Indiana, Pa. – Nov. 6 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Dominion Energy are accepting proposals for the 2019 Dominion Energy 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 promotion and outreach projects.
Financial support for this program is provided by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The program awarded 23 organizations with 24 grants totaling $30,000 in 2018.
The program offers funding to watershed groups and organizations in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, 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 counties.
An online application, including proposal guidelines, is available at grant WaterLandLife.org/watershed-mini-grant-program/. For questions regarding the Dominion Energy 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 28, 2018 and mailed to:
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
c/o Skylar King
1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101
Indiana, PA 15701
724-471-7202, ext. 5110
Photos are available for download courtesy of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
The Evergreen Conservancy, located in Indiana, Pa., received a watershed mini grant to remediate a stream bank on Laurel Run in Yellow Creek State Park in 2017. Using several streambank restoration methods, they stabilized the bank, decrease sedimentation into the stream and created fish habitat.
About Dominion Energy:
Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy plans to contribute more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit DominionEnergy.com, LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more.
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 10 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 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 WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy