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Valley News Dispatch

Western Pa. counties snag funding for water pollution prevention

Mary Ann Thomas
| Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded funding to 26 water pollution prevention projects including ones in Allegheny, Armstrong and Westmoreland counties.

Those counties received more than $5,000 in funding from a total of $43,000 in awards to 25 counties.

The projects, funded by the Non-point Source (NPS) Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-Grant Program, will take place over the next eight months and include:

Allegheny County Conservation District , Water Quality Monitoring Workshop, $2,000.

The Allegheny County Conservation District will offer free educational workshops to the public to learn how to monitor water in the Chartiers Creek watershed. Participants will be equipped with testing kits and site suggestions to gather baseline data.

Armstrong Conservation District , Cover Crop Field Days/Demonstration Plots, $1,650.

The Armstrong Conservation District will hold two cover crop field days and five demonstration plots with five farmers in Armstrong and Butler Counties. Each has a no-till drill and plot areas set aside for the grant. The district expects about 35 attendees for each of the field days, drawing farmers from around the county and surrounding area.

Westmoreland Conservation District , the “No-Mow” Riparian Buffer Education Project, $1,700.

The “No-Mow” project will help municipalities educate the public on the benefits of natural riparian buffers along streams, mainly plants and trees, and how not mowing helps prevent water pollution. Signage will be posted along local waterways practicing “No Mow.” The district will also promote the importance of the stream-side buffers to municipal managers in Westmoreland County.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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