WPC and Dominion Resources Seek Proposals for Watershed Mini Grants
Mon, Oct 18th 2010, 13:48. Filed under News Releases.
Blairsville, Pa. – October 18, 2010 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accepting proposals for the 2010-2011 Watershed Mini Grant program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups. Funding for the program is provided by Dominion.
The mini-grants program supports operating costs, organizational promotion and outreach, and/or watershed restoration projects. Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded for operating expenses. Up to $2,500 is available for promotion and outreach or restoration projects. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required.
The program offers funding to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Bradford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at WaterLandLife.org. Please contact the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to have an application mailed to your organization or to ask questions regarding the application and its required information. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 15, 2010 and mailed to:
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Marc Strini
246 South Walnut Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
(724) 459-0953 x. 104
Financial support for this project is provided by the Dominion Foundation, which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the communities served by Dominion companies. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com/.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted in 20 counties with the help of 10,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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