil erosion and...

2010-02-02 14:26:00

EPA Lauds Improvements to Streams; PA Now Second in U.S. for Restored Water Bodies HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today welcomed a new federal report that shows Pennsylvania is now second nationally in the number of waterways that have been restored to health because of the aggressive cleanup efforts by the state and its partners. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, four Pennsylvania streams that...

2009-02-20 10:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the investment of more than $21.5 million in 144 Growing Greener projects to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and farms, treat acid mine drainage, reduce flooding and improve water quality across the commonwealth. The funds are being distributed to non-profit organizations, watershed groups and county and municipal governments to address local and regional water quality issues. "The vast...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

By D. E. Smoot, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 25--Property owners along the Illinois River have access to funding for the implementation of conservation efforts designed to reduce nutrient and bacteria levels in the scenic river. The funding is being made available through the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and local conservation districts in Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties. The cost-sharing program will be funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Oklahoma...

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