Millions in Cleanup Funds Granted to Delaware Watershed

The grants revolve around cleanup, accessibility, and governance of the watershed, which spans four states.

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September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM PDT

By Elana Eden


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The William Penn Foundation reports that it has awarded $17 million in grants supporting work around the Delaware River watershed since April.

Thirty-five non-profits received grants from the Watershed Protection Program, including both local and national organizations. The funds will help create a new water policy institute, as well as develop a collective vision for the watershed among Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York.

"The 13,500-square-mile watershed spans from the Catskills in New York through Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the Delaware Bay. It provides drinking water for 15 million people as well as recreational activities," Frank Kummer notes for Philly.com.

The grants bring the foundation's annual awards to $25.5 million in 2017. It has pledged a total of $30 million by year's end.

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