STANDISH, ME (Sep. 18, 2020) — Two OSI partnerships have received a total of $10 million in federal Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP) grants aimed at harnessing the protection of forested lands for clean water. Focused on the Sebago Lake watershed region of Maine, and the Upper Delaware River watershed regions of New York and Pennsylvania, the grants will enable public and private partners including OSI to accelerate the pace of land protection to safeguard drinking water.
“This pair of federal grants will spur innovation at a time when funding constraints require increased creativity, and ensure clean water and protected forests for countless residents for generations to come, within both the Sebago Lake and Delaware River watersheds,” said Peter Howell, Executive Vice President at OSI. “OSI congratulates our partners Sebago Clean Waters and The Nature Conservancy for their tireless efforts on behalf of land and drinking water protection. OSI is gratified that these two places have been recognized as national leaders in innovative approaches to forest and water conservation.”