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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.

Blair, Centre, Clearfield Counties (NC): Rush Township, Grant Amount: $6,000

Project Title: Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection
Funding Source: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Source Water Protection Education (SWP) 2012-2013
Contact: Michael Savage, 814-342-7590, Email: michaelsavage@verizon.net
Partners: Philipsburg Borough; DCNR- Black Moshannon State Park; Houtzdale Municipal Authority; Clearfield County Conservation District; Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition; Pennsylvania American Water; Centre County Conservation District; Oak Ridge Authority; Clearfield Planning and Community Development Office; BCI Municipal Authority; Chester Hill Borough
Focus: The Partners will form a regional Source Water Protection Collaborative and will seek participation of additional area water systems interested in working together to educate local officials, citizens and school children about ways to protect local drinking water sources from pollution and address the increasing level of gas well drilling in the region. The goal is to encourage action to protect drinking water supply areas in the Moshannon-Mosquito Creek and Clearfield Creek Watersheds of Clearfield and Centre Counties, assist contingency planning and improve emergency response to potential contamination events. The coalition will create a Source Water Environmental Education Team (SWEET) that will conduct a series of public education and outreach events using visual models such as the groundwater model and source water area maps. To assist the coalition's activities, project funds will be used to develop a Source Water Protection brochure that will be distributed during public education events, field days, workshops and school programs and posted to partner websites. The coalition will address improved emergency response coordination to potential contamination events.

Clearfield County Conservation District, Grant Amount:  $3,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source water pollution 2012-2013
Project Title:  Virtual Tour of the West Branch Susquehanna River
Partners: Visit Clearfield County; Clearfield Borough; Curwensville Borough; Clearfield YMCA
Focus:  The partners will create and publicize an online interactive map at http://www.clearfieldcountywaters.com/ covering 102 river miles of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, flowing through Clearfield County. The map will include photographs, water quality data with GPS points, fish populations, riverbank conditions, riparian zones, trails, launch sites and historic information.  Project partners also plan use the map to help promote regional tourism by helping people connect with the river, appreciate its resources, and learn how they can support and become involved in restoration activities from the legacy of water pollution created by Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD).  The map will support efforts to demonstrate progressive recovery of the Susquehanna as the direct result of numerous successful restoration projects.  A bookmark and flyer will be developed to publicize the interactive map, with links from partner websites.
Contact:  Von Holguin, 814-765-2629, Email: osmvistaccd@gmail.com

Clearfield County Conservation District, Grant Amount: $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2010-2011
Project Title: Clearfield County Watershed Education Project
Area to be protected: Montgomery Creek, Moshannon Creek

Partners:  Lawrence Township, Clearfield County Planning Commission, Clearfield Area High School Watershed Club, Clearfield County Senior Environmental Corps, Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition.

Focus: The Clearfield County Watershed Education Project will educate elementary- aged students and local residents about the importance of watershed and source water protection from the framework of past impacts of abandoned mine drainage and future challenges of Marcellus shale gas development.  Project outreach will include use of a Drinking Water Enviroscape model, and will produce brochures and placemats as educational materials, coordinate with school districts to conduct Watershed Days at the elementary schools and work with communities to attend local watershed and community festivals.

Contact:   Kelly  Williams, 814-765-8130, kwilliamsccd@atlanticbbn.net

Ulysses Municipal Authority, Genesee Township Water Authority, Northern Tier Children’s Home and Covington-Karthous-Girard Area Water Authority, Clearfield & Potter Co, $4000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2007-2008
Project Title: Ulysses, Genesee and CKG Area Wellhead Protection Project
Area to be protected: Genesee River and Cowanesque River headwaters

Partners: Potter County Conservation District and PA Rural Water Association

Focus: work jointly to install Water Supply Area signs, demonstrate groundwater models, and distribute source water protection brochures in a continued effort to educate residents in the Northern Potter and Whitesville School Districts and the Clearfield school district and surrounding townships about the importance of protecting the groundwater that provides the drinking water to these communities.  Contact:  Betty Jo Hilfiger, 814-848-7551, ulyssesboro@verizon.net

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Jack Reese 814-263-4150, ckg@pennswoods.net


Clearfield County Conservation District, Clearfield County, $1,680

triathlon flyerFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Conservation Celebration Project
Area to be protected: West Branch Susquehanna River
Partners: Clearfield County Senior Environmental Corps, Curwensville Lake Recreation Area

Focus: orchestrate a “Conservation Celebration” which will include a run-bike-canoe triathlon, 5K Fun Walk and a festival promoting outdoor activities to educate Clearfield County citizens about the role they can play in protecting and restoring local streams and rivers, including the west branch of the Susquehanna.

Contact:  Rachel Kester, rkesterccd@atlanticbbn.net


Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition, Centre and Clearfield counties, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Outreach in the Moshannon Creek Watershed
Area to be protected:  Moshannon Creek
Partners:  Centre County Conservation District, Clearfield County Conservation District, Rush Township (Centre County), Decatur and Morris townships (Clearfield County),  Wood Duck Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Focus:  design a newspaper insert about acid mine drainage and the devastating effects this nonpoint source pollution has had on the Moshannon Creek.  By placing the insert in several area newspapers, citizens will learn how they can support officials looking to initiate and finance restoration efforts.

Contact:  Art Beveridge, ascotchman@iqnetsys.net

Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps, Clearfield County, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Watershed Educational Outreach for Clearfield County Bicentennial
Area(s) to be protected: Upper West Branch Susquehanna River of the Susquehanna
Partner(s): Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and Clearfield County Conservation District
Focus: design and produce an historical booklet for the Bicentennial Celebration explaining watersheds and nonpoint source pollution
Contact: Carl Undercofler, 814-857-7748, email: clearfieldsec@hotmail.com

DuBois Watershed Commission
Watershed Educational Video Project
Area(s) to be protected:
City of DuBois Reservoir
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2001

Partner(s): Anderson Creek Watershed Assn, DuBois Area Catholic Schools, and DuBois Area School District
Focus: produce a video specific to Anderson Creek Watershed Assn showing spill containment, transmission, and purification and distribute it to area schools and civic groups.
Grant: $5,000
Contact: James Korb and Jeffrey Korb, 814.371.4545, email: korbmonuments@penn.com

Reservoir Identification Sign Project
Area(s) to be protected: City of DuBois Reservoir, City of DuBois, Sandy Township, Sykesville and Rockton Borough, Clearfield County
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Partners: DuBois Watershed Commission, Anderson Creek Watershed Association
Focus: The City will erect an eight foot by four foot sign identify the reservoir site, encouraging protection, listing contacts for education purposes, and listing hazardous spill contacts in case of emergency.
Grant: $950
Contact: James Korb, 814.371.4545

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