WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Antietam Watershed Association, a nonprofit organization in Franklin County, is taking the first steps to receive grant money to care for the section of Antietam Creek that flows through the county.
"You're looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars," said Rick Devore, a watershed manager with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The grant money comes from Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act.
"It's a grant program that we administer for the (Environmental Protection Agency) and through our delegation agreement," Devore said.
The watershed association decided Wednesday to apply for the grant.
Stephen Rettig, president of the watershed association, said that if the group is approved for the grant, the group's participation would span at least six years.