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Cumberland(SC): Lower Allen Township, Grant Amount: $2,000

Project Title: Gardeners Gathering 2013
Contact: Donna Paul, 717-975-7575, Email: dpaul@latwp.org
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Partners: Yellow Breeches Watershed Association; Lower Allen Township Recreation & Parks Board; Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Focus: The project partners will address stormwater management in the Yellow Breeches Watershed by conducting a rain garden workshop and demonstration during an annual "green thumbs" community event. The project evaluation strategy will involve tracking the number of participants and follow-up calls received after the event and monitoring the effectiveness of the demonstration garden related to storm events. Project partners will develop an assessment tool to determine participant knowledge gained, areas of greatest interest/value, and willingness to install a rain garden at their home or place of business.

Cumberland(SC): Carlisle , NPS Opportunity Grant Amount: $199

The Pomfret Group installed a demonstration Rain Barrel/Urn display by neighborhood merchant association for watering public greenspaces and gardens to educate visitors and tourists and enhance downtown commercial Historic District on Pomfret Street, Carlisle, with a $199 WEPP Opportunity Grant . Contact pac.pcs@comcast.net

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), Cumberland County, Grant: $4,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006

Project Title: Carlisle Stormwater Education Project

Area to be Protected: Letort Spring Run

Partners: Borough of Carlisle, The Letort Regional Authority and Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association

Focus: produce and distribute movie ads, posters in print, on air and through other media and events that encourage Carlisle homeowners and businesses to maintain lawns and automobiles and manage pet waste in ways that will minimize nonpoint source pollution in Letort Spring Run. 

Contact:  Julie Vastine 717-245-1565, vastine@dickinson.edu

Land Conservancy of Adams County. Adams, Franklin & Cumberland counties, $4,250

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Gettysburg Source Water Protection Outreach Project

Area to be protected: Marsh Creek Watershed

Partner(s): Watershed Alliance of Adams County, Borough of Gettysburg (Gettysburg Municipal Authority), Adams County Office of Planning and Development

Focus:  Design and produce bill inserts, bookmarks, restaurant placemats, and a display to raise awareness of the importance of preventing contamination of the 7 groundwater wells and one surface water intake which comprise the Gettysburg Municipal Authority public drinking water supply.  The partnership will also install signs identifying the locations of the source water areas.

Contact: Sidney Kuhn, 717-334-2828, email: skuhn@adamscounty.us

 

South Middleton Parks, Recreation, Greenways & Trails, Cumberland County, Grant: $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Wayside Exhibits for the Environmental Exhibits
Area(s) to be protected: Yellow Breeches Watershed
Partner(s): South Middleton Greenways and Trails Committee, South Middleton Township Municipal Authority, South Middleton School District, and Yellow Breeches Watershed Association
Focus: install wayside exhibits at Spring Meadows Park to raise awareness of the need to protect the community's source water of their drinking water supply
Contact: Kristin Davis, 717-258-4441, email: parksdirector@smiddleton.com

South Middleton Bubbler FoundationEducational Outreach Initiative, Grant: $5,000
Area(s) to be protected:
Yellow Breeches Creek and LeTort Spring Run
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project - 2001

Partner(s): South Middleton Parks, Recreation, Greenways & Trails, South Middleton School District, South Middleton Greenways and Trails Commission, South Middleton Municipal Authority, and Appalachian Trail Conference
Focus: Produce and distribute an educational brochure and purchase and demonstrate groundwater model simulators.
Contact: Teresa Shakespeare, 717.243.7954, email: Shakes1984@aol.com

South Middleton Township, Grant: $3,000
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Grants - 1997-1998

Coalition Partners: South Middleton Municipal Authority, Carlisle Borough Municipal Authority, Cumberland County Conservation District, LeTort Regional Authority, Gehringer Roth, Inc., R. E. Wright, Inc.
Contact: Barbara Wilson, 717-258-5324
Focus: This project had two parts:

1) the gathering and development of educational materials and
2) a series of three public meetings. The purposes of meetings were to:

(a) introduce the concepts of water supply and wellhead protection;
(b) focus on agricultural land use in the community; and
(c)focus on industrial and commercial operations in the Township.

Accomplishments: Held all three planned public meetings, each targeting a specific audience- general public (15 attendees), agriculturists (17 attendees), and businesses (4 attendees). Presented an introduction to groundwater issues, including a demonstration of the groundwater flow model to two ninth-grade classes. A public policy exercise was then conducted with the students.

Successes, Obstacles, and Unanticipated Outcomes: While the Township had already started the process to pass a Wellhead Protection Ordinance (approved in April 1998), the project helped to increase the community's understanding of the importance of groundwater protection. A series of articles about groundwater protection will be published in the Township's quarterly newsletter.

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