Sebago Clean Waters (SCW) reached a significant milestone along its path to protect the Sebago Lake watershed when the coalition received an $8 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant.
Portland Water District is the lead partner for the five-year grant. In 2018, Portland Water District was presented the Espy Land Heritage Award for its vision and leadership on the regional initiative. The new grant will help forward that work, which in addition to protecting drinking water will improve aquatic habitat for wildlife, boost local and regional economic benefits through the forest products sector, and provide public health benefits through increased recreational access. Read more here.