WPC, Dominion Seek Proposals for Watershed Mini Grants

Tue, Oct 23rd 2012, 09:32. Filed under News Releases.

Indiana, Pa. – October 18, 2012 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion are accepting proposals for the Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides assistance to the region’s grassroots watershed groups.

The Watershed Mini Grants cover expenses in three areas: operating costs, watershed restoration and organizational promotion and outreach. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required. Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded for operating expenses and grants of up to $2,500 may be awarded for restoration or promotion and outreach projects.

This year’s program includes a showcase project, which may award one $5,000 grant for a larger restoration project that focuses on stream corridor and water quality improvement technologies.

Financial support for this program is provided by the Dominion Foundation.

The program offers funding to watershed organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Somerset, Tioga, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

The grant application and proposal guidelines may be viewed at WaterLandLife.org/112. 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 14, 2012 and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Alex Rudowski
1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 471-7202 x 5109


About Dominion
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 has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 233,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 135 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Media contact:
Allison Schlesinger
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
412-607-1945 (cell)