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Westmoreland County Cleanways updated a display to include educational information regarding protection of the community's drinking water with a $200 SWP Opportunity Grant. ekeefe@westmorelandcleanways.org

Riverside Center for Innovation, Allegheny, Westmoreland, Greene, Clarion, Butler, Fayette, Armstrong and Washington Co, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2008- 2009

Project Title:  River Alert and Information Network (RAIN) Education and Outreach Program

River, stream, watershed affected by this project:  Allegheny, Youghiogheny, Monongahela and parts of the Ohio Rivers

Partners: River Alert and Information Network (RAIN) members and California University of Pennsylvania

Focus: educate and increase awareness of source water protection strategies via three major events (side 2) aimed at thirty-three drinking water suppliers in the Allegheny, Youghiogheny and Monongahela watersheds in eight southwest PA counties.

Read their Newsletter and Final Report. Congrats to RAIN on winning funding to install monitoring equipment.

Contact:  Emily Buka 412-322-3523 eb@riversidecenterforinnovation.com

Mountain Watershed Association, Inc., Westmoreland, Fayette counties, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Biking Toward Stewardship
Area to be protected: Indian Creek Watershed
Partners: Trips for Kids, Indian Creek Valley Water Authority, Saltlick Township, Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department,   and National Speed Goat
Focus: expand use of the national “Trips for Kids” program to introduce children to mountain biking while they learn about things they can do to protect the Indian Creek watershed and the sources that provide their drinking water. Publish a brochure and Fact Sheets,aimed at children.

Contact: Beverly Braverman, 724-455-4200, email: mtwatershed@lhtc.net. 

Washington Twp. Supervisors, Westmoreland County, $ 5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Beaver Run Reservoir Protection Program
Area to be protected:  Beaver Run Reservoir
Partners:  Westmoreland County Water Authority, Municipal Authority of Washington Township, Washington Township Planning Commission, Pucketa & Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, Kiskiminetas Watershed Association, Westmoreland County Conservation District

Focus: continue to produce newsletters, posters, brochures, and presentations for citizens of the Beaver Run Reservoir emphasizing the need to eliminate discharge points that lead to pollution of sources of the community's drinking water supply.

Contact: John Turack, 724-727-3515,email: jturack@washingtontownship.com

Washington Twp. Supervisors, Westmoreland County, $ 5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title: Beaver Run Reservoir Protection Program
Area to be protected:  Beaver Run Reservoir
Partners:  Westmoreland County Water Authority, Municipal Authority of Washington Township, Washington Township Planning Commission, Pucketa & Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, Kiskiminetas Watershed Association, Turtle Creek Watershed Association, Westmoreland County Conservation District

Focus:   produce newsletters, posters, brochures, and presentations for citizens of the Beaver Run Reservoir emphasizing the need to eliminate discharge points that lead to pollution of sources of the community's drinking water supply.

Contact: John Turack, 724- 727-3515, email

jturack@washingtontownship.com

Loyalhanna Watershed Assn, Westmoreland County, $5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2004-2005
Project Title: Citizens Guide to the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed
Area to be protected:  Loyalhanna Creek watershed
Partners: Unity Township, Derry Township, Ligonier Borough, Western PA Conservancy

Focus: design and distribute a Citizen Guide to the residents of the Loyalhanna Creek watershed to raise awareness of the causes of nonpoint source pollution and engage the community in various aspects of watershed restoration.

Contact: Carole Wright, 724-238-7560, cjpwright@verizon.net

Mountain Watershed Association, Fayette & Westmoreland counties, $3,760

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Where Does My Water Come From?
Area to be protected: Indian Creek Watershed
Partner(s): Indian Creek Valley Water Authority, and Saltlick Township Supervisors
Focus: post Water Supply Area signs, produce brochures, and make presentations about source water protection throughout the community
Contact: Beverly Braverman, 724-455-4200, email:

mtwatershed@lhtc.net

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy / Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team, Armstrong, Somerset, Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria Counties, $ 5,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Community Outreach Placemat Project
Area(s) to be protected: Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin
Partner(s): Conemaugh Valley Conservancy/Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team & Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin Alliance
Focus: develop a community outreach project based on restaurant placemats
Contact: Tom Grote, 814-467-0836, email: tfgrote@floodcity.net

 

Ethel Springs Reservoir Public Water Supply Protection Project, Westmoreland County, $2,500

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Water Protection Projects - 2000

Areas to be protected: Ethel Springs Reservoir, Derry Borough and parts of Derry Township, Westmoreland County

Partners: The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Derry, Borough of Derry, Derry Area School District, and the Derry Area Steering Committee

Focus: The coalition produced a brochure outlining the procedures necessary to keep Ethel Springs Reservoir, the community's drinking water source water, free of Canadian geese. Educational signs along the walking path by the Reservoir will also be constructed.
Contact: Edward Shomo, 724.694.2305,

Summer Institute For Teaching Environmental Education
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project- Drinking Water Source Protection Project 1999

Focus: SITE E is a week long training program conducted in the Youghiogheny River Basin and involves 35 participants and 25 trainers. Teachers from across the state receive training on the importance of water as the single most important resource for survival.

Partners: Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, PA Game Commission, PA Dept. Of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office, Yough School District

Grant: $3,000

Contact: John Markle, 724-836-2460, email: JMarkle@wiu.k12.pa.us

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