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Fulton County

Fulton County Conservation District,   $4,365

placema Little Aughwick CreekFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2009-2010
Project Title: Little Aughwick Creek Watershed Protection
Area to be protected:  Little Aughwick Creek

PartnersTodd Township, Fulton County Planning Commission, Friends of the Little Aughwick Creek, Cowans Gap State Park/DCNR, Western PA Conservancy, ALLARM, Burnt Cabins Grist Mill

Focus: raise awareness about impacts of polluted runoff, educate local residents and visitors to the watershed about how their actions affect water quality, and promote water sustaining land use policies and planning by local government in Todd Township through installation of two interpretive signs at prominent tourist locations along the banks of the Little Aughwick Creek, production of an educational placemat for use in area restaurants, survey of Todd Township riparian property owners, mailing of educational information about streamside buffers to residents, expanded the water quality monitoring program, public meeting to present the results of water testing and discuss issues, actions, and policies

Contact:  Scott Alexander, Watershed Specialist, 717-485-3547, Ext 118,   Email:  scott_fccd@pa.net

Dublin Township Supervisors, Fulton County;   $4,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Dublin Township Community Education and Watershed Protection project
Area to be protected:  Aughwick Creek
Partner: Fulton County Conservation District

Focus: to assemble and distribute informational materials and provide a workshop (flyer) and economic incentive to encourage homeowners to adopt proper on-lot septic system management practices which will result in decreased nonpoint source pollution in the Aughwick Creek.

Contact: Scott Alexander, (717) 485-3547, scott_fccd@pa.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

Building Leaders: Creating Our Future
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Ground Water and Wellhead Protection Grants
- 1995 & 1996

In Juniata and Fulton counties, the issue of groundwater policy was the overarching teaching theme of the "Building Leaders: Creating Our Future" program sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension. A series of five meetings was held in McConnellsburg and Mifflintown over a ten month period. The Leadership programs were based on the Master Gardener format and trained citizens in groundwater science, federal, state and local groundwater policies, opportunities for local action, and strategies and techniques for local public policy development.
In Fulton County the program was co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Conservation District; in Juniata County the Conservation District and the Mid-State Resource Conservation and Development Council cooperated. As a follow-up, in Juniata County a Groundwater Council will be established in 1997.

Contact: Walt Witmer, Penn State Cooperative Extension 717-436-8991, or Tom Ford 717-485-4111.

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