The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Project, a program of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund announced it has awarded $71,723 in funding to 15 community partnerships across the state. Projects will carry out community water resource education projects between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

The WREN Program focuses on two initiatives: Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution, and Source Water Protection (SWP) Education to help protect public drinking water sources. Visit the WREN website to view selected 2011 projects and to see projects awarded from previous years as well.

Eleven (11) non-point source (NPS)projects totaling $47,723 were awarded for activities focusing on improving watersheds by reducing nonpoint source water pollution.  Funding for NPS education projects is made available by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Nonpoint Source Management Program through Section 319 of the Federal Clean Water Act, administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Four (4) Source Water Protection projects (SWP) totaling $24,000 were awarded for activities focusing on protection of public drinking water sources. Funding for SWP education projects is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Source Water Protection Program through Section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996, administered by US Environmental Protection Agency.

To view the successful grantees for the 2011-2012 WREN NPS and SWP Grant round, please click here>> or download: 2011-12 WREN NPS & SWP Grant Award List

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