Indiana, Pa. – Oct. 31 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are now accepting proposals for the 2017-2018 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups and organizations across the region.

The watershed grants can be used to cover expenses in three areas: water quality monitoring, watershed restoration, and organizational promotion and outreach. Grants of up to $3,000 may be awarded for water quality monitoring and restoration projects. Grants of up to $2,000 may be awarded for promotion and outreach projects. A cash or non-cash match is preferred, but not required.

Financial support for this program is provided by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. To date, the Conservancy has administered $343,475 in grant funds to more than 115 organizations.

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

An online application, including proposal guidelines, is available at grant For questions regarding the Watershed Mini Grant Program, or to have an application mailed to your organization, please contact WPC’s Watershed Conservation office at 724-471-7202. Grant applications must be postmarked by December 29, 2017 and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Abrianna Sadler
1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101
Indiana, PA 15701
724-471-7202, ext. 5109


About Dominion Energy:
Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va., 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

About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) protects and restores exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 255,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 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 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of about 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Kristen Blevins
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy