Blairsville, Pa. – May 1, 2019 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $30,000 to 24 environmental organizations in 14 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of their 2019 Watershed Mini Grant Program. Awardees included the following organizations, who received their awards at a reception in Blairsville, Pa. on March 29:
- Allegheny CleanWays
- Anderson Creek Watershed Association
- Bennett Branch Watershed Association
- Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
- Centre County Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Corps
- Chartiers Creek Watershed Association
- Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps
- Conemaugh Valley Conservancy
- Emigh Run/Lakeside Watershed Association
- Evergreen Conservancy
- Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association
- Jacobs Creek Watershed Association
- Juniata Watershed Alliance
- Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association
- North Fork Watershed Association
- Penn Hills Shade Tree Commission
- Seneca Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- Sewickley Creek Watershed Association
- Sugar Valley Watershed Association
- Tubmill Trout Club Unlimited
- Turtle Creek Watershed Association
- Upper Allegheny Watershed Association
- Washington County Watershed Alliance
The grant program provides assistance to the region’s watershed groups and awards cover program expenses in three areas: water quality monitoring, watershed restoration, and organizational promotion and outreach. Since 2005, WPC and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation have collaborated to help enhance water quality and watershed initiatives through this grant program, which has awarded $403,475 to nearly 130 organizations.
“The Mini Grant Program offers invaluable funding for smaller volunteer-based organizations and helps them to administer and complete a variety of different projects – like tree plantings and water monitoring – that are important to sustaining and enhancing local watersheds,” said Don Houser, Dominion Energy’s state policy advisor.
About Dominion Energy:
Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.dominionenergy.com.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which was donated to WPC in 1963 and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
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