It is our pleasure to announce that this past week Headwaters Charitable Trust has been awarded TWO grants. One of them for the amount of $251,400 on behalf of the Toby Creek Watershed Association from the DEP Growing Greener Grant. The other grant was for a sum of $231,134 that will be used in the Johnstown Inclined Plane Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Treatment ID and Design project on behalf of the Growing Greener Grant as well! These are both amazing causes but heres a little about the Toby Creek Watershed Association project;
We applied for this grant to help fund the operational support for the fish nursery and AMD treatment system run by the Toby Creek Watershed Association. This facility has helped reduce the impacts of abandoned mine drainage within the watershed and has improved the stream water quality. Over the years, PADEP and the PA Fish and Boat Commission have provided funding for continued operation since the facility is instrumental in reducing the impacts of abandoned mine drainage that was severely impacting the watershed. However, due to a delay in funding because of COVID 19, there is a need to access short-term funding to keep the fishery functioning and the improved stream water quality from degrading. Based on agency discussions, it is anticipated the application for funding, that was submitted in January 2020, will eventually be approved.
These are the project Headwaters loves to get involved with and help facilitate.
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