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The mission of Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds is to foster stewardship for the protection, preservation and restoration of Pennsylvania's unique water resources and watersheds, while leveraging local, state and federal agency funds. Our primary service area extends from the Ohio border to the mainstem of the Susquehanna River.

Featured Grant

Yellow Breeches Youth Sojourn

The Yellow Breeches Watershed Association (YBWA) seeks funding to support their Youth Sojourn. This event is a two and a half day recreational and educational experience on the river for area youth that highlights t ...

Results Summary

  • Total funded grant amounts
    $8,994,728.38
    Total project costs
    $135,820,853.03
  • Total miles improved
    732.68 miles
    Total feet of riparian buffers
    274584.00 feet
    Total feet of natural stream channel design
    58962.25 feet
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  • "Accepting the Challenge"

    The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) is requesting funding to convert its popular publication, "Accepting the Challenge: A primer about the history, cause, and solutions to abandoned mine drainage" to digital format. This effort will expand the publication's distribution and make it more ...

    • Grantee: Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition
    • Funding Amount: $2,000.00
    • Funded Date: Spring 2009
    • Counties: Butler
  • "Hope for Polluted Waters" Documentary

    “Hope for Polluted Waters” will address the impact of abandoned mine drainage (AMD) in Pennsylvania, its influence on waterways and stream life, and on the health of the population. This documentary will tell the stories of individuals and groups engaged in remediating the more than 3000 miles o ...

    • Grantee: WVIA TV/FM
    • Funding Amount: $15,000.00
    • Funded Date: Summer 2007
    • Counties: Luzerne
  • "In Their Own Words" Publication

    “In Their Own Words” is a collection of stories told by fifteen Pennsylvania landowners who have made the conservation choice. This publication serves as an educational tool for local organizations to inform landowners of the benefits and process of protecting family lands and preserving preciou ...

    • Grantee: PA Land Trust Association
    • Funding Amount: $2,000.00
    • Funded Date: Spring 2006
    • Counties: Dauphin
  • "Looking to the River" Documentary

    The mission of WVIA (public television and radio) is to inform and educate the citizens of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley and promote this region. This mission is the basis of the documentary, "Looking to the River."

    • Grantee: WVIA TV/FM
    • Funding Amount: $2,000.00
    • Funded Date: Fall 2005
    • Counties: Lackawanna
  • "Strip Mining Handbook"

    "The Strip Mining Handbook" was published by the Environmental Policy Institute/Friends of the Earth in 1990 as a citizen’s guide for coalfield residents on the 1977 federal law regulating surface coal mining operations. The Handbook has assisted citizens all over the nation’s coalfields in exer ...

    • Grantee: University of Colorado
    • Funding Amount: $9,500.00
    • Funded Date: Fall 2008
    • Counties:
  • "We All Live Downstream" Production Costs

    Critical to the success of any restoration project is continual, long-term monitoring and evaluation. This practice enables project teams to acquire sound data, ensure that potential problems or threats are discovered, and make any project modifications along the way. Monitoring and evaluation p ...

    • Grantee: Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
    • Funding Amount: $5,000.00
    • Funded Date: Spring 2003
    • Counties: Bedford
  • "Who's on Board?"

    Technology is leading a transition from print to digital media outlets. As newspaper struggle to cut costs, The Allegheny Front continues expanding its operations. They employ a full-time staff and provide weekly programming. The report on environmental issues not found in print media and pride ...

    • Grantee: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Co ...
    • Funding Amount: $12,000.00
    • Funded Date: Summer 2010
    • Counties: Allegheny
  • 10th Anniversary of Growing Greener

    Stream Restoration, Inc. seeks funding to be used as awards to watershed groups during the state-wide celebration of the 10th anniversary of Growing Greener. These funds, in combination with the contribution of an anonymous donor, will be distributed to 16 different watershed groups state-wide.

    • Grantee: Stream Restoration, Inc.
    • Funding Amount: $2,000.00
    • Funded Date: Spring 2009
    • Counties: Butler