HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the funding announcement by DCNR dedicating thousands toward waterways protection in Lycoming and surrounding counties.
The Chesapeake Conservancy Inc., a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, received $50,000 that will be used to construct seven acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Susquehanna River Watershed, Huntingdon, Centre, Clinton and Lycoming counties. Work will include landowner outreach and engagement; buffer plantings and post-planting establishment; project sign and other related site improvements.
“I applaud this investment that will undoubtedly benefit the watershed and have a positive impact on the ecosystem,” Sen. Yaw said. “While more progress is needed to restore long-degraded waterways and meet our Bay challenges, we must continue to fund these types of land and water conservation practices.”
The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program (C2P2) is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93) which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Trails fund (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund (ATV).
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