Regional Watershed Workshop Resources
As a follow-up to our 2016 series, POWR and PEC are convening a series of regional workshops across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools to Pennsylvania’s community watershed organizations. Invited guests include staff from PA DEP, PA DCNR, County Conservation Districts and regional and local environmental organizations with watershed-focused programs and resources.
On this page you’ll find copies of workshop agendas and presentations for each of our regional meetings as they occur. We will continually update to provide latest schedule for upcoming meetings in your region.
North Central Region
Montour Preserve Visitors Center
April 25, 2018
Staff from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) were excited to host a meeting of local watershed groups from the North Central region of Pennsylvania on April 25, 2018. Our meeting was held at the Montour Preserve Visitors Center in Danville, PA, with local, regional watershed groups and statewide organizations represented. These included:
- Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance
- Chillisquaque-Limestone Watershed Association
- Fishing Creek Watershed Association
- Pine Creek Headwaters Protection
- Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance
- The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership
- Penn Future
Attendees heard presentations from Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper, Carol Parenzan, PA DEP Environmental Justice Regional Coordinator, John Brakeall, ALLARM Executive Director, Julie Vastine, and Trout Unlimited – Mid Atlantic Coordinator, Robert Shane. Also on hand to report on current funding opportunities were PA DEP North Central Regional Watershed Manager, Jason Fellon and Montour County Conservation District Manager Sean Levan and Agricultural Technician/Watershed Specialist Todd Deroba.
Bob Stoudt, Director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission hosted our event and provided background on the preserve. Guided tours were also provided to interested attendees after the program.
PEC’s Watershed Program Director, Susan Myerov and POWR Executive Janet Sweeney facilitated the workshop and were excited to kick off this new round of regional workshops in North Central PA in recognition of the 2018 River of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek.
Thanks to Rob Shane of Trout Unlimited for sharing this short film about TU’s Unassessed Waters initiative.
South Central Region
June 20, 2018
South East Region
Heritage Conservancy – Aldie Mansion
85 Old Dublin Pike
June 28, 2018