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Opportunities for Watershed Associations in the DRB

Looking for additional information, funding opportunities, or other ways to mobilize your watershed association? We will keep this page updated as information is passed along to us, so please check back to see what's available.

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Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers is a great web site for Pennsylvania watershed association leaders and members to visit. Here you will find resource information for watershed groups, the PA Watersheds Data System (an online database for imputing water quality data from monitoring projects), and a calendar of events. You can also participate in one of two listservs, which connects you with other watershed association members to share information and questions.
New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute

The New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute is a federally funded program of research, training and information transfer concerning all aspects of fresh and estuarine water in the state. This site offers information on watershed and water monitoring initiatives, water events and conferences, links to real-time data, and more. Be sure to check out the directory of existing watershed groups in New Jersey.

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Delaware's Tributary Action Teams
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking for groups of citizens to serve on tributary action teams that will develop strategies for reducing water pollution. Some watersheds have groups already formed that you can join, and some areas do not yet have a team formed, but need one!  If you live in Delaware and want to help, please check out these links!
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a section on its web site devoted to water resource information.  Here you will find links to information on healthy watersheds, what you can do, volunteer monitoring, and more. EPA also offers links to learn about water, their Watershed Academy, how to Surf Your Watershed, and watershed funding.
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The River Network is a national organization dedicated to supporting grassroots river and watershed conservation groups. This web site contains useful information on watersheds, a resource library, funding sources, a calendar of river events, state by state clean water act information, as well as a national directory of watershed associations, including Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
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The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes, and rivers. This site has lots of great information for watershed groups, so please check it out!


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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that preserves and restores our nation's native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds. Click here for information on their grant opportunities, including the Delaware River Restoration Fund and the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program.

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The Open Space Institute (OSI) announces the launch of the Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund, which will support projects that permanently protect lands that conserve water quality and quantity in the Delaware River Basin. Get complete details by clicking here.

Academy of Natural Sciences: Delaware Watershed Research Fund

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Univeristy is administering a new research grant, as a part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative and sponsored by the William Penn Foundation. Additional grant information can be found by clicking here.


William Penn Foundation Grants

The William Penn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region by advancing opportunity, ensuring sustainability, and enabling effective solutions. One of the ways the Foundation achieves its mission is by providing grants in three priority areas: watershed protection, closing the achievement gap, and creative communities. Click here for more information about their watershed protection grants.  


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The Pennsylvania Water Resources Education Network (WREN) is a program of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund to help protect and manage Pennsylvania's water resources through education and policy making. Their web site is an excellent resource of information for local watershed associations and anyone interested in water resources. They also offer grants and list grant opportunities from other sources.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) offers grants through the Pennsylvania Environmental Education Grants Program. For additional information and application materials, please click here.
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Pennsylvania's Growing Greener Program allocates state funds to address environmental concerns. Grant monies are available to watershed organizations involved in the protection and restoration of Pennsylvania's environment. For more information on grant opportunities, visit the Growing Greener home page.
Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) offers Community Conservation Partnerships Program grant opportunities. For more details on the grants, including FAQs, fact sheet, and the Program Manual, please click here.
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The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, formally known as the Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program, is a grant-making foundation that invests in efforts to protect healthy, natural streams around the state. Their mission is to foster stewardship for the protection, preservation, and restoration of Pennsylvania’s unique water resources and watersheds, while leveraging local, state, and federal agency funds.
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The Coldwater Heritage Partnership provides leadership, coordination, technical assistance, and funding support for the evaluation, conservation, and protection of Pennsylvania's coldwater streams. It is a collaborative effort between the PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited.

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The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area provides grants to non-profit organizations and municipal and county governments to develop programs and projects that address SRHA’s five core goals: resource conservation (natural & cultural), education and interpretation, recreation, community revitalization, and heritage tourism within the Schuylkill River Watershed.  For additional information, click here.
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Clear Into the Future (CITF) is a program sponsored by the DuPont Company which advocates understanding of the history and ecological and commercial importance of the Delaware Estuary watershed. A component of CITF is the Delaware Estuary and Watershed Grant Program, which provides support to conservation non-profit organizations for efforts help improve the Delaware Estuary and its watershed. For additional details on the grant program, please click here.

This information is being provided to the Delaware River Basin Commission by various sources and compiled here as a public service. A listing on this page does not necessarily imply endorsement by the DRBC. Since the information is subject to change, you are encouraged to contact the listed organizations for the most complete information.