NJ Pinelands photo Ernie Cozens William Penn Foundation Watershed Inititative Grants

The William Penn Foundation has announced a $35 million multi-year grant initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people, many of them in major Northeast cities including New York, Philadelphia, Camden, NJ and Wilmington, DE.

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Delaware River photo Bill Allen WatershedOSI to Launch Watershed Fund

Thanks to a $10 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, the launch of the Delaware Watershed Land Protection Fund in April will sharpen OSI's focus on watershed quality landscapes while broadening its geographic reach in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Hess Farm Greg Miller, ShawangunksNeighbors Save Local Farm

The 5,713-resident town of Gardiner, NY has a robust community fundraising effort to thank for its latest farmland preservation success—the scenic 74-acre Hess family farm at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. The Hess farm furthers OSI’s longstanding conservation efforts in Ulster County’s Rondout and Wallkill valleys, and is the 27th farm OSI has protected in the two valleys.

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