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Juniata County

Juniata County Conservation District purchased rain barrel parts (HDPE barrels, hardware and fittings) to construct Rain Barrels as part of exhibit at the Juniata County Fair, printed fact sheets, and detailed
Rain Barrel construction information with a $279.06 WEPP Opportunity Grant.. brentleach@juniataccd.org

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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