Water Resources Education Network Projects
projects were funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project.
Check our listings by county to see projects
from previous years as well.
Water Source Water Protection Projects
Watershed Protection Projects
Water Source Water Protection Projects
DuBois Watershed Commission,
Clearfield County, will erect an eight foot by four foot sign identify
the reservoir site, encouraging protection, listing contacts for education
purposes, and listing hazardous spill contacts in case of emergency.
Huntingdon County Conservation
District, will coordinate local resources to develop an educational
program for middle school students and the community that focuses on
protection of Standing Stone Creek, the community's drinking water source
water. The group will make recommendations to the local governmental
agency regarding a comprehensive watershed assessment.
Jefferson County Water Resource
Network, will expand the teams established during the project's
initial stage. Teams will receive additional equipment and curriculum
materials, as well as, training to be able to educate their respective
communities about protection of their drinking water source waters.
Jenks Township Municipal Authority,
Forest County, will educate students through the school curriculum,
use of groundwater simulator models, and educational videos. "Water
Supply Area" signs will be installed to alert the public about
the community's drinking water source waters, Salmon Creek and Millstone
Manayunk Development Corporation,
Philadelphia, will expand its cross-curricular environmental service
learning program centered on water quality to another school in the
Phila. school district. The coalition will develop recommendations and
report them to the Manayunk community.
Montour Run Watershed Association,
Allegheny County, will create educational brochures and design and install
educational signs on the Montour Trail.
The Municipal Authority of the
Borough of Derry, Westmoreland County, will produce a brochure
outlining the procedures necessary to keep Ethel Springs Reservoir,
the community's drinking water source water, free of Canadian geese.
Educational signs along the walking by the Reservoir will also be constructed
Octoraro Watershed Association,
Chester and Lancaster Counties, leadership will undergo training to
learn how to recruit and develop township liaison taskforces in each
of the municipalities of the watershed. After these satellite groups
have been established, OWA will sponsor community discussion groups
in each municipality to hear ideas and concerns and to develop strategies
regarding protection of the watershed.
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary,
Inc., Southeastern PA, will develop a traveling educational
display which will highlight the relationship between human behavior
and the quality of the community's drinking water source water, the
Philadelphia Water Department,
will complete Phase II of the Belmont Water Intake Protection Project
by finishing the stream bank restoration both upstream and downstream
of the completed project area. Revegetation of Peter's Island and temporary
fencing will deter geese from drinking water intake.
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy,
Cambria and Somerset Counties, will develop a one-hour slide based program
that will explain the problems and the opportunities relative to water
quality and supply and recreation that are outlined in the Conemaugh
Water and River Conservation and Management Plan Concept Paper.
Stroud Water Research Center,
Philadelphia, educators and senior volunteers will coordinate water
testing of Monoshone creek. Resulting data and information on prevention
of non-point source pollution and protection of the community's drinking
water source water will be presented by the students.
The Alliance for Aquatic Resource
Monitoring at Dickinson College, will conduct both visual assessment
and chemical and biological monitoring of Shermans Creek, Perry County,
with the goal developing a scientifically based study that will presented
to local decision makers to assist with land development planning.
Aultman Watershed Association for
Restoring the Environment, Indiana County will
develop and mail membership brochures and a quarterly newsletter to
the residents of the watershed
Bristol Township School District,
F.D. Roosevelt Middle School, Bucks County,
will video middle school student presentations about water protection
issues and share the information with elected officials, citizens, and
Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills,
Inc., Chester County, will train AmeriCorps personnel in water
resources protection issues, and implement a stewardship strategy for
a small stream on the property which feeds the French Creek.
Fort Roberdeau Historic Site,
Blair County, will offer public education programs addressing septic
tank management, sinkhole dumping, and use of lawn care chemicals. Programs
will consist of bacterial and nitrate testing of well water and written
Hollow Oak Land Trust (HOLT),
Allegheny County, will produce window displays on watershed
related topics for their storefront office in Coraopolis and distribute
educational materials to promote citizen awareness of watershed issues.
Indiana County Parks, will
produce brochures and purchase and install an outdoor grade signboard
that will inform Ghosttown Trail users about water quality issues in
the Blacklick Creek watershed.
Manheim Township School District,
Lancaster County, will develop a watershed protection and restoration
project as part of the sixth grade curriculum. Teachers will be guided
in the preparation of the unit and activities.
Pike County Conservation District,
will conduct various water quality improvement related workshops geared
towards citizens of Pike, Wayne, and Monroe Counties.
Pike Run Watershed Association,
Washington County, will establish a Volunteer Citizen Monitoring Group
drawing individuals from local civic groups with the goal of enhanxing
community awareness of the Pike Run Watershed.
Powells and Armstrong Creek Watershed
Association, Dauphin County, will produce a quarterly newsletter,
fact sheets, and a brochure to increase local water resource protection
awareness. Educational meetings, including one targeted at municipal
officials, will also be conducted.
Tobyhanna Creek, Tunkhannock Creek
Watershed Association, Monroe County, will update an existing
website, erect stream identification signs at highway bridges, and develop
educational fact sheets and brochures about the watershed. The coalition
will also conduct a "Safe Drinking Water" clinic.
Washington County Watershed Alliance,
will strengthen an existing volunteer monitoring program thru purchase
of a dissecting microscope to improve macroinvertebrae identification.
The Alliance will also print large display maps and smaller handout
maps of the watersheds to enhance their educational and outreach programs