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Luzerne County

Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership, Grant Amount $3,900                   

Project Title: Flood and Erosion Control Workshop

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013

Contact: Michael Bloom, 570-455-1509  Email: m.bloom.ghacp@gmail.com

Partners: Center for Landscape Design & Stewardship; Hazleton City Authority; National Emergency Grant Workers; Hazelton City; Hazel Township; North Branch Land Trus

Focus: The partners will install a streamside buffer demonstration area and conduct drainage improvements along the Greater Hazleton Trail that leads to the Hazleton Area drinking water reservoir, an area hard hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. The partners will also conduct a public education workshop about how communities can use native plants in buffers to help combat nonpoint source pollution, reduce flooding and anchor soil in place to prevent sedimentation and erosion. Workshop attendees will receive instruction, educational booklets, take-home plants and other resources to encourage them to install buffers on their properties. An interpretive sign will be created and installed at the buffer site that depicts before and after conditions, explaining the demonstration area and the role of buffers.

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership/ SEDA COG Community Resource Center          

Grant Amount:  $5,000

Project Title: Source Water Protection Education for Susquehanna Greenway River Towns

Funding Source: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Source Water Protection 2011-2012

Contact: Trish Carothers  570-522-7259  Email: tcarothers@susquehannagreenway.org

Partners: Berwick Borough, SEDA-COG Community Resource Center, PA American Water, Salem Township

Focus: Project partners will form a Source Water Environmental Education Team (SWEET) to conduct community source water protection public education workshops, develop a Source Water Protection Fact Sheet and promote redevelopment activities to reduce pollution risks where junkyards and railroad transportation corridors are located in close proximity to the public water supply source.  These risks have been identified in Berwick’s Source Water Assessment Summary. 

Friends of the Nescopeck, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Columbia Co, $4,312

Project Title:  Introducing the Nescopeck Creek Watershed:  It's Where You Live

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2008-2009

Project Title:  Introducing the Nescopeck Creek Watershed:  It's Where You Live

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Nescopeck Creek Watershed

Partners: Conyngham Borough, Conyngham Borough Planning Commission, Nescopeck State Park and Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)

Focus:  design and distribute an eight page black & white newspaper insert alerting residents of Nescopeck Creek Watershed the effects of their activities on the health of the watershed and what they can do to minimize negative impacts; the insert will also encourage residents to support efforts to minimize abandoned mine drainage, manage stormwater properly, and respond appropriately to development pressures. Publish a survey.

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Tim Ference 570-788-4827, timfer@epix.net

Read about recognition of Tim Ference by Northeast PA Environmental Partners.

http://www.pecpa.org/node/498
Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners are proud to announce the recipients of the Environmental Partnership Awards for 2008 and they include Tim Ference, Luzerne County, for his dedication to conservation work within Luzerne County. Tim is Chairman on the Conyngham Borough Planning Commission, is Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Luzerne Conservation District, sits on the Eastern PA Coalition of Abandoned Mine Reclamation Board, and is heavily involved in the Friends of the Nescopeck (FON) Watershed Association. Tim has been instrumental in not only organizing and coordinating various events for all the organizations he's involved with, but has also been the key person to secure the funding necessary to make these projects happen.

Abrahams Creek Watershed Association, Luzerne Co, $3,342

Project Title:  Abrahams Creek Watershed Education Project

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2008-2009

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Abrahams Creek

Partners: West Wyoming and Wyoming Boroughs

Focus:  develop and distribute an informational brochure, display, produce a quarterly newsletter, set up a website and and feature the expertise of local agencies to explain the several nonpoint source pollution issues facing the watershed, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive watershed management plan.

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Eileen Cipriani 570-287-3349, ecipriani@comcast.net

Luzerne County Conservation District, Luzerne County;  $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title:  Rain Barrel Education Program
Areas to be protected: Susquehanna River/ Chesapeake Bay watershed
Partners:  Penn State Cooperative Extension, Luzerne County Master Gardeners

Focus: hold workshops to demonstrate how homeowners can reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed by maintaining "backyard conservation" measures such as rainbarrels and alternate methods of landscaping, including watergardens and stormwater wetlands.

Contact: Shawn Rybka, s.rybka@luzernecd.org

Mehoopany Creek Watershed Assn., Sullivan, Wyoming, Bradford, Luzerne counties; $ 1,550

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007

Project Title: Mehoopany Creek Area 6 Restoration - Community Awareness

Area to be protected:  North Branch - Mehoopany Creek

Partners: Forkston Twp. Supervisors, Wyoming Co. Conservation District, Community Center of Mehoopany

Focus:  provide information to the community about stream restoration efforts intended to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Mehoopany Creek and educate landowners and local officials about using natural stream design principles to manage their properties in a way that reduces sedimentation and water flow speed in the Mehoopany Creek.

Contact: Lars Lundin, lundin2015@epix.net

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, icpmik@infonline.net

Mehoopany Creek Watershed Assn. , Sullivan, Wyoming, Bradford, Luzerne counties; $2,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2004-2005

Project Title: Mehoopany Creek Watershed Community Awareness

Area to be protected: Mehoopany Creek watershed

Partners: Forkston Twp. Supervisors, Wyoming Co. Conservation District

Focus: produce presentations and newsletters to inform citizens and municipal officials about nonpoint source pollution and install watershed identification signs  (sign 2) around the Mehoopany Creek watershed.

Contact: Lars Lundin, 570-833-3545, email: lundin2015@epix.net

Plymouth Township Planning Commission, Luzerne County, $4,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Watershed Protection and Education in Plymouth Township through Local Partnerships
Area(s) to be protected: watershed in which Plymouth Township is located
Partner(s): Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Luzerne County Conservation District, and Plymouth Township,
Focus: raise citizen awareness about nonpoint source pollution prevention through stormdrain stenciling, newsletters, a website, workshops, a stream cleanup, and tours of the source water supply
Contact: Robert Hughes, 570-779-5388, email: rhughes@epcamr.org

Friends of the Nescopeck, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Columbia Counties, $3,100

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Nescopeck/Little Nescopeck Watershed Awareness Project
Area(s) to be protected: Nescopeck Creek Watershed
Partner(s): Conyngham Borough, Conyngham Borough Planning Commission, and Hazleton Campus of Penn State University
Focus: create a multi-media education module about nonpoint source pollution prevention in the watershed and present to municipal officials, citizen and landowner groups, schools, and businesses in the watershed
Contact: Tim Ference, 570-788-4827, email: timf@intergrafix.com

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