Tools from WREN 2008-09 Projects are posted
Looking for some great examples of ways to reach people in your community
about water resources? Check out the outreach tools developed this past year with
Reading Area Community College's campaign "Get Your Fill" to promote refillable water bottles using "Clean,Safe, Economical, Tastes Great" Reading Area drinking water.
Also in Berks County, Reading Area Water Authority installed drinking water supply signs.
And Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy developed a campaign for homeowner associations on maintaining stormwater basins.
McKean County's Pharmaceutical Collection program was a great success and demonstrated the importance of partnerships;
Nether Providence Township installed two demonstration rain gardens;
Warrington Township EAC naturalized an existing detention basin.
Greater Johnstown Water Authority developed an original water "jeopardy" game.
Fall Water Calendar Events
Check out these important events this Fall:
Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference: Planting Seeds for a Green Future , Allentown, PA - Oct 9,
Villanova Stormwater Symposium - 2009 PA Stormwater Management Symposium - Bailing out Stormwater - October 14-15
Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA - Oct 19-20
For more, visit WREN's Water Calendar
Coldwater Conservation Grants Available
Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) has announced the opening of the Coldwater
Conservation Grants Program to protect and conserve the health of
Pennsylvania's coldwater ecosystems. Applications will be accepted
through December 18, 2009.
Visit www.coldwaterheritage.org for more information.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Challenges Permits for Gas Drilling
When the Pennsylvania Department of Environment
Protection (DEP) took over review of erosion, sediment, and stormwater
control plans for natural gas drilling sites,many groups expressed concern. Now the Chesapeake Bay
Foundation (CBF) is challenging two permits in Tioga County contending
violations of both Commonwealth and federal laws. Not only did DEP
strip review authority from local County Conservation Districts in
April, but it instituted an expedited stormwater permitting process
that does not allow for public participation or meaningful agency
review of permit applications.
Read the press release
Popular Pubs Reprinted
WREN has reprinted Groundwater: A Primer for Pennsylvanians and Taking Care of Stormwater; A Bayscapes Guide
The Groundwater Primer can be ordered from the WREN Resource Center.
Taking Care of Stormwater can be ordered from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay