Protecting Pennsylvania Wetlands

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $900,000 to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for protecting wetlands and aquatic resources.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on this project.

“Wetlands play a significant role in protecting our nation’s water supply,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin.

“By taking action to protect and restore these valuable resources, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are protecting sources of drinking water,  preventing flooding, and making us more resilient to climate change.”

“Wetlands are vital parts of Pennsylvania’s ecosystem and play an important role in our state economy – they clean our water, provide habitat for wildlife, support the Commonwealth’s hunters and anglers, and protect our homes and businesses against the worst impacts of flooding,” added Acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.

“With this grant DEP will develop a restoration planning toolkit for wetland and floodplains, among other activities.”

In 2016, EPA’s mid-Atlantic region awarded approximately $2.8 million in Wetland Program Development Grants. Grant recipients also included the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Maryland Department of Environment.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply