Grants Fund Drinking Water Protection in Chester, Delaware counties


Contact: Josh Raulerson, Communications Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 412-481-9400

Aqua Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Environmental Council to Award More than $30,000 in Local Grants to “Protect Your Drinking Water” in Delaware and Chester Counties

Who: Marc Lucca, Aqua Pennsylvania President

Krista Seng, Lead Corporate Giving and Community Affairs, Aqua

Patrick Starr, Executive Vice President of Programs at Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Grant Recipients Include:

Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association ($9,400) Natural Lands ($10,000)
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation ($2,500)
Willistown Conservation Trust ($9,983)

What: Organizations will be awarded grants up to $10,000 to support watershed and education projects to benefit local source water. The “Protect Your Drinking Water” grant program is aimed at improving the health of local waterways that supply drinking water to Aqua Pennsylvania customers. This year, there is a special focus on protecting upstream areas of the Chester, Ridley and Crum creeks in Delaware and Chester Counties. The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, is made possible by a generous donation from Aqua Pennsylvania.

Visuals/Interview Opportunities:

Check Presentation and Awards Ceremony

Prepared remarks from Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca and PEC EVP of Programs, Patrick Starr

Interview Opportunities with Program Partners and Grant Recipient Organizations

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 — 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Remarks followed by check presentations)

Where: Aqua’s Springton Pavilion 1091 Media Line Rd., Newton Square, PA 19073



About Pennsylvania Environmental Council

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