Indiana, Pa. – Nov. 23 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and Dominion are accepting proposals for the 2016-2017 Watershed Mini Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to watershed groups across the region.

The Watershed Mini Grants cover expenses in three areas: water quality monitoring, watershed restoration and organizational promotion and outreach. A cash or non-cash match is preferred but not required. 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 promotional and outreach projects.

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

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

An online application, including proposal guidelines, is available at 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 30, 2016, and mailed to:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Maria Sorce
1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101
Indiana, PA 15701
724-471-7202, ext. 5110


About Dominion:
Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit

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 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 symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 130 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