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Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties (SE): Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc., Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Title: Managing Rainfall in the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed: Stormwater Project Tour
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2013-2014
Contact: Molly Finch, 215-844-8100
Email: molly@ttfwatershed.org
Partners: Philadelphia Water Department, Jenkintown Borough, Abington Township, Cheltenham Township
Focus: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) and Partners will organize four project tours for municipal officials, institutions, businesses, and schools that will provide details on stormwater Best Management Practice project function, cost, and maintenance, as well as develop a virtual tour for the TTF website. Expected outcomes include generating awareness of BMP projects that already exist in the community and connecting interested individuals with resources to help them implement BMP projects on their own properties.

Montgomery County (SE): Borough of Ambler - on behalf of Ambler Environmental Advisory Council, Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Title:  Public Awareness + Incentives = 10 Rain Gardens in Ambler PA
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2013-2014
Contact:  Justin Murray, Co-Chair Ambler EAC 267-322-1521
Email: jmurray@practicalenergy.net
Partners:  Borough of Ambler, Ambler Environmental Advisory Council (AEAC), Penn State Cooperative Extension, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Green Treks TV, Rain Gardens for the Bays, Wissahickon High School Key Club and Interact Club
Focus: The Ambler Environmental Advisory Council and its partners will educate hundreds of property owners and students about the need for stormwater management and the solutions that rain gardens provide. The partners will organize 20 volunteer events to install ten rain gardens in Ambler Borough. The partners plan to conduct two rain garden workshops, two rain garden tours, six community events, and make door-to-door visits and develop yard signs. Promotion will include distribution of newspaper articles and flyers. Ten case studies will be posted on three websites.

Montgomery County (SE): PSR Philadelphia, Grant Amount: $4,800

Project Title: Diverting Unwanted Pharmaceuticals from Waterways
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Contact: Teresa Mendez-Quigley, 215-765-8703, Email: Teresa@PSRPhila.org
Partners: Borough of Norristown; PA American Water; Schuylkill Action Network; Philadelphia Water Dept.
Focus: The project will reduce pharmaceutical pollution in the Norristown area to the Schuylkill watershed created by flushing unwanted, unused or expired pharmaceuticals. Project partners will enlist the participation of one or two local, independent pharmacies within the Watershed to help distribute educational materials to elderly customers. The target audience represents the largest percentage of prescription users, averaging 4 to 12 medications per day. Posters, flyers, and Green sticker with program logo for prescription containers will be used to help promote proper disposal techniques. Project evaluation will involve pre and post customer surveys.

Montgomery County (SE): Friends of High School Park, Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Title: We All Live Downstream. Cheltenham Township Protecting its Watershed
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2012-2013
Contact: Gina Craigo, 215-782-8082, Email: ginacraigo@fhsp.org
Partners: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership; Cheltenham Township; Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Focus: Through a series of hands-on stormwater education workshops, township residents will learn about residential Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will minimize polluted runoff from their properties. Four workshops will be held, Tree Benefits: Tree Planting and Care; Green Your Lawn: Organic Lawn Care; Living Streamside; and Rainbarrels and You: Save Money and Protect Streams. Numerous evaluation strategies will be implemented including distribution of pledge forms, scheduling follow-up visits with participants, and sending e-mail questionnaires. Success will also be measured through the number of workshop attendees, number of rainbarrels installed and number of trees planted. View Stormwater Workshops Announcement Card

Green Treks Network, Inc.   Grant Amount:  $5,000

(Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia)

Project Title: Students Create Stormwater BMP’s: Education in Action                   

Contact:  Brie Knight 215-545-5880. Email: bknight@greentreks.org                            

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

Partners:  Overbrook Environmental Education Center, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Water Department

Focus: This project will create a video about students learning, implementing, maintaining, and transferring their knowledge to local residents about a variety of stormwater best management practices in an “ultra-urban” environmental outreach center in a combined sewer overflow neighborhood in West Philadelphia.  The video will available on DVD, GreenTreks’ EcoExpress.org online resource center for educators, and various community watershed-based websites.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Grant Amount:  $5,000   

(Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Philadelphia)

Project Title: Commercial Guide for Stormwater Management 

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

Contact:  Tom Davidock, Schuylkill Action Network Coordinator, 302-655-4990 ext.109

Email: tdavidock@delawareestuary.org

Partners:  Philadelphia Water Department, Schuylkill Action Network

Focus: This project will adapt the Philadelphia Water Department’s existing Green Guide for Property Management for use throughout the Delaware Valley Watershed.  The revised tool, Commercial Guide for Stormwater Management, will be reprinted and distributed to watershed practitioners and commercial property owners during trainings and other special events.  The guide and illustrations will be converted to a downloadable electronic format making its use widely available, beyond the immediate target audience. 

