State seeking watershed grant applicants

Funds available through Growing Greener program HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Tuesday, May 13, that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for the Growing Greener Grant Program for watershed protection. Local governments, non-profits, schools, municipal authorities and watershed associations are eligible to apply. “Each year, these grants...

Residents invited to volunteer for cleanup

Statewide effort to spruce up roadsides sponsored by PennDOT, DEP Volunteers are being sought to help keep Chester County pristine by cleaning up roadsides. HARRISBURG — Volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31 are being sought by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection...

State encouraging alternative fuel projects

$8 million in grants available for schools, businesses, municipal authorities Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this week that Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program will open Saturday, March 1, providing an estimated $8 million in grants for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. “We are pleased to bring...

Offering bird’s eye view of endangered hawks

Falcon Cam launched for 2014 mating, nesting season HARRISBURG – On Friday, Feb. 14, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons’ activities – they typically...