Miquon Receives $95K Grant

By Kristin Sanderson

We are so pleased to announce that The Miquon School is receiving a $95,000 grant award for its creek restoration project from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program. This money, along with the funds previously raised by the For the Good of the Creek Campaign, will allow for a much more thorough and sustainable creek restoration project — slated to begin sometime this year. The pool of applicants hoping to receive a Growing Greener grant was competitive, with only 109 organizations receiving funding out of 225 eligible.

In counties across the state, these 109 projects will help with implementing agricultural and storm water management best practices; developing, repairing or installing passive systems to treat AMD; and supporting the establishment of riparian buffers, among other methods.

We are especially proud that in Montgomery County, Miquon was just one of three approved projects. The Miquon proposal stood out among Growing Greener applicants in meeting stated grant priorities, being “shovel ready” with all of the project planning work already completed by BioHabitats, and having already raised significant funds for the project in addition to the grant funding. We could not have received this grant without our the community’s generous support. Thank you for helping to making this grant proposal a success!