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Agricultural & Biological Engineering Extension Page - http://www.extension.psu.edu/base_nr&em.htm
Agricultural & Biological Engineering Extension Page at Pennsylvania State University.

ALLARM - The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring - http://www.dickinson.edu/storg/allarm
ALLARM is housed at Dickinson University and provides support to citizen water quality monitoring programs in Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny Watershed Network - http://www.alleghenywatershed.org/
The Allegheny Watershed Network is a project of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and is funded by the Heinz Endowments. It was formed to allow citizen groups and government agencies active within the Allegheny River watershed an opportunity to exchange information and ideas about the protection and enhancement of their local water resources.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay  - http://www.acb-online.org/
A regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers.

American Water Works Association, PA Section - http://www.paawwa.org

Bay Journal - http://www.bayjournal.com
Read the latest issues of Bay Journal, newsletter of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, as well as many back issues that can be searched for articles on particular topics.

Brandywine Valley Association
Brandywine Valley Association collaborates with the Red Clay Valley Association. Both are non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting and supporting environmental education activities and efforts throughout Chester County

Brodhead Water Association - http://brodheadwatershed.org/
The mission of the Brodhead Watershed Association is to protect the land and water resources of the Brodhead and Cherry Creek watershed.

Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University
We offer information on drinking water quality, groundwater, water
contamination, and a homeowner outreach program.

Center for Rural Pennsylvania - http://www.ruralpa.org/
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Chesapeake Bay Bioregional Information Site -
A Basin-wide Information On-line Service to enhance cooperative efforts between environmental organizations, community groups, and area governments, the BIOS Project provides on-line public-access to watershed homepages for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - http://www.cbf.org
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the only independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Clean Creek Products http://www.cleancreek.org/

Clean Creek Products (CCP), a division of Stream Restoration Incorporated (nonprofit), has been formed to market the metals recovered in treating abandoned coal mine drainage.

Creek Connections http://creekconnections.allegheny.edu/
Formerly known as the French Creek Environmental Education Project. With the assistance of Allegheny College and regional schools, the French Creek Watershed located in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York along with waterways in Pittsburgh were turned into an outdoors-environmental laboratory.

Delaware Estuary Program - (see Partnership for the Delaware Estuary)

Delaware River Basin Commission - http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/drbc.htm
Commission programs include water quality protection, water supply allocation, regulatory review, water conservation initiatives, regional planning, drought management, flood control, and recreation.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network
The mission of Delaware Riverkeeper Network is to protect and restore the Delaware River, its tributaries and habitats through advocacy, enforcement and citizen action.

Elk Creeks Watershed Association
A watershed association located in Oxford, PA

The French Creek Project -
The French Creek Project is a cooperative five-year project in northwest Pennsylvania that brings together conservationists, landowners, farmers, the business community, local government officials, and academic institutions in a collaborative effort to protect one of the state's premier streams.

Great Lakes Information Network -http://www.great-lakes.net/
The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, is a cooperative project of agencies and organizations to provide one place for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes region.

Green Building Alliance - http://www.gbapgh.org
Green Building Alliance provides technical assistance to green building projects

Green Valleys Association - http://www.greenvalleys.org
A nonprofit environmental organization located in northern Chester County, Pennsylvania

Greenspace Alliance - http://www.pagreenways.org/db-orgdetails.asp?ORG_ID=338
A partnership organization working to preserve Southeastern Pennsylvania's open space and history.

Heritage Conservancy - http://heritageconservancy.org
Dedicated to preserving the natural and historic heritage in the Bucks County area.

Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin - http://www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org/conservation/conservation.html

The Kiskiminetas River Basin is one of the most scenic areas of America, with the highest mountain ridges and some of the deepest river gorges in Pennsylvania. Tragically, it's also one of the most polluted basins in America because of abandoned mine drainage (AMD).

Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA)
The LRCA promotes the restoration and conservation of the Lackawanna River and its watershed resources through education, public involvement, consensus building, partnerships and hands on opportunities for young and old.

Lehigh Valley Water suppliers - http://www.lvwater.org
Develop programs to educate people of all ages about the priceless resources in the Valley.

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Trust - http://www.cbtrust.org/
The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides financial support grants to civic and community organizations, schools and volunteer groups for Chesapeake Bay restoration and education projects in Maryland.

