Local watershed organization receives grants

The Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association has been awarded two grants to help carry out its mission to preserve and protect the Loyalsock watershed.

The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies has provided $14,750 to identify and reduce sources of sedimentation within the watershed.

An anonymous donor gave $3,200 to buy limestone sand to passively treat low pH in two headwater streams. Improvement to the water quality in the Loyalsock Creek provides benefits all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.