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Cambria County

Cambria and Clearfield Counties (NC, SW): Trout Unlimited, Inc., Grant Amount: $2,350
Project Title: Chest Creek Watershed Community Engagement Project      

Contact: Rachel Kester, 570-748-4901
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2013-2014
Email: rkester@tu.org
Partners: Chest Creek Watershed Alliance, Patton Borough, Newburg Borough, Mahaffey Borough, Cambria County Conservation District, Clearfield County Conservation District, Westover Borough, Westover Municipal Authority
Focus:  The partners will work to develop a stronger sense of cooperation and unity throughout the Chest Creek watershed by engaging municipal officials and local residents in a series of public meetings about polluted runoff that will develop six educational watershed signs. The project will develop a webpage, and a brochure.

Cambria (SW): Cambria County Conservation District, Grant Amount:  $4,250
Project Title: Potential Watershed Impacts from Marcellus Shale Development        

Funding Source: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2011-2012

Contact:  Jacqueline Ritko 814-472-2120   Email: ritko@co.cambria.pa.us

Partners: Adams Township, Highland Sewer and Water Authority, Little Conemaugh Watershed Association

Focus: This project will expand the district’s Marcellus Shale Education Series program with programs for municipal officials involved in Marcellus shale development issues, engaging over 15 primary water suppliers in source water monitoring programs.  Project will sponsor a 2012 Family Education Day Event using tools including the Drinking Water Enviroscape Model and the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U) to educate the community about the balance between energy benefits and nonpoint source pollution risks from deep and surface mining, wind turbine farms, and natural gas development.

Greater Johnstown Water Authority, Cambria and Somerset Counties. $5,000

Project Title:  Water Stewardship Through Education

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

Project Title:  Water Stewardship Through Education

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Northfork, Dalton and Saltlick Watersheds

Partners: Cambria County Water Partnership Steering Committee

Focus: to continue practicing good stewardship of its drinking water sources located throughout the Northfork, Dalton, and Saltlick watersheds, with programming (original water jeopardy game) for elementary and middle school students about the actions they can take to protect their drinking water. 

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Elizabeth Rhoades, 814-533-4300, erhoades@rdm-gjwa.com

Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team, Cambria and Somerset counties, $5,000

Project Title: Water Monitoring and Education in the Paint Creek Watershed

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Area to be protected:  Paint Creek Watershed
Partners: Windber Borough, Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin Alliance, Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association

Focus:  implement portions of the Paint Creek Restoration Plan by using the monitoring data collected by the Water Monitoring Committee in initiatives to educate citizens in the community about abandoned mine drainage and how data can be used to prioritize and evaluate Paint Creek watershed cleanup projects. Produce Fact Sheets.

Contact:  Melissa Reckner, mreckner@kcstreamteam.org

Little Conemaugh Watershed Assn, Cambria County, $5,000

kids at water festivalFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title: Cambria County Children's Water Festival
Area to be protected:  Little Conemaugh River watershed
Partners:  Cambria County Conservation District, Cambria County Area Community College, Highland Sewer and Water Authority, Prince Gallitzin State Park, Adams Township,  Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Agency,  Cambria County Vector Control, FisherWorks Consulting

Focus:   hold a Children's Water Festival during which sixth grade students in Cambria County school districts will learn about groundwater basics, the sources of their drinking water, and pollution identification and prevention in the Little Conemaugh watershed.

See more pictures: lobsters, fish tanks, kids

Contact: Jacqueline Ritko, 814-495-4380,  ritko@co.cambria.pa.us

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy / Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Community Outreach Placemat Project
Area(s) to be protected: Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin
Partner(s): Conemaugh Valley Conservancy/Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team & Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin Alliance
Focus: develop a community outreach project based on restaurant placemats
Counties served: Armstrong, Somerset, Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria County
Grant: $5,000
Contact: Tom Grote, 814-467-0836, email: tfgrote@floodcity.net


Juniata College on behalf of the Juniata Clean Water Partnership

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
Counties served: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Fulton, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Snyder, Somerset County Grant: $2,000
Contact: Stephanie Odenwald, 814-627-5391, email: sodenwald@jcwp.org

Bob's Creek Stream Guardians (Sub-Committee of Pavia Sportsmen)

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
Counties served: Bedford, Blair, and Cambria County Grant: $2,700
Contact: Chris Ickes, 814-239-5367, email: n/a

Nanty Glo Water Authority

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Watershed Protection Signs
Area(s) to be protected: the Williams Run Reservoir
Partner(s): Nanty Glo Water Authority & Cambria Township Supervisors
Focus: design and install watershed protection signs
Counties served: Cambria County Grant: $2,060
Contact: Linda Long, 814-749-8225, email: nantyglowater@floodcity.net

AMD & ART, Inc. NP
Vintondale AMD Education Center Project
Area(s) to be protected:
South Branch Blacklick Creek
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Protection Project - 2001

Partner(s): Vintondale Municipal Authority, Blacklick Valley High School
Focus: Convert a local church into an educational center, hold community workshops, and conduct school programming.
Grant: $5,000
Contact: Shannon Peterson, 814.539.5357, email: amdart@gte.net

Conemaugh Water and River Conservation and Management Plan - Cambria County and Somerset County
Area(s) to be protected: Stonycreek, Little Conemaugh, and Conemaugh Rivers, Greater Johnstown Area, Cambria and Somerset Counties
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Partners: Southern Alleghenies Conservancy, Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation and Development Council, Stonycreek and Conemaugh River Improvement Project, and the Kiski-Conemaugh River Alliance
Focus: The SAC will develop a one-hour slide based program that will explain the problems and the opportunities relative to water quality and supply and recreation that are outlined in the Conemaugh Water and River Conservation and Management Plan Concept Paper.
Grant: $3,000
Contact: Len Lichvar, 814.623.7900 Ext. 5,
email: sac@nb.net

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