William Penn Ramps Up Its Fight To Protect the Delaware Watershed

The William Penn Foundation has been working for years to protect the Delaware River watershed, a region that provides drinking water for 15 million people. Its grantmaking has pulled nearly every lever you can think of -- from research to advocacy to directly protecting land. Now the foundation is taking it all to the next level with a $35 million initiative.
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Check Out What the William Penn Foundation Is Doing to Deal With Farm Runoff

With an ambitious mandate to preserve and protect the Delaware Watershed, the William Penn Foundation is helping bridge the gap between farmers and municipalities. One recent major grant will underwrite an effort to look more closely at how local farms operate and better understand ways they contribute to water pollution.
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How the William Penn Foundation Is Protecting Drinking Water for 15 Million Americans

The Philadelphia metropolitan area lies in the Delaware watershed, along the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi. Simply put, a watershed is the land that water moves across and under as it flows. This particular watershed provides water for drinking, commercial, industrial, and recreation purposes for over 15 million people in Philadelphia, New York City, and along the east coast.
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What's Behind This Controversial Partnership for Drilling Standards?

The Heinz Endowments and William Penn Foundation are two Pennsylvania funders well known for backing watershed, river and clean water protection efforts. But the two groups are part of a controversial new partnership to establish standards for hydraulic fracturing.

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