January 8, 2014 —
HAWLEY, PA — The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) is accepting applications for their 2014 Cost-Share Program through February 28. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to landowners and keep Lake Wallenpaupack clean. Grant funding is awarded for projects in the watershed that will help protect water quality. These projects may include shoreline erosion stabilization, stream bank erosion stabilization, stormwater improvements and agricultural improvements. Contact LWWMD if you have questions about your project/location eligibility.
Residential, commercial and community properties are eligible. Grants may provide up to a 50% match of project cost; up to a maximum of $10,000. (For example: If your project cost is $20,000 the LWWMD may provide a $10,000 match.) Priority will be given to projects that reduce or eliminate the flow of pollutants into Lake Wallenpaupack and those that provide greater than 50% landowner match. Landowner match may be in-kind or cash.
Deadline for accepting applications is February 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. Applications can be obtained by visiting the district office, contacting Nick Spinelli, executive director, at 570/226-3865, or nick@wallenpaupackwa tershed.org.