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Schuylkill County

Schuylkill Headwaters Association,  Grant Amount: $5,000

Project Title: “Art of Rain” Rain Barrel Workshop/Art Contest                                 

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

Contact:  Megan Blackmon, 570-622-3742 ext. 119 Email: mblackmon@schuylkillheadwaters.org

Partners: Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, Schuylkill County Conservation District, City of Pottsville, Penn State Master Gardeners, Interfaith Health Network, Block of Art, PADCO, Pottsville Business Association

Focus: The “Art of Rain” project will help educate Schuylkill County residents and businesses about stormwater runoff impacts through a rain barrel art contest and a how-to rain barrel workshop.  Partners will recruit 12-15 local artists to paint rain barrels that will be showcased during the annual community “Block of Art” festival downtown, and later installed at public sites.

 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. 

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.

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

 

Ashland Area Municipal Authority. Schuylkill County, $ 5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Protecting Five Source Waters in Northern Schuykill County through Water Supply Signs
Areas to be protected: Schuykill River and Mahoney Creek Watershed
Partners: , Pennsylvania American Water, Minersville Municipal Authority, Blythe Township Authority, Schuylkill County Emergency Management, Schuykill County Municipal Authority. 
Focus: erect spill response signs along the Interstate 81 corridor that contains five different source waters and meet with local emergency departments on accident clean-up in this critical source water area.
Contact:  Steve Ulceski, 570-875-2411, email:    ulceski@verizon.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

Ashland Area Municipal Authority. Schuylkill County, $1,600

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Identification of Water Supply Area using Signs and Educational Newsletters
Areas to be protected: Little Mahoney Creek in the Mahoney Creek Watershed
Partners: , Schuylkill County Conservation District, Borough of Ashland, PennDot
Focus:   distribute a brochure and newsletter about actions users can take to protect the community's source water.
Contact:  Steve Ulceski, 570-875-2411, email:    ulceski@verizon.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

 

Berks County Conservation District. Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill Co, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title: Blue  Mountain Watershed Summit and Berks Co. Innovative Stormwater Management Workshop
Areas to be protected: watersheds in Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill counties
Partners: Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc., National Audubon Society PA, Philadelphia Water Department, Albany Township, Bedminister Township, Schuylkill and Lehigh County Conservation Districts, Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County MS4 Steering Committee, Center for Community Leadership of Berks County, City of Reading, Muhlenberg and Lower Alsace townships, Wyomissing and Wernersville boroughs.
Focus: design and conduct two workshops: 1) a watershed forum to educate stakeholders about nonpoint source pollution issues, and 2) Innovative Stormwater Management Workshop aimed at engineers and municipal officials responsible for stormwater management in Berks County.
Contact:  Ryan Zerbe, 610-372-4657x208, email: rzerbe@countyofberks.com

 

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.

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

 

Schuylkill Conservation District, Schuylkill County, $2,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Education and Outreach Technological Assistance Grant
Area(s) to be protected: watersheds throughout Schuylkill County
Partner(s): Schuylkill County Chapter Trout Unlimited, Schuylkill Headwaters Association, Tri Valley Association, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Bear Creek Environmental Area, Catawissa Creek Restoration Association, Mahanoy Creek Watershed Association, Northern Swatara Creek Watershed Association, Wiconisco Creek Restoration Association, Schuylkill County Conservancy, Schuylkill County Watershed Alliance, and Schuylkill Haven Borough
Focus: purchase LCD projector and initiate a loan program and technical training program to watershed groups and other partnering organizations in the county that includes tools to raise awareness in citizens and local officials about nonpoint source pollution prevention
Contact: Ryan Koch, 570-622-3742x122, email: rkoch@co.schuylkill.pa.us

 

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

Schuylkill Headwaters Assn
Watershed Education Project
Area(s) to be protected:
Schuylkill River
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Protection Projects - 2001

Partner(s): Schuylkill Conservation District
Focus: purchase and distribute seventeen programs entitled "The Watershed Tour" and reagent refill kits to each of the seventeen school districts in Schuylkill Co.
Grant: $2,650
Contact: William Reichert, 570.385.2122, email: breichert@losch.net

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