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West Branch Susquehanna, 17 Counties

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Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2009-2010

Project Title:  West Branch Susquehanna AMD Education Sessions and Tours

Area(s) to be protected:  West Branch Susquehanna River Watershed

Partners:   Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors, Clearfield County Conservation District, West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition

Focus:  develop and present a series of public information sessions and tours that detail the current abandoned mine drainage (AMD) problems, remediation activities, and economic benefits of remediation in the West Branch Susquehanna River Watershed for a target audience of approximately 300 municipal officials, high school teachers, university students and local residents to encourage partnerships between municipalities and watershed groups to complete AMD projects. With WREN funding to support  the participation of municipal officials who have volunteered to serve as speakers and to refill supplies in 10 Hach water chemistry test kits which were used to educate over 800 students about the impacts of AMD to local streams.

Read about the AMD tours at http://www.wbsrc.com/educationgrant.html

Contact:  Rachel Kester, 570-748-4901, Email:  rkester@tu.org .




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