LWWMD taking applications to May 17

PALMYRA TWP. (PIKE) - The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) is accepting applications for their 2013 Cost-Share Program through Friday, May 17th.

The program is designed to provide financial assistance to landowners and keep Lake Wallenpaupack clean. Grant funding is awarded for projects in the Lake Wallenpaupack watershed that will help protect water quality. These projects may include shoreline erosion stabilization, stream bank erosion stabilization, storm water improvements, and agricultural improvements. Contact LWWMD if you have questions about your property/location eligibility.

2013 marks the third year of this successful program. Residential, commercial, and community properties are eligible. Grants may provide up to a 50 percent match of project cost, up to a maximum of $10,000. (For example-iIf your project cost is $20,000 the LWWMD may provide a $10,000 match.) Priority will be given to projects that reduce or eliminate the flow of pollutants into Lake Wallenpaupack and those that provide greater than 50 percent landowner match. Landowner match may be in-kind(materials/labor/etc.) or cash.

Deadline for accepting applications is Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 5 p.m. Applications may be obtained by visiting

www.wallenpaupackwatershed.org/Community or by contacting Nick Spinelli, Executive Director at (570)226-3865, or lwwmd@verizon.net.