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Ridge & Valley Streamkeepers, Bedford Co, $3,500

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2008-2009

Project Title:  Riparian Buffer Educational Demonstration 2009

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Town Creek/Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay Watersheds

Partners: Southampton and Mann Townships, Everett Area School District, Bedford County Planning Commission; PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, University of Maryland Appalachian Lab, Western Maryland RC&D, Bedford County Conservation District, Interstate Commission for the Potomac River Basin, The Nature Conservancy and Western PA Conservancy

Focus: coordinate planting work crews and conduct a hands-on workshop to emphasize the benefits of forested buffers for the Sideling Hile, Fifteen Mile, and Town Creeks, followed by a guided planting by the workshop attendees; a website willl publicize the project and further educate visitors to the site and the region about steps they can take to minimize nonpoint source pollution of these watersheds.

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Contact:  Ronald Stanley 814-784-3652, oldapples@embarqmail.com

Bedford Borough Water Authority, Bedford County; $ 1,200

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Sourcewater Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Rayston Branch Protection Plan Implementation
Area to be protected:  Raystown Branch of the Juniata River
Partners:  Shawnee State Park, Juniata Clean Water Partnership, Bedford County Conservation District

Focus:  implement parts of their Source Water Protection Plan through installation of 6 Water Supply Area signs and distribution of Source Water Protection brochures to residents of the Raystown Branch Juniata River Watershed.

Contact: John Montgomery, jlm1975@earthlink.net

Bedford Co. Conservation District , Bedford County; $ 4,705

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Watershed Outreach in Bedford County
Area to be protected:  Raystown Branch of the Juniata River
Partners:  Broad Top Township and Everett Borough

Focus: use newsletters, resources from the Master Well Owner Network, watershed and groundwater models, and table top displays to illustrate to citizens of the Six Mile Run and Bloody Run watersheds the negative impacts of nonpoint source pollution such as abandoned mine drainage and failing septic systems. Through a watershed festival and storm drain stenciling, the partnership will educate property owners about actions they can take to protect their water resources.

Contact: Guy Stottlemyer, (814) 623-8099, email: gmstottlemyer@embarqmail.com

Juniata College on behalf of the Juniata Clean Water Partnership. Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Fulton, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Snyder, Somerset counties, $2,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Development of the Juniata Watershed Resource Center
Area(s) to be protected: Juniata River Watershed
Partner(s): Allegheny Ridge Corp, Bedford, Fulton, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Perry and Blair Co Conservation Districts, Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin Co Planning Offices, Canaan Valley Institute, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Juniata College, Mid-State and Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Penn State Coop Extention (Mifflin/Juniata), Southern Alleghenies Conservancy, Tri-County Regional Planning Corp, Westsylvania Heritage Corp, & Western PA Watershed Protection Program
Focus: develop a Water Resource Center at Juniata College
Contact: Stephanie Odenwald, 814-627-5391, email: sodenwald@jcwp.org

 

Bob's Creek Stream Guardians (Sub-Committee of Pavia Sportsmen), Bedford, Blair, and Cambria counties, $2,700

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Bob's Creek Watershed Citizen Education Project
Area(s) to be protected: Bob's Creek Watershed
Partner(s): Bob's Creek Stream Guardians (Sub-Committee of Pavia Sportsmen), Bedford County Conservation District, Juniata Clean Water Partnership, Blue Knob State Park, PA CleanWays of Bedford County & Fort Bedford Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Focus: hold public meetings and develop a volunteer monitoring program
Contact: Chris Ickes, 814-239-5367, email: n/a

 

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