Norristown, PA – October 6, 2023 – Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced two grants today awarded to environmental projects in District Seventeen and the surrounding region. Both grants will be administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the 2023 Community Conservation Program.
“Both of these projects will work to preserve our environment and as a result, will better our public health and community safety. When we have more people working together to ensure our environment and green spaces are well cared for, it increases the quality of life for the whole community,” said Senator Cappelletti.
Benefiting Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was awarded $125,000. The funding will be used to coordinate Southeastern Pennsylvania TreeVitalize for 2024-2025, including engaging residents in planting and caring for trees along streets, in parks, and in other public spaces in the region, and recruit and train community leaders through Tree Tenders curriculum.
Benefiting Chester and Delaware Counties, Willistown Conservation Trust, Inc., was awarded $50,900. This funding will be used for the installation of approximately 10 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Lower Delaware River Watershed in Chester and Delaware counties. Work will include landowner outreach and engagement; buffer plantings and post-planting establishment; project sign and other related site improvements.