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Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2016 Grant Awards

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) announces the recipients of the 2016 Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The program provides two grant opportunities, which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania’s coldwater ecosystems.

Planning Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Anderson Creek Watershed Association through Trout Unlimited, Inc.
- $5000 to collect chemical, physical, and biological data culminating in the development of a Coldwater Conservation Plan for the Kratzer Run watershed

Chest Creek Watershed Alliance through Trout Unlimited, Inc.
- $5000 to collect chemical, physical, and biological data culminating in the development of a Coldwater Conservation Plan for the Brubaker Run watershed

Jacobs Creek Watershed Association
- $4170 to assess any potential impacts that would directly affect Jacobs Creek Watershed's only Chapter 93 Exceptional Value Stream, Green Lick Run

North Pocono Citizens Alert Regarding the Environment
- $5000 to monitor Ash Creek for impacts of the PPL transmission line and to make a concerted effort to protect Ask Creek

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
- $5000 to develop a Coldwater Conservation Plan for the South Branch of Bear Run that will used along with existing North Branch Plan to guide restoration and improve fish habitat and water quality

Implementation Grants were awarded to the following organizations

Little Lehigh Chapter of Trout Unlimited
- $7000 to plant between 160-200 trees and shrubs to help restore the riparian buffer along a 1,200 linear foot segment of the Little Lehigh Creek that is susceptible to stormwater runoff from an adjacent secondary road

Somerset Conservation District
- $6370 to restore native riparian vegetation throughout a golf course corridor along Heckman Hollow and the North Fork of Bens Creek

United States Youth Fly Fishing Team
- $4000 to design and construct in-stream habitat enhancement structures and complete riparian improvement on Thompson Run

Wildlands Conservancy
- $7000 to implement a recommended stream restoration project on the East Branch of Saucon Creek

Congratulations to this year's grantees.