LAKE REGION - The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) is accepting applications for their 2019 Cost-Share Program through October 26th.

Grant funding is awarded for projects in the Lake Wallenpaupack watershed that will help protect water by addressing shoreline erosion, stream bank erosion, storm water, and agricultural runoff. Contact LWWMD if you have questions about your project/location eligibility.

Grants may provide up to a 50% match of project cost; up to a maximum of $10,000. (For example-If 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% landowner match. Landowner match may be in-kind(materials/labor/etc.) or cash. Continuing in 2019 is the separate application for agricultural projects with a maximum award of $15,000.

Deadline for accepting applications is Friday October 26th, 2018 at 5 p.m. Applications may be obtained by visiting  the District Office, contacting Nick Spinelli, Executive Director at 570-226-3865, or nick@wallenpaupackwatershed.org, or by visiting www.wallenpaupackwatershed.org/news-and-events.

Funding for the LWWMD Cost-Share Program is provided by Brookfield Renewable through the FERC Relicensing Settlement Agreement of 2006.