A state agency has announced some grant funding for projects to plant trees along streams and some ATV and Snowmobile trails across the state.
Applications are being sought for the $1 million in PENNVEST funding that are being made available to landowners to plant trees along Pennsylvania Streams to help improve water quality. The trees are being seen as a natural buffer to slow down the runoff that goes into streams. The trees would also filter out fertilizer and sediments out of the water that eventually goes into the streams. The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is offering a multi-functional buffer option that would be eligible for these funds.
For the ATV and Snowmobile Trails, $250,000 of the total grant fund is being made available for the acquisition, planning and development, rehab or maintenance of trails for recreational vehicles. This includes the purchase of equipment for that purpose. Terry Brady with the DCNR says the investment into these recreational vehicle trails are well-received by enthusiasts.
Those interested should go to the DCNR website www.dcnr.pa.gov for more information and for an application.