Growing Greener TAG
As part of Pennsylvania's Growing Greener program, technical assistance is available to Pennsylvania watershed associations at no charge in a variety of subject areas. The technical assistance is provided by organizations who have won a TAG (Technical Assistance Grant). The providers take care of the paperwork for a minimum of hassle to the watershed associations. In fact, this web site is funded through the TAG program.
Canaan Valley Institute, Clearfield: $306,844 to plan, host and evaluate annual Natural Stream Design Summits, and conduct an extensive series of workshops on Natural Stream Design principles.
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Harrisburg: $969,415 for inventory and evaluation of problem areas, identification and feasibility of solutions, preliminary cost estimates, soil investigations, design consultation, and engineering advice, quality assurance and training.
Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation Trust, Mayfield: $546,376 to provide assistance in program management, and scientific assessment and monitoring.
Stream Restoration Inc., Cranberry Township: $203,938 for project management, engineering, and assessment and monitoring as they relate to issues dealing with abandoned mine drainage.
Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg: $100,000 to develop a web-based clearinghouse making legal resources available, and creating and implementing a watershed peer trainer certification program.
Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Greensburg: $40,755 to create an abandoned mine reclamation clearinghouse for information on watershed assessment and data collection, the Good Samaritan legislation, group formation, project implementation, and monitoring techniques.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pittsburgh: $300,049 to provide legal, project management and scientific assistance.