Managing manure: PA issues new manual
Materials will be available through WCD offices, and are now available online at www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=554281&mode=2.
Shane Kleiner, DEP Conservation District Field Representative, also noted that the agency is now accepting applications for environmental education grants to be released in 2012. Schools, colleges, universities, county conservation districts, non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses are eligible to apply for the grants, which provide a maximum of $7,500 per applicant. The grants provide funding to create or develop projects that support a variety of environmental topics including watershed management, water conservation, acid mine drainage, alternative energy, air quality, brownfields redevelopment and Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Applications are available online at www.dep.state.pa.us by clicking on Environmental Education, then Grants, or by contacting the Environmental Education and Information Center at 717/772-1828. The submission deadline is December 16.
Kleiner also reported that anyone needing emergency permits for doing work within streams or on streambanks due to damage from the recent flooding, should contact DEP’s Andrew Augustine at 570/830-3101 for assistance.