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Susquehanna County


Hallstead Borough, Susquehanna Co, $3,140

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

Project Title:  Rainbarrel Workshop:  Stormwater Management for Homeowners

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Susquehanna River

Partners: Susquehanna County Conservation District, Northern Susquehanna Watershed Association and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners

Focus:  exhibit a working rain barrel display on four well visited municipal properties; and hold a rain barrel workshop (see poster) with presentations on how nonpoint source pollution such as stormwater runoff can be controlled on the homeowner's property with rain barrels and raingardens, and in the larger community though other best management practices such as green roofs and increasing the amount of pervious surfaces. Conduct follow-up survey.

Read their Final Report.

Contact:  Michele Giangrieco 570-879-2345, mga@nep.net

Lower Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties, $2,170

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

Project Title: Checking the Creek, Restoring Its Nature

Partners: Tunkhannock Twp., Wyoming Co. Conservation District,  Wyoming County Press Examiner, Keystone College Willary Water Resource Center

Area to be protected: Tunkhannock Creek watershed

Focus:   show how development and changing land uses in the Tunkhannock Creek watershed can cause nonpoint source pollution in local waters. Using photographs, data, and presentations, the project will educate how citizens and officials can work together on practices and policies that can be implemented to reduce pollution in the watershed.

Contact:  Robert Daniels, bobio@epix.net


Program on Groundwater and Water Quality Issues

Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Ground Water and Wellhead Protection Grants- 1995 & 1996

The League of Women Voters, Association of Township Supervisors and Penn State Cooperative Extension sponsored a program on groundwater and water quality issues at the Annual Meeting of the County Association of Township Supervisors. The coalition also publishes a newsletter, Waterwise, which is mailed to all municipal and county officials and community organizations.

Contact: Ruth Wilmarth, League of Women Voters, 717-289-4226

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