Water Resources Education Network Projects
The following community
coalitions from across the state were awarded funds to carry out
Funding comes from
PA Department of Environmental Protection for activities that will
either address nonpoint source pollution issues on a watershed basis
or help protect sources of drinking water. Learn more about how
to be funded or view
our listings by county to see projects from
previous years as well.
The successful grantees of the Water Resources Education Network
(WREN) grant program (for Drinking
Water Source Water Protection Projects and Watershed
Protection Projects ) are
funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection (PADEP) by virtue of the Safe Drinking
Water Act of 1996, section 1452 (State Revolving Loan Fund for Drinking
East Petersburg Borough, Lancaster
County; $5,000 to post Water Supply Area signs,
develop community education packets about source water protection,
and purchase Groundwater Simulator for use in schools.
Greencastle Area Water Authority, Franklin
County; $5,000 to post Water Supply Area signs
and design an informational poster about source water protection for
use in public places.
Horsham Township Water & Sewer Authority,
Montgomery County; $1,500 to install watershed
identification and wellhead protection signs to raise awareness of
the need for source water protection.
Meadville Area Water Authority, Crawford
County; $3,800 to produce newsletters and purchase
educational materials related to source water protection for the public
Milford Borough Municipal Authority,
Pike County; $3,880 to work with school district
to design curriculum including source water protection material for
elementary students and to publish and mail direct a series of newspaper
articles about SWP.
Monaca Borough Water Department, Beaver
County; $3,100 to develop Teacher's Guides and
purchase equipment for the classroom that will aid in water resources
education, especially source water protection.
Mount Union Municipal Authority, Huntingdon
County; $4,000 to conduct Wellhead Protection Steering
Committee meetings, post Water Supply Area signs, print and mail materials,
and make presentations to community groups about the need to protect
source waters of drinking water.
Mountain Watershed Association, Fayette
County; $3,760 to post Water Supply Area signs,
produce brochures, and make presentations about source water protection
throughout the community.
Northern Potter School District, Potter
County; $4,500 to involve students in the development
of a wellhead protection plan and introduce a Groundwater Simulator
and Watershed Model into classrooms for the purpose of educating about
source water protection.
Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association,
Wayne County; $4,400 to initiate a Volunteer Environmental
Educator Program, design curriculum and present a teacher workshop,
and provide speakers and demonstrations of a customized groundwater
simulator at schools, civic and business meetings, and fairs to raise
awareness about source water protection.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education,
Philadelphia; $4,720 to expand the Students' Water
Monitoring Network, develop water resources education lesson plans
which include material about source water protection, and conduct workshops
Somerset County Area Agency on Aging-Retired
Senior Volunteer Program, Somerset County; $ 4,000 to
purchase Groundwater Simulators, water testing kits, and source water
protection related educational materials to continue education efforts.
South Middleton Parks, Recreation, Greenways & Trails,
Cumberland County; $5,000 to install wayside exhibits
at Spring Meadows Park to raise awareness of the need to protect the
community's source water of their drinking water supply.
Titusville, Crawford County; $4,000 to
develop educational materials and provide educational programs to the
community to raise awareness of the need to protect the community's
source water of their drinking water supply.
Washington Township Water Department,
Erie County; $4,060 to post Water Supply Area signs,
conduct treatment plant tours, and implement a school groundwater education
program that will address source water protection.
Watershed Alliance of York, York County; $2,280 to
purchase Groundwater Simulators and Enviroscape model to be used by
partnering organizations to conduct educational programs within the
county that will raise awareness of the need to protect the community's
source water of their drinking water supply.
funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection (PADEP) Nonpoint Source Management Program through Section
the federal Clean Water Act
Adams County Office of Planning & Development,
Adams County; $4,000 to print and distribute nonpoint
source pollution prevention educational materials and design tools
including presentations, indoor/outdoor displays, and an interpretive
facility explaining stormwater BMP's, stream morphology, wetlands,
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Dauphin
County; $3,880 to install raingarden and a rain
barrel demonstrations at the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan
Harrisburg office and develop educational tools that can be used by
developers and other stakeholders to prevent nonpoint source pollution.
Antietam Watershed Association ( AWA ),
Franklin County; $2,000 to design an educational
display, produce brochures, and design tabletop placemats that illustrate
how citizens can control nonpoint source pollution in their neighborhood.
Brodhead Watershed Assn. w/ Stroudsburg H.S.
Science Dept., Monroe County; $5,000 to
educate about streambank restoration techniques designed to reduce
nonpoint source pollution by establishing an outdoor classroom/learning
center, including educational signs, at a streambank restoration
demonstration site at the high school. The partnership will also
produce printed educational materials and appropriate curriculum
packets for teachers.
Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance, Lancaster
County; $1,500 to implement a stream monitoring
and data collection program, results of which will be publicized in
newsletters, along with information about nonpoint source pollution
prevention and other water resources protection issues.
Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps,
Clearfield County; $5,000 to design and produce
an historical booklet for the Bicentennial Celebration explaining watersheds
and nonpoint source pollution.
Friends of the Nescopeck, Luzerne,
Schuylkill and Columbia Counties; $3,100 to 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.
Lake Erie-Allegheny Earth Force, Erie
County; $4,000 to create and distribute newspaper
insert about nonpoint source pollution issues using information collected
from watershed assessments and the implementation of action plans devised
Lebanon County Conservation District,
Lebanon and Lancaster Counties; $2,210 to coordinate
and conduct a Lancaster/Lebanon County watershed forum for individuals,
watershed protection organizations and local officials that will provide
tools for subsequent community education initiatives about nonpoint
source pollution prevention.
PA CleanWays of Huntingdon County,
Huntingdon County; $2,030 to to work with students
to design a newspaper insert illustrating the best management practices
which can be used to prevent the nonpoint source pollution in groundwater
that results from various land uses.
Pike County Conservation District,
Pike County; $4,000 to to develop, print and distribute "Pike
County Residents' Guide to Resource Conservation", designed to
raise awareness about nonpoint source pollution prevention in newly
arriving and established county residents.
Plymouth Township Planning Commission,
Luzerne County; $4,000 to raise citizen awareness
about nonpoint source pollution prevention through stormdrain stenciling,
newsletters, a website, workshops, a stream cleanup, and tours of the
source water supply.
Schuylkill Conservation District, Schuylkill
County; $2,000 to 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
Venango Conservation District, Venango
County; $2,450 to develop and host a county wide
conference and site tour of watershed improvement projects and to create
a three dimensional macro invertebrate display board and other educational
displays to be used by organizations in the county for educational
programs which include raising awareness about nonpoint source pollution
For contact information and/or names of partners in
contact Sherene Hess, WREN Project Director at 724 465 4978 or firstname.lastname@example.org