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July 2016

Energy Sprout Competition

July 28
Penn State University

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Today, Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) and joint sponsor West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF) announce the creation of Energy Sprout, a competition open to all Pennsylvania residents, businesses, and communities with the goal of developing new technology and business models that lead to improved sustainable energy solutions. “SEF has been dedicated to transforming businesses and informing the public about practices that lead to more sustainable energy use. This competition will focus on three pillars: energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy,” said John…

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August 2016

Best Practice: Introduction to Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Techniques

August 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Philadelphia Development Corporation (PIDC),
4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA United States
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In part two of a four-part series, PEC’s Sue Myerov and Paul Racette will present an overview of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) measures that help manage stormwater runoff, improve property aesthetics, and reduce property maintenance costs. This workshop also includes a guided tour of a number of GSI practices within the Navy Yard’s Central Green Park and surrounding green streets. Specific GSI we will see include: Tree trenches, stormwater planters, rain gardens, and porous pavement. The tour will be led by…

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Northeast Pennsylvania Trails Forum

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shickshinny Fire Department,
36 West Union Street, Shickshinny, PA 18655 United States
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The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council/Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape, the North Pocono Trail Association, and the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association will host their quarterly trails forum meeting in Shickshinny along the Susquehanna Warrior Trail on Aug. 5. To register: Contact Owen Worozbyt at oworozbyt@gmail.com or 570-963-6730 x8212. (Indicate if you plan on borrowing a kayak)  Registration will open at 9 a.m. at the Shickshinny Fire Department and the meeting will begin promptly at 9:30. Breakfast and lunch…

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Schuylkill Perspectives

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center Theater,
206 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401 United States
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Art lovers of all ages will want to visit “Schuylkill Perspectives,” a one-day exhibit that looks at the nature and beauty around us. The exhibit is presented by Montgomery County Community College and the Schuylkill River Town Program in partnership with CCATE (Center for Culture, Art, Training & Education) in Norristown. The exhibit will feature various types of paintings, drawings, watercolors, photography, sculptures, and a film festival! This event is free and located at the Center Theater – 206 Dekalb Street, Norristown…

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Pedal/Paddle Excursion

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pottstown, PA United States
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From our friends at the Schuylkill River Heritage Area: “Each Pottstown Pedal & Paddle begins with a 4.5 mile bike ride from Pottstown’s Riverfront Park to Historic Morlatton Village in Douglassville, using yellow cruisers from the Bike Pottstown bike share program. Participants take a guided tour of Morlatton Village’s four 18th century buildings, including the oldest home in Berks County. From there, they take a short bike ride to Douglassville’s Ganshahawny Park where they eat a boxed lunch or dinner…

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Bridgeport Paddle

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Upper Merion Boat Club-Schuylkill River Boat House,
3rd Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405 United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Towns Program on the river for a paddling event in Bridgeport led by a guide from Take It Outdoors Adventures. Gear, boats, and instructions are provided. Pre-registration is required. Some people’s GPS’s lead them straight to the park, some people’s GPS’s do not – if you’re not finding it, use Frosty Falls as an alternate address. The boat launch is behind Frosty Falls, just down Water Street. We’ll have signs posted. Register here  

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Conshy Cache

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Cross Kitchen,
8 E 1st Avenue, Conshohocken, PA United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Towns Program for the Conshy Cache, a happy hour adventure exploring the Conshohocken Riverfront. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. During Conshy Cache, a Conshohocken native and an environmental educator will be your congenial hosts! Register Here Who: Geo beginners and wacky explorers! This is a beginner-level event and will address only the basics. If you’ve never done any geocaching, this is for you! Must be 21 or older. Where: Get ready to explore the Conshohocken. We’ve hidden…

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Norristown Paddle

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Riverfront Park,
100 Haws Avenue, Norristown, PA 19401 United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Towns Program on the river in Norristown for a paddling event lead by a guide from Take It Outdoors Adventures. Gear, boats, and instruction will be provided. Pre-registration required.  

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September 2016

Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit

September 14 - September 15
ArtsQuest Event Center,
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18105 United States
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A two-day event in September, the Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways & Trails Summit will feature speakers, mobile workshops, and numerous breakout sessions on various greenways and trails topics. Charles “Chuck” Fink, one of the nation’s best greenway planers, will provide the keynote address. In addition to the series of indoor events, the summit will include a bike ride along the D&L Trail, dinner at the National Canal Museum, and much more. Check back soon for registration information. Itinerary Wednesday, September 14th…

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Full Moon Paddle

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park,
400 Towpath Road, Mont Clare, PA 19453 United States
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Join the Schuylkill River Towns Program for a paddle in Mont Clare under the light of the full moon! This isn’t any normal full moon: we’re anticipating a lunar eclipse! Afterwards, we’ll head over to start the weekend off at Fitzwater Station with a post-paddle cocktail and snack. The event will be led by a guide from Take It Outdoors Adventures. Gear, boats, and instructions will be provided. Pre-registration is required  

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