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Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties (NE): Keystone College, Grant Amount: $5,000
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Project Title: Reusing Our Rain Drops to Protect Our Watershed
Partners: Aqua Pennsylvania; Penn State Cooperative Extension; Dalton Borough, Factoryville Borough, Abington Council of Governments; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
Focus: The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute and partners will hold a regional stormwater workshop for community members and municipal officials to learn about the importance of managing stormwater to reduce nonpoint source pollution and prevent flooding in Lackawanna, Wyoming, and Susquehanna Counties. The workshop will promote a range of solutions to stormwater challenges, from simple rain barrels and rain gardens, to more complex best management practices for homes, schools, and businesses. Workshop participants will receive a rain barrel at a nominal fee, with instruction about how to paint rain barrels to become a decorative integral part of the landscape. The project will also install several rain barrel demonstration areas on the college campus to promote usage.
Contact: Nora Dillon, 570-945-8555, Email: Nora.Dillon@keystone.edu
Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council , 10 Counties in Northeast PA; $ 5000
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Stormwater Management Education Initiative
Areas to be protected: streams and rivers in Northeastern PA
Partners: Clarks Green, Dallas and Port Clinton Boroughs; Delaware Township, Lackawanna College, EPCAMR, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Nothumberland and Schuykill County Conservation Districts
Focus: survey municipal officials, publish and distribute a stormwater management handbook, develop a website, and host workshops focusing on best management practices aimed at local officials whose efforts include reducing nonpoint source pollution in streams and rivers located in the 10 county region.
Contact: Ryan Koch, email: Ryan.Koch@pa.usda.gov or
Irvil Kear, (570) 282-8732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF
WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Lackawaxen River Watershed
Area(s) to be protected: The Lackawaxen
Partner(s): The Lackawaxen River Conservancy,
Lackawaxen Township Supervisors & Pike County Conservation
Focus: produce a variety of watershed educational
Counties served: Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike County