Many exciting projects are happening within the Juniata Watershed. This page will keep you informed and up to date about
the grant funded project JCWP is working on.
DCNR Lower Trail Feasibility
Juniata Clean Water Partnership has been awarded a DCNR Community Conservation
Partnership Grant to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of extending
the Lower Trail (Rails to Trails) from Alfarata to Huntingdon Borough.
Partnering agencies on this project include Allegheny Ridge Corp.,
Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, Huntingdon County
Planning Commission, Central PA Rails to Trails, Keystone Trail Association,
Mid-State Trail Association. The
grant was awarded in August, 2007. The
grant deadline is December, 2010
Projects/Lower Trail/final plan Lower
Main Line Canal Education & Outreach
2007, Juniata Clean Water Partnership was awarded a DCNR Community Conservation
Partnership Program Grant to implement Greenways projects along the Main Line
Canal Greenway in Blair, Huntingdon,
Bedford, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry
Counties. JCWP will be providing technical
support to Counties and municipalities working on Greenways plans, provide
general education about the importance of greenways, work to identify new trail
access sites, work with Natural Biodiversity on invasive plant issues along the
Main Line Canal Greenway, and provide environmental education in partnership
with county conservation districts. The
grant period runs through December 31, 2010.
Juniata Cooperative Weed Management Area
Juniata Clean Water Partnership and Natural Biodiversity received a $49,000
grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in May, 2008, with matching
funding grants from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, PA DCNR, and
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to focus on noxious and invasive plant
populations within the Juniata Watershed. The
grant funding allows for the development of a management plan, with a focus on
prevention, early detection and rapid response, and on impacts upon sensitive
plant communities, wild trout, and agricultural environments within the Juniata
Watershed. The project team will
partner with municipalities and local conservation groups to form the Juniata
Cooperative Weed Management Area (JCWMA) partnership to address invasive plant
issues. The grant ended June 30, 2010.
The Strategic Management Plan is available for download here.
DEP Tussey Mountain High School Stormwater
and JCWP were awarded a grant by DEP Growing Greener in March, 2008, to
construct some Low Impact stormwater BMPs (best management practices) to help
manage stormwater runoff on site instead of draining straight into Shoups Run, a
tributary of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata
River. The specific projects funded by
the grant include 18,178 square feet of porous pavement and two bioretention
cells (rain gardens), each approximately 1600 square feet.
The porous pavement will installed adjacent to the new district office
and be made from a special formula that allows precipitation to drain through
the pavement into a layer of coarse aggregate and then a layer of geotextile
material. The rain gardens will
collect water from the tennis courts and a parking lot.
Projects will be installed in Fall 2009 for project completion by
“State of the Watershed”
The Juniata Clean Water Partnership was awarded a grant for $11,800 from the
Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds in December 2009 to evaluate the
successes and shortcomings in the implementation of the Juniata
Watershed Management Plan. The evaluation will look at the key resources
identified in the plan. These
include: Land, Water, Biological, Recreational, Cultural/Historical,
Educational, and Political/Economical. The project will also include
organizational structure and strategic planning sessions with the Bayer
Center for Non-profit Management.
Heritage Partnership: Willow Run Conservation Plan
The Coldwater Heritage Partnership recently announced that over
$42,000 in grants have been awarded to local organizations to protect and
conserve Pennsylvania's coldwater stream habitats. The Coldwater Heritage
Partnership is a cooperative initiative amongst Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited,
DCNR, PFBC and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. Juniata
Clean Water Partnership was awarded $6,400 to conduct a stream assessment and
prepare a conservation plan for Willow Run and Dougherty Run in Juniata
County. The work for this grant will be does in cooperation with the
Juniata County Conservation District.
last updated 8/10/2021