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Monroe County

Monroe County Conservation District purchased beads and other supplies to make 1000 water cycle
bracelets/backpack ornaments with a $68.55 WEPP Opportunity Grant. Download the Lesson plan and water cycle tips cards. Trish Attardo, pamccd@ptd.net

Barrett-Paradise Friendly Library purchased two interpretive signs for rain gardens at the library to inform visitors of the purpose of rain gardens and their value in reducing polluted runoff with a $300 WEPP Opportunity Grant. Carol Hillestad

Tobyhanna Creek/Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, Monroe Co, $1,880

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

Project Title:  Educational/Awareness Building Placemats

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock Creeks

Partners: Kidder Township

Focus: produce and distribute a restaurant placemat aimed at residents of Kidder Township and the surrounding area with information about solutions to problems associated with urban runoff and acceptable effective alternatives pesticide application, thereby minimizing the negative impacts of these nonpoint sources of pollution.

Contact:  Paula Guenst 570-646-5206, guenst@epix.net

Read their Final Report.

Brodhead Creek Regional Authority (BCRA), Monroe County, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Source Water Protection Project 2007-2008
Project Title: Dr. Waters Interactive Educational Website

Area to be Protected: Brodhead Creek

Partners: Monroe County Conservation District, Pocono Mountain Chamber of

Commerce, A Sound Strategy, Inc and Stroud Township


Focus: create a children's section in the "Dr. Waters" interactive and educational website (www.drwaters.org) which will promote actions citizens can take to protect the Brodhead Creek. 

Read the Final Report.

Contact:  Michael Reisenwitz 570-421-3232 swpedu@ptd.net


Monroe County Conservation District, Monroe County, $3,350

rain barrel signFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2007-2008

Project Title: Rain Barrel Workshops

Area to be Protected: Brodhead, Tobyhanna, Aquashicola, Pohopoco, Cherry and Bushkill watersheds and Delaware River

Partner: Monroe County Planning Commission

Focus: hold workshops to educate homeowners and municipal officials in Monroe County how the use of rainbarrels can reduce the amount of nonpoint source pollution in the Brodhead, Tobyhanna, Aquashicola, Pohopoco, Cherry, Bushkill Creeks, and Delaware River watersheds.  Rain barrels will be provided at an affordable rate to attendees completing the workshop.  Demo rain barrel and sign. See the sign text.

Create a Rain Barrel webpage, and a comparison of rain barrels to purchase.

Read the Final Report.

Contact:  Trish Attardo 570-629-3060, pamccd@ptd.net

Southeast Project Grass.  Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton and Schuykill counties, $4,950

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Southeast Project Grass Grazing and Pasture Management Planner
Area to be protected: Delaware and Susquehanna watersheds
Partners: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Penn State Cooperative Extension and Reading Area Water Authority
Focus:  develop a 12-month Grazing and Pasture Management Planner illustrating Best Management Practices of pasture management that have been shown to be effective at lowering risks of pollution to drinking water supplies. 

Contact: Dan Ludwig, dan.ludwig@pa.usda.gov

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

Pocono Heritage Land Trust, Monroe County; $3,740

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title:  Brodhead Watershed Implementation Program
Area to be protected: Brodhead Watershed

Partners: Brodhead Watershed Assn, Stroudsburg Municipal Authority, Coolbaugh, Middle Smithfield, Paradise, Price, Smithfield, Stroud townships,  East Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono, Stroud boros,  Regional and County Open Space Committees, Monroe County Planning Commission, The Nature Conservancy

Focus: work with key landowners in the Brodhead watershed to implement practices that will prevent nonpoint source pollution and to restore areas where needed. 

Contact:   Pat Dougherty, 570-595- 6001,email: dough2@ptd.net

Brodhead Watershed Assn. w/ Stroudsburg H.S. Science Dept., Monroe County, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Outdoor Classroom/Learning Center
Area(s) to be protected: Brodhead Watershed
Partner(s): Stroudsburg High School and Borough of Stroudsburg
Focus: educate about streambank restoration techniques designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution by establishing an outdoor classroom/learning center, including educational signs, at a streambank restoration demonstration site at the high school. The partnership will also produce printed educational materials and appropriate curriculum packets for teachers.
Contact: Charles Baughman, 570-839-1120, email: cbaughman@brodheadwatershed.org

Brodhead Watershed Association, Monroe County, $4,600

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2002-2003 Project Title: The Groundwater Flow Model As An Educational Tool
Area(s) to be protected: the Brodhead Watershed
Partner(s): PA Rural Water Association, Stroudsburg Municipal Authority, Paradise Watershed Assessment and Protection Project & Pleasant Valley School District
Focus: plan a public education campaign using groundwater flow models
Contact: Cherie Morris, 570-620-3009, email: kwaheri@ptd.net

You Can Help Protect the Streams, Lakes and Groundwater of the Tobyhanna Creek Watershed

Area(s) to be protected: Tobyhanna Creek

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention Projects - 2000

Tobyhanna Creek, Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Coolbaugh, Tunkhannock, and Tobyhanna Townships, and Briercrest Woods POA

The Association will update an existing website, erect stream identification signs at highway bridges, and develop educational fact sheets and brochures about the watershed. The coalition will also conduct a "Safe Drinking Water" clinic.

Grant: $3,000

Contact: Wes Shirk, 570.646.2306,
email: wesshirk@epix.net

Pike County, Wayne County and Monroe County
Pike County's Water Resources Education Program

Area(s) to be protected: all Pike County High Quality and Exceptional Value Watersheds

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention Projects - 2000

Pike County Conservation District, and Pike County Penn State Extension Office

The coalition will conduct various water quality improvement related workshops geared towards citizens of Pike, Wayne, and Monroe Counties.

: $3,000

Sally Jones, 570.226.8220,
email: pikecd@ptd.net

Brodhead Watershed - Know Your Watershed Campaign
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 1999

Focus: This campaign will include a "Know Your Watershed" web page, a series of Stream Facts" fact sheets, and stream name signs at road crossings of Brodhead watershed streams. The education campaign will seek to enhance the understanding of citizens and public officials of the importance and value of the Brodhead Creek and groundwater sources for public and private water supply and threats to water resources in the watershed.

Partners: Brodhead Watershed Association, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Stroudsburg Municipal Authority, Stroud Township

Grant: $3,000

Contact: BWA, 570-839-1120, email: brodheadwater@enter.net

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