ClearWater Conservancy has met the second fundraising deadline of $1.75 million by March 31st for the Slab Cabin Run Initiative, a proactive source water protection effort to permanently conserve 300 acres of agricultural land owned by the Meyer and Everhart families of State College. A total of $2.1 million has been raised since the project was announced in October 2016 and reaching the recent deadline keeps the project on track.
Funding sources so far include $935,000 in private contributions and $1,165,000 from local municipalities and municipal authorities.
This evening, April 12 at 7 p.m., Patton Township Board of Supervisors will consider ClearWater’s request for $125,000 for the Initiative. Funding requests from Benner and Halfmoon Township are pending. For those who are interested in attending the meeting, it is being held at 100 Patton Township Plaza (across from Home Depot).
The property ClearWater aims to conserve lies in a vital portion of the Spring Creek Watershed, within the Source Water Protection Area for the Harter-Thomas wells. The wells supply the majority of drinking water for residents in State College and much of the Centre Region. A portion of the farmland, which supports production of dairy products sold at Meyer Dairy, is visible when looking east along University Drive Extension or directly across from Foxdale Village and the State College Friends School.
Direct fundraising efforts are underway to fulfill the $2.75 million target by September 30, 2017, with approximately $600,000 left to raise. As Deb Nardone explained, “We’re looking for the public to invest is this great success story, helping conserve an iconic and much loved place while protecting the region’s drinking water. We know that local businesses and neighbors will want to look back on this and say they were a part of making it happen.”
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Will you bring us one step closer to our final goal by making a donation today?
1. Mail your check made payable to ClearWater Conservancy with "Slab Cabin" in the memo to the following address:
2555 N. Atherton Street State College, PA 16803
3. Call ClearWater Conservancy to make a donation over the phone: 814-237-0400
4. Stop in to our office to make a donation between 9 am- 4pm Monday-Friday, or by appointment
5. Schedule an individual donor meeting or request a presentation for your group by contacting Deb Nardone at
/ 814-237-0400 x 101