Pollution Control Project Funded in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Conservation District received $2,000 to implement a Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project.

“This grant allows our conservation district to address local pollution issues. We plan to educate local residents on how they can do their part to ensure there is enough clean water for future generations,” said Katie Schmidt, Watershed Specialist.

Education and outreach about the project is expected to begin in May of this year, when the District will begin looking for volunteers. Training will occur in the fall and the project will be continued indefinitely afterward.

Thirty-seven projects will be funded in 31 of the state’s counties. Projects include agricultural field days, rain barrel workshops, stormwater tours and more. For a complete listing of awarded projects, visit https://goo.gl/2qPhUN.

For more information about the Lawrence County Conservation District or the planned project, visit lawrencecd.org or call 724-652-4512.

Financial and other support for this project 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.

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