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC), Grant Amount:  $5,000

Project Title: Headwater Residents Improving Stormwater

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2010-2011

Area to be protected: Pennypack, Tookay, Wissahickon creeks

Partners:  Abington Township, Briar Bush Nature Center, Primex Garden Center

Focus: Led by the Abington Twp. EAC, and with assistance of a local garden center, the partners will host a series of four hands-on workshops on residential best management practices to inspire residents in Abington Township make small changes that can make a big difference  to minimize polluted runoff from their properties. Workshop topics include:  “Green Your Lawn: Organic Lawn care,”  “Rain Barrels and You: Save Money, Protect Streams,”  “Tree Benefits:Tree Planting & Care,” “Adopt a Buffer: Stream Buffer Monitoring and Care.“  Since the township is largely ‘built out,” the workshops will offer residents an opportunity to learn how rain barrels, native plantings, stream buffers, and organic lawn care practices can all work to reduce stress of polluted runoff on headwater streams. Green Your Lawn pledge , Lawn survey

Contact:   Jennifer Sherwood, www.eac-abington.org,  eac.abington@gmail.com,

JAS750@comcast.net, 215-663-8798, Cell 215-219-5642

Montgomery County Conservation District printed and mounted posters showing three sustainable practices to improve polluted runoff: naturalizing stormwater basins, landscaping with native plants, and installing rain gardens with a $268.50 WEPP Opportunity Grant. sharris@montgomeryconservation.org

Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), Montgomery Co, $2,530

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

Project Title:  Jenkintown Watershed Education and Action Project

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed

Partners: Borough of Jenkintown, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and SE PA DEP Region

Focus: produce and mail an educational postcard to borough residents identifying specific actions residents can take to protect the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford from the negative effects of nonpoint source pollution and hold a screening of some films related to protecting the environment. Develop a handout on lawn care.

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Elizabeth Boyd 215-884-2247, elizaboyd@yahoo.com

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks and Lehigh Co, $5,000

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

Project Title:  Stormwater Outreach to Homeowner's Associations

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

Partners: Limerick and Lower Providence Townships

Focus: to educate Homeowner Associations in Limerick Township about the benefits of propely maintaining stormwater management facilities and develop a set of recommendations that can be distributed to and used by a municipality to encourage or compel associations to properly maintain stormwater basins, thereby improving water quality, adding critical habitat and saving the Homeowner Associations money.

Contact:  Crystal Gilchrist 610-287-9383 cgilchrist@perkiomenwatershed.org

View PDF of their Powerpoint (with notes) about Stormwater for Homeowner Associations (15 slides)

Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Delaware and Montgomery counties, $5000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2007-2008
Project Title:  Stormwater Facility Operation and Maintenance Program
Area to be protected: Delaware and Schuykill rivers

Partners: Delaware County Conservation District, Montgomery County Conservation District, Swarthmore Borough and Yeadon Borough

Focus: develop a guide (MAINTAINING STORMWATER BASINS ON YOUR PROPERTY) and hold workshops to educate public works department staff and commercial property owners in Delaware and Montgomery Counties on the inspection, operating, repair and retrofit procedures for stormwater management facilities that are necessary to minimize nonpoint source pollution in the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. 

Contact:  Paul Racette, 215-592-7020x112 or pracette@pecpa.org;

or Carol Meyers, 215-592-7020x100 or cmeyers@pecpa.org

Alliance for a Sustainable Future, Montgomery County, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title:  Open Water Protection in Ambler Borough
Area to be protected:  Wissahickon Valley
Partners:  Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Wissahickon Middle School 6th Grade Enrichment Program, Ambler Borough Highway Dept., Ambler Environmental Advisory Council

Focuswork with three municipalities to install stream crossing signs, distribute education and free tree assessments to stream-side property owners, and arrange for community wide education about what homeowners and businesses can do to keep nonpoint source pollution out of creeks and open waters in the Wissahickon Valley watershed.

Contact:  Susan Curry, suscurry@comcast.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

East Greenville Borough Water Authority. Montgomery, Lehigh, Berks counties; $ 4, 000

brochureFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title:  EGBWA Watershed/Wellhead Protection Education and Outreach
Area(s) to be protected: Upper Perkiomen Creek of the Upper Perkiomen Watershed
Partner(s):  PA Rural Water Association, Upper Perkiomen School District and Upper Hanover Township Authority
Focus: introduce source water protection education to area elementary students using a Talking About PA (TAP) Water Kit, curriculum guides and a poster contest. The partnership will also produce a display board and brochure highlighting the authority's existing SWP efforts and ways the community can get involved with future efforts.

Contact: Jim Fry, 215- 679-5194,  email: egb@netcarrier.com

 

 

 

 

Upper Dublin Environmental Protection Agency Board , Montgomery County; $ 2,960

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title:  Source Water Protection / Stormwater Outreach
Area(s) to be protected: Upper Dublin Township area of Wissahickon watershed
Partners:  North Wales Water Authority, Upper Dublin Township Public Works, Upper Dublin High School, EPAB of Upper Dublin

Focus: purchase a groundwater simulator for classroom instruction and hold a pamphlet design contest for senior high school students. The partnership will select and distribute throughout the community the three pamphlets which best describe the actions homeowners and businesses can take to protect the community's sources of drinking water.

