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2003 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:

Source Water Protection
funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) by virtue of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1996, section 1452 (State Revolving Loan Fund for Drinking Water SWP)

East Petersburg Borough, Lancaster County; $5,000 to post Water Supply Area signs, develop community education packets about source water protection, and purchase Groundwater Simulator for use in schools.

Greencastle Area Water Authority, Franklin County; $5,000 to post Water Supply Area signs and design an informational poster about source water protection for use in public places.

Horsham Township Water & Sewer Authority, Montgomery County; $1,500 to install watershed identification and wellhead protection signs to raise awareness of the need for source water protection.

Meadville Area Water Authority, Crawford County; $3,800 to produce newsletters and purchase educational materials related to source water protection for the public library.

Milford Borough Municipal Authority, Pike County; $3,880 to work with school district to design curriculum including source water protection material for elementary students and to publish and mail direct a series of newspaper articles about SWP.

Monaca Borough Water Department, Beaver County; $3,100 to develop Teacher's Guides and purchase equipment for the classroom that will aid in water resources education, especially source water protection.

Mount Union Municipal Authority, Huntingdon County; $4,000 to conduct Wellhead Protection Steering Committee meetings, post Water Supply Area signs, print and mail materials, and make presentations to community groups about the need to protect source waters of drinking water.

Mountain Watershed Association, Fayette County; $3,760 to post Water Supply Area signs, produce brochures, and make presentations about source water protection throughout the community.

Northern Potter School District, Potter County; $4,500 to involve students in the development of a wellhead protection plan and introduce a Groundwater Simulator and Watershed Model into classrooms for the purpose of educating about source water protection.

Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association, Wayne County; $4,400 to initiate a Volunteer Environmental Educator Program, design curriculum and present a teacher workshop, and provide speakers and demonstrations of a customized groundwater simulator at schools, civic and business meetings, and fairs to raise awareness about source water protection.

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia; $4,720 to expand the Students' Water Monitoring Network, develop water resources education lesson plans which include material about source water protection, and conduct workshops for teachers.

Somerset County Area Agency on Aging-Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Somerset County; $ 4,000 to purchase Groundwater Simulators, water testing kits, and source water protection related educational materials to continue education efforts.

South Middleton Parks, Recreation, Greenways & Trails, Cumberland County; $5,000 to install wayside exhibits at Spring Meadows Park to raise awareness of the need to protect the community's source water of their drinking water supply.

Titusville, Crawford County; $4,000 to develop educational materials and provide educational programs to the community to raise awareness of the need to protect the community's source water of their drinking water supply.

Washington Township Water Department, Erie County; $4,060 to post Water Supply Area signs, conduct treatment plant tours, and implement a school groundwater education program that will address source water protection.

Watershed Alliance of York, York County; $2,280 to purchase Groundwater Simulators and Enviroscape model to be used by partnering organizations to conduct educational programs within the county that will raise awareness of the need to protect the community's source water of their drinking water supply.

Watershed Protection
funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Nonpoint Source Management Program through Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act

Adams County Office of Planning & Development, Adams County; $4,000 to print and distribute nonpoint source pollution prevention educational materials and design tools including presentations, indoor/outdoor displays, and an interpretive facility explaining stormwater BMP's, stream morphology, wetlands, and floodplains.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Dauphin County; $3,880 to install raingarden and a rain barrel demonstrations at the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg office and develop educational tools that can be used by developers and other stakeholders to prevent nonpoint source pollution.

Antietam Watershed Association ( AWA ), Franklin County; $2,000 to design an educational display, produce brochures, and design tabletop placemats that illustrate how citizens can control nonpoint source pollution in their neighborhood.

Brodhead Watershed Assn. w/ Stroudsburg H.S. Science Dept., Monroe County; $5,000 to educate about streambank restoration techniques designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution by establishing an outdoor classroom/learning center, including educational signs, at a streambank restoration demonstration site at the high school. The partnership will also produce printed educational materials and appropriate curriculum packets for teachers.

Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance, Lancaster County; $1,500 to implement a stream monitoring and data collection program, results of which will be publicized in newsletters, along with information about nonpoint source pollution prevention and other water resources protection issues.

Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps, Clearfield County; $5,000 to design and produce an historical booklet for the Bicentennial Celebration explaining watersheds and nonpoint source pollution.

Friends of the Nescopeck, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Columbia Counties; $3,100 to create a multi-media education module about nonpoint source pollution prevention in the watershed and present to municipal officials, citizen and landowner groups, schools, and businesses in the watershed.

Lake Erie-Allegheny Earth Force, Erie County; $4,000 to create and distribute newspaper insert about nonpoint source pollution issues using information collected from watershed assessments and the implementation of action plans devised by students.

Lebanon County Conservation District, Lebanon and Lancaster Counties; $2,210 to coordinate and conduct a Lancaster/Lebanon County watershed forum for individuals, watershed protection organizations and local officials that will provide tools for subsequent community education initiatives about nonpoint source pollution prevention.

PA CleanWays of Huntingdon County, Huntingdon County; $2,030 to to work with students to design a newspaper insert illustrating the best management practices which can be used to prevent the nonpoint source pollution in groundwater that results from various land uses.

Pike County Conservation District, Pike County; $4,000 to to develop, print and distribute "Pike County Residents' Guide to Resource Conservation", designed to raise awareness about nonpoint source pollution prevention in newly arriving and established county residents.

Plymouth Township Planning Commission, Luzerne County; $4,000 to raise citizen awareness about nonpoint source pollution prevention through stormdrain stenciling, newsletters, a website, workshops, a stream cleanup, and tours of the source water supply.

Schuylkill Conservation District, Schuylkill County; $2,000 to purchase LCD projector and initiate a loan program and technical training program to watershed groups and other partnering organizations in the county that includes tools to raise awareness in citizens and local officials about nonpoint source pollution prevention.

Venango Conservation District, Venango County; $2,450 to develop and host a county wide conference and site tour of watershed improvement projects and to create a three dimensional macro invertebrate display board and other educational displays to be used by organizations in the county for educational programs which include raising awareness about nonpoint source pollution prevention.

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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