The Headwaters Environmental Legacy Program (HELP)-Streams financially assists non-agricultural landowners with stream rehabilitation, bank protection, and gravel bar removal projects.
The cost share eligibility is dependent on in-kind services, eligible expenses (project materials and equipment) and total project value
The maximum cost share amount cannot be over 75% of the design estimates and/or quotes of $5,000 or less.
The landowner is responsible for the remained of the total cost once the cost share value is determined. The landowner is responsible for implementing the project with or without a subcontractor and must comply with the terms and conditions of the general permit required by the Department of Environmental Protection. The landowner is obligated to maintain the stream restoration project for five years after the project completion date.
HELP-Streams Project Before
HELP-Streams Project After
For more information about HELP-Streams technical assistance, contact Emily Neideigh, Watershed Specialist, at 717-840-7430 or e-mail email@example.com.