Valley Conservation District seeking riparian buffer builders

 

SUNBURY—The Northumberland County Conservation District needs the communities help to be considered for a grant through DCNR’s Riparian Forest Buffer Program. NCCD is looking for individuals interested in planting riparian buffers along stream banks in Northumberland County.

Individuals must be willing to install 35’ forested buffers using tree species deemed acceptable by DCNR and provide a 25% match to be considered for the grant. The match provided by the property owner can be monetary or in-kind contributions.

Contributions  can be tools, supplies, or trees. There is also a buffer maintenance requirement to maintain the buffer for 25 years.  The grant is open to landowners, farmers, and public entities in Northumberland County.  Go to www.nccdpa.org for more information. ( Sarah Benek)

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