Master Well Owner Network - http://mwon.cas.psu.edu ,

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Mid-Atlantic Water Program

1-866-488-1367 (Toll Free)

mwon@psu.edu , sclemens@psu.edu

Mountain Watershed Association - http://www.mtwatershed.com
A watershed association located in Melcroft, PA

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary - http://www.delawareestuary.org/

"Our mission is to lead collaborative and creative efforts to protect and enhance the Delaware Estuary and its tributaries for current and future generations."

PA Association of Conservation Districts http://www.pacd.org
PACD is a non-profit organization that supports, enhances and promotes Pennsylvania's conservation districts and their various programs.

PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture - http://www.pasafarming.org/
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture.

PA Environmental Council - http://www.pecpa.org
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a catalyst for the protection and improvement of Pennsylvania's environment.

PA Farm Bureau - http://www.pfb.com/
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is a general farm organization providing legislative support, services and information to Pennsylvania's farmers and rural families since 1950.

PA Greenways - http://www.pagreenways.org/

A clearinghouse for collecting, and displaying, information of interest to Pennsylvania's greenways community.

PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers - http://www.pawatersheds.org
POWR provides support for local watershed associations throughout Pennsylvania.

PA Rural Water Association
A non-profit association of small and rural water and wastewater systems in Pennsylvania. The Association provides on-site technical assistance and training to operators, boards and other related groups in the water/wastewater industry.

Pennsylvania SoilMap Website, an on-line, interactive web-based program that provides access to mapped soils data and much more for the state of Pennsylvania. View, and print, aerial photos, topo maps, soil maps and other details of your watershed, municipality or farm. Developed by Penn State Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technology Program and Natural Resources Conservation Service and PASDA. Visit http://soilmap.psu.edu

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy - : http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/
Founded in 1964 by local citizens, this non-profit organization fights pollution in the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries. Main headquarters are located just east of Schwenksville in historic Pennypacker Mills

Planet PA - http://www.greenworks.tv/kids/index.htm

Learning about environment can be fun — here you can find a variety of informative resources for both kids and teachers that will keep you entertained while you learn.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center - http://www.riverbendeec.org
Riverbend is a non-profit, private organization in Gladwyne, PA, which has been in operation for 20 years. A discovery room, classroom, library and offices are housed in a 1923 converted barn surrounded by 28 acres of natural lands.

The Schuylkill River Website - http://www.web-savvy.com/river/schuylkill/
You will find that this site is just as much about community as it is about rivers - but then they always have gone together. You'll find many references to their mutual history here in this exhibit. Another link about the Schuylkill: http://www.schuylkillriver.org

The Southern Alleghenies Conservancy - http://conserveland.org/landtrust/one?conservancy_id=4260
The Southern Alleghenies Conservancy is a regionally based non profit charitable trust organized to assist local organizations throughout the Southern Alleghenies region to carry out resource conservation activities which are first suggested by local communities.

Stonycreek Conemaugh River Improvement Project [SCRIP] - http://www.scrip.pa-conservation.org/
SCRIP is a local effort in Cambria and Somerset Counties, in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania, to restore the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh Rivers from over 150 years of coal mining induced pollution.

Stroud Water Research Center - http://www.stroudcenter.org
A research and education laboratory focused on stream ecology and watershed issues. Provides teacher in-service programs, access to resources, curriculum development and programs for students. Trains watershed associations in stream biomonitoring.

Swatara Creek Watershed Association

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is the governing agency established under a 100-year compact signed on Dec. 24, 1970 by the federal government and the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland to protect and wisely manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. The Susquehanna River starts in Cooperstown, N. Y. and flows 444 miles to Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the river meets the Chesapeake Bay.

Tobyhanna Creek/Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association
A watershed association in northwestern Monroe County.

Upper Susquehanna Lackawanna River Watershed American Heritage River project - http://paheritageriver.org/

Watershed Alliance of York - http://www.watershedsyork.org/index.html

York County's Watershed Communications Center and Information Clearinghouse  

Watershed Atlas - http://www.watershedatlas.org
An "atlas" of the Allegheny River; a site that blends science, history and current events to teach about the Allegheny River watershed.

Watershed Weekly Webcast - Watersheds.tv
Stories of the many Growing Greener watershed projects going on throughout the state. The name Watershed Weekly Webcast was changed to Watersheds.tv. The program is no longer being updated, but the information provided on the Watersheds.tv website will remain on this site.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Conserves the region's places of exceptional ecological, recreational and scenic value; and preserves Fallingwater as a symbol of human activity in harmony with nature.

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