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Beaver County (SW): Beaver County Conservation District, Grant Amount: $2,800

Project Title: New Brighton Borough Drain Marking Project
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Contact: Marty Warchol, 724-378-1701, Email: marty.warchol@bccdpa.us
Partners: New Brighton Borough
Focus: The partners will conduct a storm drain marking project to raise awareness among businesses, residents and municipal officials about the direct connection between storm drains and streams , and that contaminants passing through the drains leads directly to local streams, impacting water quality. Storm drain markers will be placed in the commercial downtown and surrounding area of New Brighton, PA, to serve as reminders that the storm drains lead to the Beaver River. Prior to the installing the markers, door hangers describing the project and water quality issues will be distributed to businesses and residences. Several methods will be employed to promote the project including postings on the partners' websites, the district's Facebook page and through its newsletter. A display will be placed in the New Brighton Library. Pre and Post surveys will be distributed to gauge increased understanding and changes in attitudes and behaviors among community members.

View the project press release, project photos: Photo 1 Door Hanger, Photo 2 Hand Distribution, Photo 3 Installing Drain Markers. Project publicity, and Survey Results, click here>>

Ambridge Water Authority, Beaver County, $3,937

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title: Ambridge Source Water Protection Through Signage
Area to be protected: Service Creek Watershed
Partner:  PA Rural Water Association
Focus: produce and print a map and post "Water Supply Area" signs in critical locations of the source water protection area in the Service Creek Watershed.
Contact: Jeff Allen, 724-266-6784, email: xxl_h2oguy@hotmail.com

Monaca Borough Water Department, Beaver County, $3,100

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Monaca's Water System-107 Years of Development
Area to be protected: Ohio River Basin
Partners: Monaca Jr./Sr. High School, St John's the Baptist School, and Penn State Cooperative Extension-Beaver County
Focus: develop Teacher's Guides and purchase equipment for the classroom that will aid in water resources education, especially source water protection
Contact: Andrew Kullen, 724-775-9605, email: n/a

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