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HAP ProjectsFrostburg Grows, Grow It Local Greenhouse Project

State: Md; River: Braddock RunAward: $300,000

The Western Maryland Resource Conservation & Development Council (WMRCD) is partnering with Frostburg State University (FSU), Maryland Department of Natural Resources and others to convert unused mined land into a five-acre greenhouse and shadehouse complex. The complex is designed to grow tree seedlings for restoration efforts throughout the state and to later produce a sustainable source of local fruits and vegetables. Additionally, it will also serve as a facility to train community members in production and cultivation in a controlled/modified environment. These state-of-the-art techniques will begin to restore and revitalize some of the most damaged ecosystems in Appalachia–those scarred by strip mining.

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Project: Marsh Creek Watershed Conservation Easement

State: PARiver: Marsh CreekAward: $250,000

The grant will help the Land Conservancy of Adams County (LCAC), Pennsylvania implement the Marsh Creek Watershed Conservation Easement project – an effort to preserve more than 147 acres of forest through a conservation easement. These high quality forestlands include the headwaters of Marsh Creek and are adjacent to more than 900 acres of preserved forestland that provide important bird habitat.

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Project: Restoring The Riparian Corridor In Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks

State: VARiver: South RiverAward: $163,875

The City of Waynesboro, along with Trout Unlimited and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, will restore riverside habitat, stabilize streambanks, and better manage polluted runoff using a variety of green infrastructure techniques to improve water quality at Ridgeview Park and the Wayne Avenue pocket park along the South River. This restoration work will follow the removal of two dams along the South River in 2011 that provided access to additional habitat for the area’s trout fishery. The presence of springs throughout the South River watershed makes it a unique resource with respect to the potential for eastern brook trout habitat restoration.

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Project: Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands Project

State: VARiver: Cedar Creek and North Fork Shenandoah RiverAward: $150,000

The grant will help the Potomac Conservancy, which safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac region, implement the Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands Project. The project is an effort to protect important riverside, agricultural, and forested lands in Virginia’s northern Shenandoah Valley with permanent conservation easements. Conservation of these key lands will preserve water quality in the Shenandoah River, the Potomac River’s largest tributary.  It will also support farms, forests, scenery, and the heritage and recreational opportunities for which the Valley is known. More than 1,100 acres of land will be protected.

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