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Northumberland County (NC): Sunbury's Revitalization, Inc., 10 Counties in Northeast PA; Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Title: Storm Water Runoff Management: From Education to Implementation
Contact: Jess Runkle, 570-286-7768
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2013-2014
Email: jrunkle@sunburypa.org
Partners: City of Sunbury, Sunbury Community Garden, Sunbury Municipal Authority, Northumberland County Conservation District, Hill Neighborhood Council, Shamokin Watershed Group
Focus:  The Partners will educate residents of the Hill Neighborhood (1500 Households) and municipal officials about the negative effects of nonpoint source pollution at two workshops/workdays presented by the Northumberland County Conservation District and Shamokin Watershed Group. The workshops will offer incentives for homeowners to install rain barrels and plant rain gardens on their own properties. The project will also work with the City of Sunbury to evaluate current ordinances and storm water management practices to determine effective options to help reduce polluted runoff.

Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council, 10 Counties in Northeast PA; Grant Amount: $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Stormwater Management Education Initiative
Areas to be protected: streams and rivers in Northeastern PA
Partners: Clarks Green, Dallas and Port Clinton Boroughs;  Delaware Township,  Lackawanna College, EPCAMR, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Nothumberland and Schuykill County Conservation Districts

Focus:  survey municipal officials, publish and distribute a stormwater management handbook, develop a website, and host workshops focusing on best management practices aimed at local officials whose efforts include reducing nonpoint source pollution in streams and rivers located in the 10 county region.

Contact: Ryan Koch, email: Ryan.Koch@pa.usda.gov or

Irvil Kear, (570) 282-8732, icpmik@infonline.net



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