The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced 41 grant awards totaling more than $6.9 million for water quality restoration and habitat conservation throughout the Delaware River watershed.

Pocono Heritage Land Trust will receive $250,000 to improve habitat for fish and wildlife at six locations in the Brodhead Creek Watershed, leveraging public and private partnerships that will combine the efforts of private fishing clubs, a regional water authority and a local university.

Habitat improvement and stream bank restoration projects will span across six locations on the Brodhead Creek, McMichael Creek, Paradise Creek, and Pocono Creek.

“Pocono Heritage Land Trust is honored to be the recipient of this grant,” said Louise Troutman, executive director of Pocono Heritage Land Trust. “It’s an opportunity for us to help improve four of our local waterways. We look forward to working with our public and private partners as a part of the larger effort the National Fish and Wildlife Federation is undertaking in the Delaware watershed.”