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2011-07-01 12:57:00

Application Deadline is Aug. 26 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that grant applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects under the Growing Greener Plus program, which allows applicants to seek funding for a variety of projects through a single application process. "We are glad to provide whatever support we...

2010-08-18 15:04:04

Reducing the runoff from plant nutrients that can eventually wash into the Chesapeake Bay could someday be as easy as checking the weather forecast, thanks in part to work by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. One way farmers manage manure from their livestock is by applying it to crop fields, which increases soil levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. But when it rains, the nitrogen and phosphorus in freshly applied manure is much more likely to run off and pollute nearby water...

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...

2010-01-14 16:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Acting State Conservationist, Dave Brown, is encouraging Pennsylvania agricultural producers located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to apply for conservation assistance under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI). "CBWI offers technical and financial assistance to help producers implement a system of core conservation practices to help control erosion, and to minimize excess...

2009-05-19 11:28:00

Deadline to Apply is July 17 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today announced that DEP is now accepting grant applications for watershed protection and restoration and flood protection projects under the Growing Greener Plus program, which allows applicants to seek funding for a variety of projects through a single application process. "The Growing Greener program has profoundly improved the health of our waterways, funding...

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...

2008-08-19 12:00:28

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today recipients of the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 18 projects will be supported by grants totaling more than $100,000. The recipients, which are located throughout American Water's service area, include: California -- Sacramento Rover Watershed Program was awarded $5,000 to improve and help local citizens and...

2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Eddy, Stephen Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States. Avril L. de la Cretaz and Paul K. Barten. 2007. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 319 pp. $139.95, hardcover. ISBN 0849391873. This text is designed to be a desk reference on issues of watershed management for a target audience of watershed and forestry managers, scientists, legislators, planners, engineers, and students. The first part of the text covers the fundamental science underlying...

2008-08-11 09:00:54

HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania American Water announced today that six watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling approximately $26,000, which the company has earmarked for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the winners from nearly 30 grant applications, which were evaluated on such...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Anita Brown, +1-530-792-5644, or Bill Ward, +1-530-792- 5616, both of NRCS DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will receive an initial allotment of $3.6 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funds. NRCS will use the money to move forward in helping communities that have suffered from wildfires during the past year to make needed natural resource repairs to...


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