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Farnese: Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Philadelphia Programs
On July 1, 2019
Harrisburg – July 1, 2019 ∧ Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) said today that $27,700 in Environmental Education grants have been awarded to environmental programs in Philadelphia.
“Environmental stewardship is one of the most important things that we can do for our communities, and I am very happy these education program grants were funded,” Farnese said.
The Philadelphia Solar Energy Association received a $3,000 grant for their Solar Education program, and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary received a $24,700 grant for their Freshwater Mussel Education program.
The grants are used to develop new environmental education programs and expand those already in place.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) distributes over $10 million in Environmental Education Grants annually. Revenues for the program are generated through an apportionment of five percent of all fines and penalties collected by the DEP.
“We need to continue funding programs like these so that future generations have clean air, clean water and our natural resources are protected,” Farnese said.