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Watershed Grants

The Environmental Stewardship and Watershed Protection Act authorizes DEP to allocate grants for acid mine drainage abatement, mine cleanup efforts, abandoned oil and gas well plugging and local watershed-based conservation projects. These projects can include: watershed assessments and development of watershed restoration or protection plans; implementation of watershed restoration or protection projects (stormwater management wetlands, riparian buffer fencing and planting, streambank restoration agricultural BMPs; construction of mine drainage remediation systems; and demonstration/education projects and outreach activities.

These grants are available to a variety of eligible applicants, including: counties, authorities and other municipalities; county conservation districts; watershed organizations; and other organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Pennsylvania's environment. These grants will support local projects to clean up non-point sources of pollution throughout Pennsylvania.

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