Grants Available to Establish, Expand Water Quality Monitoring in Area
Groups in the Southern Allegheny River Basin interested in establishing or expanding water quality monitoring activities are invited to apply for grants available through the 3 Rivers Quest Program.
Applications for grants of up to $7,000 are due on Friday, March 15, to Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of Duquesne University's Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) and principal investigator of a grant to monitor the quality of rivers in Allegheny and six other counties.
This effort is part of a larger initiative through West Virginia University's West Virginia Water Research Institute that is examining water quality in the Southern Allegheny River Basin as well as the Monongahela, Upper Ohio and Northern Allegheny river basins. Each region has been allotted $40,000 to provide to local organizations.
The 3 Rivers Quest, a regional water quality monitoring and reporting program, is funded by the Pittsburgh-based Colcom Foundation. Partners besides Duquesne and West Virginia University include Wheeling Jesuit University and the Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited.