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Earth Conservancy Receives $200K Grant


Ashley, Luzerne County, PA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Earth Conservancy to support more environmental job training.


The Earth Conservancy is one of 26 organizations nationwide to receive a total of $5.1 million in grants for environmental job training programs. Funded through the agency’s successful Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program, the grants will help to create a skilled workforce in communities where EPA brownfields assessment and cleanup activities are taking place.


In coordination with Penn State University Wilkes-Barre, Earth Conservancy plans to train and place at least 33 of 50 participants in environmental jobs.


“Earth Conservancy has already reclaimed thousands of acres of mine-scarred lands,” said Cosmo Servidio, EPA Mid-Atlantic regional administrator. “Additional environmental cleanup is underway and program graduates will have the skills that local companies need.”

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