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Elk County

Elk County (NW): The Borough of Ridgeway, Grant Amount: $3,000

Project Title: Big Millcreek Watershed: Education through Interpretation
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Contact: Josh Quattrone, 814-776-1125, Email: joshquat@yahoo.com
Partners: The Borough of Ridgway; Ridgway Township; Elk County Freshwater Association; Elk Conservation District; Elk County Planning Department
Focus: The project will educate the community and municipal officials about issues facing the Big Millcreek Watershed and local water supply from acid rain deposition originating hundreds of miles away and runoff from transportation routes. Partners will form a public participation team to develop interpretive signage, create two newspaper articles, conduct an interactive tour of 2 of 4 passive acid rain deposition treatment basins, collect and analyze stream samples using water quality testers, and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new permanent sign at Ridgeway Reservoir. Project evaluation techniques will involve direct observation and interviews of municipal officials, county personnel, water system employees and the public.

Johnsonburg Municipal Authority, $2,000

Project title: Upper Clarion River Watershed/Wellhead Protection Plan Implementation

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Sourcewater Protection Project 2006-2007
Area to be protected: Upper Clarion River Watershed

Partners:  Wilcox Water Company, Johnsonburg Elementary School, Elk County Conservation District, Elk County Planning Office.

Focus: begin implementing the education component of their Source Water Protection Plan with installation of five Water Supply Area signs and printing and distributing Source Water Protection brochures in the Upper Clarion River watershed

Contact: James DeAngelo, jmawater@ncentral.com


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