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Jefferson County Conservation District, Jefferson Co, $3,100

placematFunded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Protection Project - 2008-2009

Project Title:  Nonpoint Source Pollution Presentations for Municipalities with Educational Materials

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Clarion, Redbank and Mahoning Watersheds

Partners: North Fork Watershed Association, and Eldred, Warsaw, and Bell Townships

Focus: develop educational print materials, a display, and placemat aimed at educating residents of the County about steps they can take to reduce nonpoint source pollution and to make a presentation Township Supervisors Convention about the practices that municipal employees can adopt to reduce the impacts of NPS in the North Fork and other watersheds in Jefferson County.

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Amber Siar 814-849-7463 acgillung@alltel.net

Jefferson County Water Resource Network Enhancement, $3,000

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project
- Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Partners: Jefferson County Water Resource Network, Brookville, Brockway, Punxsutawney, and Jefferson Tech Schools; Brookville and Brockway Municipal Authorities; Punxsutawney Sewage Association, and PSU Cooperative Extension

Area(s) to be protected: , Brookville, Brockway, Reynoldsville and Punxsutawney
Focus: The Network will expand the teams established during the project's initial stage. Teams will receive additional equipment and curriculum materials, as well as, training to be able to educate their respective communities about protection of their drinking water source waters.

Contact: Claire Orner, 814.849.1105, email: quietcrk@penn.com


Jefferson County Water Resource Network, $3,000

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 1999

Focus: The project will organize community water resource network teams centered around four participating school districts, purchase groundwater flow models, train teachers and resource specialists in use of the flow models and other educational tools. Network Teams will develop and implement action plans for their communities and share their experiences with other network members.

Partners: Brookville, Brockway, Punxsutawney, and Vo-Tech Area School District, Punxsutawney Water Company, Reynoldsville Water Company, Brockway Analytical, Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, Borough of Brockway, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living, Sweet Soil Inc, Brookville Municipal Authority

Contact: Claire Orner, 814-849-9662, email:quietcrk@penn.com

Groundwater Protection

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Ground Water and Wellhead Protection Grants- 1995 & 1996

The Jefferson County Conservation District and the Rural Development Committee sponsored a Groundwater Protection Workshop and produced Groundwater Protection Information Binders for distribution at the workshop and throughout the County. The program was held in conjunction with a Groundwater Study on Mahoning Creek. Contact: Deborah Wilson, Jefferson County Conservation District, 814-849-7463.

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