2016 Growing Greener Grant - Funded!
Thanks to the efforts of PALMS Executive Director and Board of Directors, PALMS submitted a Growing Greener Grant application to the PA Department of Environmental Protection during the 2016 application period in hopes of continuing the PALMS Lake BMP Mini-grant Program and implementing lake BMPs across the Commonwealth. In December 2017 PALMS was listed as an awardee of a third Growing Greener Grant for the implementation of lake BMPs in the amount of $103,068. In June 2018 PALMS finalized the appropriate paperwork with DEP and began the implementation of this project.
2015 Growing Greener Grant - Not Funded
Thanks to the efforts of PALMS Executive Director and Board of Directors, PALMS submitted a Growing Greener Grant application to the PA Department of Environmental Protection during the 2015 application period in hopes of continuing the PALMS Lake BMP Mini-grant Program. Unfortunately PALMS was not awarded a Growing Greener grant during this round.
2011 Growing Greener Grant
In 2012, the PALMS Board was able to offer another round of mini-grants thanks to a second generous Growing Greener grant from PA DEP for $283,000. Mini-grant recipients worked diligently to complete a variety of lake related projects to stabilize shorelines, establish riparian buffers, and control invasive species. PALMS will be wrapping up this grant in June 2018.
2009 Growing Greener Grant
The PA DEP awarded PALMS $250,000 in 2010 for the 2009 Growing Greener Grant Round for the Lake Best Management Practice (BMP) Project. Although the funding provided much needed financial support for the 2011 and 2012 Annual Conferences, the primary purpose of the grant was to fund small projects aimed at improving water quality and recreational value of the Commonwealth’s lakes. PALMS wrapped up this grant project in June 2013.