The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 14, 2013

2 Pollution Prevention Projects Funded in Northumberland County


SUNBURY — Northumberland County Conservation District received $3,900 in grants to hold two educational twilight meetings for the farming community and provide Act 167 education to municipalities in the county.

“Through these grants the conservation district will educate and inspire action in our community in order to ensure enough clean water for future generations,” said Dave Crowl, district board chairman. “We are excited about these upcoming projects and plan to continue our work in preventing nonpoint source pollution for the residents of Northumberland County.”

Education and outreach about the projects is expected to begin later this summer into the fall. The district expects to hold two twilight meetings in early September for the farming community. One will be held in the northern part of the county, and one will be held in the southern part of the county in an effort to reach as many in the agriculture community as possible. The district will also be working with the county planning office in setting up meetings with county municipalities to discuss the Act 167 storm water management

planning process later this summer.

Twenty-eight projects will be funded in 25 of the state’s counties. Projects range from work with ponds to a series of farmer workshops. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit http://pacd.org/webfresh/wpcontent/

uploads/2009/06/NPSMini-GrantsFunded6-3-13.pdf.

For more information about the Northumberland County Conservation District, visit www.nccdpa.org or

www.facebook.com/nccdpa.

Financial and other support for these projects is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more

information about PACD, visit www.pacd.org.