a total of $65,000 in state funds to protect, enhance PA waterways

Ensuring the protection of waterways within Cambria County for future generations to enjoy is the primary goal behind two grants awarded by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The grants announced earlier today by state Rep. Frank Burns. Burns, said a $50,000 state grant was awarded to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which will provide for the construction of forest buffers along the West Branch Susquehanna River watershed. A $15,000 grant was also awarded to the Allegheny Ridge Corp. to prepare and print updated maps and a management plan for the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail.