Pa. offering millions to help communities improve water quality

Kim Glovas
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is making $30 million available to groups that care about the land and water in the state in a matching grant program. 

Growing Greener Plus grants are handed out by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and bioswales, rain gardens and stream restoration are just some of the projects which have received funding in the past. 

The DEP's Deborah Klenotic said some grants are used to protect water from pollutants that drain in from our neighborhoods.

"This is water pollution such as fertilizers, pesticides, car oil, the chemicals that runoff the surface of the ground or paved surfaces," she explained. 

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Klenotic said the grants will also help address harmful algal blooms, PFAS and other emerging environmental issues. 

Those eligible include conservation districts, watersheds , township and even museums.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 20.