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September 2017

Walk the Wissahickon

September 24
Wissahickon Creek, Green Ribbon Trail,
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The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association will hold their event, “Walk the Wissahickon” on September 24, 2017. Participants will be given the chance to walk the Green Ribbon Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales, and eventually connects with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive. Participants can choose the length and pace of their walk during the event. All of the walks are guided and participants will be bussed back to the starting point of the walk. All hikes begin at Upper Gwynedd…

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National Public Lands Day

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Park,
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In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Trail Pittsburgh is seeking volunteers to help improve the singletrack trails in South Park. No experience is necessary. All volunteers should: Be in closed toe shoes Bring reusable water bottle and gardening/work gloves if they have them Tools and instructions will be provided to attendants. Lunch and beverages will also be provided for volunteers. Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.  

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October 2017

Municipal Stormwater Workshop

October 10
Villanova University, CEER Building, Room 001,
Villanova, PA United States
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Natural Gas Royalty Payments: Are Landowners Receiving Their Due Share?

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wesley Posvar Hall, Room 3911,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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The Shale Gas Governance Center (SGGC) will host Justin Weber from Pepper Hamilton and Kevin Abbot of Reed Smith October 11. During this event, Mr. Weber and Mr. Hamilton will discuss legal issues surrounding royalty payments to owners of oil and gas rights, including pending cases and proposed legislation to strengthen landowner protections. The SGGC was established for the purpose of promoting research, teaching, and outreach on governance issues related to natural gas extraction from shale gas formations. Learn more about the event here or…

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Spirits Along the Hoodlebug

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Disobedient Spirits LLC,
30 S Main St, Homer City, PA 15748 United States
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Registration Cost: $20

The event begins at Levity Brewery at 11am. A shuttle bus will take you to Noble Stein Brewing then to the trail head of the Hoodlebug to walk the trail with a local botanist to Homer City’s Disobedient Spirits. From Homer City, the shuttle bus will bring participants back to Levity. The cost for the event is $20 per person. Cost includes: Bus ride A sample at each location (must be at least 21 years old for alcoholic beverages) Learn…

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2017 Delaware River Watershed Forum

October 17 - October 18
Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains,
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Join the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed for the 5th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum on October 17th and 18th in the Pocono Mountains. The event will cover interactive discussions, and visits to nearby sites that highlight conservation projects and the local environment, as well as workshops for a more practical and in-depth exploration of key topics. Activities Include: Updates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners on the development of the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program Case Studies for a deeper…

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27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment

October 26
Woodlands Inn and Resort,
1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 United States
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The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are pleased to announce the 27th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. This year’s event will feature Keynote Speaker Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of PA DCNR  and Emcee Don Jacobs of WNEP’s Pennsylvania…

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November 2017

Fracking and Indoor Radon Levels: Cause for Concern?

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Posvar Hall, room 3911,
Pittsburgh, PA United States
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Dr. Jeremy Weber will present findings from radon readings taken from homes across Pennsylvania before, during, and after a significant amount of shale gas development took place. The SGGC was established for the purpose of promoting research, teaching, and outreach on governance issues related to natural gas extraction from shale gas formations. Learn more about the event here or RSVP.  

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