These projects are part of the first round for NFWF’s Delaware River Restoration Fund. Four Southeastern Pennsylvania organizations received grants for seven projects.
Overall this round provided $2.4 million for 15 projects throughout the Delaware Watershed. This is part of an initiative by the William Penn Foundation to research and improve water quality throughout the watershed.
Combined, these projects expect to restore 34 acres of wetlands, create an extra 32 miles of riparian habitat, and engage over 1,000 volunteers in an effort to reduce close to two million gallons of stormwater runoff. See a great article from Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sandy Bauers about the grant announcement.
The following projects have been selected within our Upstream Philadelphia Suburban Watershed Cluster:
$165,000 to the Pennypack Watershed for the College Settlement Stormwater Treatment Wetland.
$ 155,000 to the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership to support two Jenkintown Creek Restoration projects.
$179,000 to the Lower Merion Conservancy to support three Narberth Borough projects including Narbrook Park stream restoration, Winsor Avenue rain gardens, and Narberth Library infiltration trench.
$51,290 to the Pennsylvania Resources Council and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative to support the Darby-Cobbs Stormwater Collaboration: Getting to the New Normal project. This grant will be used for a rain garden campaign.
Congratulations once again for your great project proposals!