Contact: Stanley Ropski, (215) 643-8212,   email: sjropski@aol.com

 

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lehigh counties, $ 5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title:  Source Water Protection Education and Volunteer Action Program
Area to be protected: Perkiomen Creek
Partners: Natural Lands Trust, Philadelphia Water Authority, Aqua PA, Delaware Valley Earth Force, Montgomery County Conservation District, Lower Salford Township, Upper Perkiomen Trout Unlimited

Focus: hold Source Water Protection workshops emphasizing the source of local water supplies, challenges of maintaining a high quality supply, and the ways contaminants can be prevented from entering the water supply. Workshops will demonstrate ways citizens can protect their drinking water sources.

Contact: Crystal Gilchrist, (610) 287-9383,  email: cgilchrist@perkiomenwatershed.or

 

Natural Lands Trust. Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia counties; $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title:  Water Supplier Lands Project
Area to be protected:  Source waters in SEPA
Partners: Natural Lands Trust, Philadelphia Water Dept, Heritage Conservancy, Brandywine Conservancy and Clean Water Action PA

Focus: highlight to local environmental organizations and municipal officials the need to protect buffer lands for public drinking water supply systems in the Delaware River Basin before they are sold for development. Produce a booklet on water supply lands.

Contact: David Harper, 610-353-5587,  email: dharper@natlands.org

The PEAK Center, Inc. , Bucks, Montgomery County; $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title:  Noth Penn Water Authority Source Water Protection Education Project
Area to be protected:  North Penn Water Authority service area
Partner: North Penn Water Authority

Focus:  conduct twelve educational workshops aimed at citizens and municipal officials designed to educate about the importance of preventing nonpoint sources of pollution in the lower Delaware watershed in order to accomplish source water protection for the North Penn Water Authority service area.

Contact: Robert Kutler, 215-362-7432, sec@peakcenter.org

Horsham Township Water & Sewer Authority, Montgomery County, $1,500

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Identification Signs
Area(s) to be protected: Pennypack, Neshaminy and Wissahickon Watersheds
Partner(s): Horsham Township and Environmental Advisory Board
Focus: install watershed identification and wellhead protection signs to raise awareness of the need for source water protection
Contact: Tina Boor, 215-672-8011, email: tboor@rcn.com

 

Montgomery County Conservation District

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Friends of Mingo Creek and the Perkiomen Watershed Workshops
Area(s) to be protected: the Mingo Creek & Perkiomen Creek
Partner(s): Friends of Mingo Creek, Stroud Water Research Center, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Philadelphia Water Department , Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Philadelphia Suburban Water Company & Montgomery County Conservation District
Focus: hold workshops in the Mingo Creek & Perkiomen watersheds
Counties served: Montgomery County Grant: $4,800
Contact: Nathan Walker, 610-429-4506, email: walker@montgomeryconservation.org

Telford Borough - Groundwater Guardian Community since 1998
Explanation of Groundwater Guardian Award

Community Profile (Teleford Borough)
http://www.groundwater.org/active/community.asp?id124

Contact: Mark D. Fournier
Telford Borough Water Authority
P.O. Box 209
Telford, PA 18969-0209
Phone: 215-723-5000 Fax: 215-723-5328
Email: telfordboro@netcarrier.com

Lower Merion Conservancy
Safeguarding Our Streams Project
Area(s) to be protected:
Mill Creek and Schuylkill River
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Protection Project 2001

Partner(s): Twp of Lower Merion and Environmental Advisory Council
Focus: to write, produce and print a brochure entitled "Safeguarding Our Streams" which will be distributed to Twp residents and other interested parties. The partners will also co-produce a live television town meeting on the local cable access.
Grant: $5,000
Contact: Mike Weilbacher, 610.645.9030, email: mike@dragonfly.org

North Penn Senior Environmental Corps, Bucks and Montgomery Co
Source Water Protection Education Project
Area(s) to be protected:
Neshaminy Creek and Delaware River Basin Watershed
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2001

Partner(s): North Penn Water Authority
Focus: prepare and deliver joint presentations about water conservation and source water protection to municipal governments, high schools, and community organizations .
Grant: $4,300
Contact: Dick Lehman, 215.362.7432, email: NPSC@enter.net

Telford Boro Authority, Bucks and Montgomery Co
Wellhead Protection Area Signage Project
Area(s) to be protected: wells located in East Branch Perkiomen Creek, Indiana Creek, and Mill Creek watersheds
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2001

Partner(s): Telford Boro, West Rockhill Twp, Hilltown Twp, Salford Twp, Franconia Twp, and Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc.
Focus: develop and install wellhead protection signage in the water supply areas.
Grant: $2,300
Contact: Mark Fournier, 215.723.5000, email: mfournier@netcarrier.com

Safe Drinking Water and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Technology
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 1999

Focus: Failing on-site systems threaten drinking water safety in the Perkiomen watershed. The partners will conduct two workshops on how failing systems impact water supply and technologies available for correcting problems. Involved Bucks, Berks, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.
Partners: The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, The Philadelphia Suburban Water Company
Grant: $2,350
Contact: Alexandra Curran, 610-287-9383

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