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2002 Water Resources Education Network Projects

The following community coalitions from across the state were awarded funds to carry out education projects. Funding comes from PA Department of Environmental Protection for activities that will either address nonpoint source pollution issues on a watershed basis or help protect sources of drinking water. Learn more about how to be funded or view our listings by county to see projects from previous years as well.

The successful grantees of the Water Resources Education Network (WREN) grant program (for Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects and Watershed Protection Projects ) are listed below or you can print our PDF file with full descriptions:

Watershed Protection Projects

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, in Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, $5,000 to produce a variety of watershed educational materials.

Mifflin Co. Planning and Development Department, $1,500 to hold a workshop on innovative stormwater management techniques.

The District Township EAC, in Berks Co., $4,000 to hold public forums produce newsletters and develop a webpage.

Bob’s Creek Stream Guardians, in Bedford, Blair and Cambria counties, $2,700 to hold public meetings and develop a volunteer monitoring program

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, in Armstrong, Somerset, Westmoreland, Indiana and Cambia counties, $5,000 to develop a community outreach project based on restaurant placemats.

Elk Creeks Watershed Association, in Chester Co., $4,000 to design and install watershed identification signs.

Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, in Washington Co., $4,600 to develop educational materials based on their River Conservation Plan.

University of Sciences in Philadelphia, $3,800 to create a demonstration landscape adjacent to Mill Creek.

Lancaster Co. Conservation District, $5,000 to develop watershed awareness educational materials.

Powell’s and Armstrong Creeks Watershed Association, in Dauphin Co., $2,000 to promote community support for watershed planning.

Berks Co. Conservation District, $3,400 to place stream identification signs in the Maiden Creek Watershed and to develop outreach materials.

Greene Co Watershed Alliance, $3,000 to develop and maintain a website and distribute educational materials.

Streets Run Watershed Assoc., in Allegheny Co., $4,000 to develop watershed awareness educational materials.

Juniata Clean Water Partnership, in southcentral PA, $2,000 to develop a Watershed Resource Center at Juniata College.

Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects

Aging Services of Indiana Co., $5,000 for a drinking water awareness campaign.

York Co. Parks Foundation Charitable Trust
, $5,000 to install wayside interpretative signs at drinking water reservoirs.

Brodhead Watershed Association
, in Monroe Co., $4,600 for a public educational campaign using groundwater flow models.

Montgomery Co. Conservation District
, $4,800 to hold workshops in the Perkiomen and Mingo Creek watersheds.

Natural Lands Trust
, in Delaware and Chester counties, $4,912 to develop and distribute a watershed poster/brochure about the Crum Creek and develop a template for others to use.

Wildlands Conservancy
in Lehigh Co., $5,000 to implement education recommendations of the City of Allentown Source Water Assessment Program.

Bucks Co. Planning Commission
$3,200 to develop an educational program for the Pennridge area.

PA Rural Water Assoc.
, $2,800 to develop and distribute statewide, a flyer explaining the Water Supply Area signs.

The Antis Township Action Committee, Blair Co., $5,000 to continue outreach activities for the Bellwood Borough Authority and Bellmeade Civics water supplies.

Montoursville Borough, in Lycoming Co., $2,650 to educate school children about their water supply.

Center in the Park – Senior Environmental Corps
, in Philadelphia, $4,980 to continue a water education program in partnership with Philadelphia Water Department.

Fayette Co. Conservation District
, $3,100 to hold a second annual children’s groundwater festival.

Nanty-Glo Water Authority
in Cambria Co., $2,060 to design and install watershed protection signs.

Mars Area School District
, $3,910 to purchase equipment for their Stream Testing-Groundwater Protection program

For contact information and/or names of partners in these coalitions, contact Sherene Hess, WREN Project Director at 724 465 4978 or sherenehess@yourinter.net



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