The departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Wednesday announced funding is being made available under a new DCNR Riparian Forest Buffer Grant Program to assist landowners with planting trees along streams in Pennsylvania to improve water quality. (formal notice)
This summer, millions of adults and children alike will head to a state or local park to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the wide range of recreational opportunities Pennsylvania has to offer.
The PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. Wednesday presented the operators of five farms with the Clean Water Farm Award during its annual conference in State College, PA. The honor is awarded annually to farmers who manage their daily farm operations in an environmentally conscious manner that helps to protect Pennsylvania’s water quality. This year’s award recipients are from Chester, Greene, Lawrence, Union, and York Counties.
Is your company interested in saving money through pollution prevention strategies and energy efficiency assessments? The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program-- PennTAP-- technical advisors and Penn State students will spend a day at your facility to examine manufacturing operations to identify opportunities to save energy and reduce waste and operating costs.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wednesday announced it would begin accepting applications for Community Conservation Partnership Program recreation and land conservation grants August 1 and close September 15 for this year.
The Laurel Highlands Trails Summit, a workshop to empower trail stakeholders to build community investment and economic development, market trails, and build volunteer capacity, will take place on September 20 at the Morguen Toole Company, 130 Center Street in Meyersdale, Somerset County.
PennDOT’s Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways has announced an application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the 2016 Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), Secretary Leslie S. Richards said Friday.
PennDOT will begin accepting applications August 1. The deadline for applications is August 30.
“Rail freight continues to play a crucial role in offering connections that serve the business community and help build Pennsylvania’s economy,” Richards said. “Our grant programs reflect the Commonwealth’s commitment to keep this mode of transportation vibrant and effective.”
Pennsylvania ranks first in the country in the number of operating railroads, with 63, and also ranks near the top in total track mileage, with more than 5,600 miles.
In the last grant period, PennDOT awarded $36 million for 15 projects through RTAP and 16 projects through RFAP. RTAP is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds and RFAP is underwritten through the new Multimodal Fund, created by Act 89.
For eligible organizations wishing to apply for funding through either program, applications for both programs will be available on PennDOTs Rail Transportation Assistance Program webpage. Questions should be directed to Tom Stettler by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-772-2637 or Steve Panko by email to: email@example.com or call 717-787-1202.
Program information can be found on PennDOT’s Rail Freight webpage.