Upper Providence Wins Watershed Education Grant

UPPER PROVIDENCE PA – A watershed education program being offered by Upper Providence has won financial support from Pennsylvania American Water, the Mechanicsburg-headquartered utility that supplies water services to some township residents.

Pennsylvania American’s $2,820 grant to the township is one of 12, with a combined total of more than $45,000 distributed statewide, that the company announced Tuesday (Aug. 10). Upper Providence is using the money for “programs and activities to educate the community on the importance of water conservation, watershed protection, and storm water run-off.”

Its goal, the township added, is “to engage and encourage citizens to manage water run-off at home.”

Applications for the 2021 round of grants were solicited during February. Upper Providence and the others were selected from among 50 applicants, and were evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement, and sustainability. The company initiated its environmental grant program in 2005.

“The number of programs, along with the quality of these initiatives proposed by local organizations to protect our resources is impressive,” Pennsylvania American President Mike Doran said.

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