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Juniata Clean Water Partnership, Huntingdon & Centre counties; $ 1,395

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Juniata River Education and Outreach
Area to be protected:  Juniata River
Partners:  Warriors Mark Township, Central PA Conservancy, Spruce Creek Watershed Association, Huntingdon County Planning Commission, Penn State Extension

Focus: hold land use/open space workshop designed to equip municipal officials with tools, including ordinance changes, to deal with nonpoint source pollution resulting from land development, agricultural enterprises and in-stream flow reductions from groundwater withdrawal from the high quality trout stream. Design and distribute  a newsletter.

Contact:    Mike Makufka, JCWP, 814-506-1190,   makufka@jcwp.org ,  http://www.jcwp.org/

 

PA CleanWays of Huntingdon County, Huntingdon County, $2,030

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Land Use Impacts to Groundwater Quality and Quantity
Area(s) to be protected: Juniata River
Partner(s): Juniata Valley School District, Huntingdon County Conservation District, and Porter Township
Focus: to work with students to design a newspaper insert illustrating the best management practices which can be used to prevent the nonpoint source pollution in groundwater that results from various land uses.
Contact: Alana Malar, 814-627-1627, email: hccd@papower.net

Mount Union Municipal Authority, Huntingdon County, $4,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Mount Union Area Ground Water Protection Through Awareness and Planning
Area(s) to be protected: Juniata River
Partner(s): Mount Union Borough, Juniata Clean Water Partnership, Huntingdon county Planning and Development Department, Huntingdon County Business and Industry, and Huntingdon County Conservation District
Focus: conduct Wellhead Protection Steering Committee meetings, post Water Supply Area signs, print and mail materials, and make presentations to community groups about the need to protect source waters of drinking water
Contact: Richard Stahl, 814-643-5091, email: rstahl@huntingdoncounty.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

Trough Creek Watershed Assn
Trough Creek Watershed Education and Outreach Project
Area(s) to be protected:
Trough Creek Watershed
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Partner(s): Wood Broadtop Wells Joint Municipal Authority, Shoup's Run Watershed Assn, Huntingdon Co Conservation District, and Juniata Clean Water Partnership
Focus: Survey residents of Trough Creek Watershed by mail to detemine concerns about local water resources and hold town meetings to educate the community about water resources protection.
Grant: $3,000
Contact: Roy McCabe, 814.635.4120, email: EBTMiner@nb.net

Standing Stone Creek Watershed Assessment Report
Area(s) to be protected: Standing Stone Creek, Huntingdon Borough
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Partners: Huntingdon County Conservation District, Huntingdon Middle School Environmental Club, and Juniata College Dept. Environmental Sciences
Focus: The coalition will coordinate local resources to develop an educational program for middle school students and the community that focuses on protection of Standing Stone Creek, the community's drinking water source water. The group will make recommendation to the local governmental agency regarding a comprehensive watershed assessment.
Grant: $3,000
Contact: Andy Patterson, 814.627.1627,
email: huntingdon.county@dep.state.pa.us

Huntingdon County Conservation District
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Grants - 1997-1998

Coalition Partners: Huntingdon Middle School Environmental Club, Huntingdon Borough Council, Muddy Run Watershed Advisory Committee
Contact: Andy Patterson, 814-627-1627
Grant: $ 2,610
Focus: To sponsor a Town Meeting as part of their effort to clean up Muddy Run Watershed. The Town Meeting focused on educating, and promoting cooperation between, the general public, the local advisory committee, local government, and the middle school environmental club.
Accomplishments: The Town Meeting was held in April 1998. About 100 people attended the meeting, which was televised by the Huntingdon TV Cable Company. The meeting was videotaped and a copy is on file with the Sponsor. An informational brochure was developed and disseminated to educate community members and promote the group's activities. A full-page newspaper article in The Daily News summarized the results of the meeting, the new partnerships formed during the project, and the group's future plans for improving the watershed.

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