The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) invite you to network with colleagues, learn how to strengthen your local organizations, and discover new and emerging resources at the 2017 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations.
The conference will begin at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday March 5th with several concurrent sessions, followed by an evening reception with special event. Monday, March 6 will begin with breakfast roundtables, opening session followed by workshops and concurrent sessions in four tracks: Organizational Capacity, Aquatic Monitoring and Data Use, Watershed Resources and Programs, and Watershed Policy and Planning. We plan to wrap up by 4:00 p.m. on Monday.
View the conference schedule here [PDF].
Become a Sponsor
Please consider supporting the conference with a sponsorship at the $250, $500, or $1000 level.
Please consider supporting the conference with a sponsorship at the $250, $500, or $1000 level. Download the commitment form here [PDF].
Download the program as a .pdf here.
We’re now seeking contestants for a special “Shark Tank — Funders Edition” session: an opportunity to fine-tune your project proposal and get instant feedback from a panel of experienced program officers and managers. Conference attendees will vote to award a special prize and Best Pitch honors to one of four volunteer contestants.
Our “sharks” are: Nathan Boon, Watershed Protection Program Officer with the William Penn Foundation; Branden S. Diehl, Grant & Project Consultant with the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds; Tali MacArthur, Program Director of the PA Council of Trout Unlimited; and Kelly Rossiter, AICP, Rivers Program Specialist with DCNR.
Contact Susan Myerov (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enter the contest.
Click here [PDF] to learn about other mentoring opportunities available at the conference.
Conference and Lodging
1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Ramada State College Hotel – 814-238-3001
Rate: $73/night plus tax for King or Double Bed Rooms
Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations. When making reservations, please request a room with our block group code: PECPA
Reservations must be made by February 14, 2017 to guarantee room and to receive our group rate. Reservations received after this date will be honored on a rate and space-available basis.
Full conference registration includes Sunday evening reception, Monday Breakfast and Luncheon.