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January 2018

Exhibition: Learn a River’s Name

January 25 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

Learn a River’s Name is a group exhibition of seven projects, each deeply engaged  with regional waterways. Opening to the public on January 25, the artists in this exhibition (Camp Little Hope, Matthew Friday, Dylan Gauthier, Ana Berta Hernandez, Mare Liberum, Sandy Sorlien, and Danielle Toronyi) seek a profound connection through their work, asking how can art help us to know, value, and steward the rivers around us. Learn a River’s Name includes works that reveal something unseen about a…

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February 2018

Deadline: Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape 2018 Mini-Grants

February 23

The LHCL mini-grant program is a reimbursement-funding program through the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape, which is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through DCNR’s Environmental Stewardship Fund administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC). PEC was awarded a total of $50,000 from the DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) for the 2018 Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape Mini-Grant…

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Keystone Coldwater Conference

February 23 - February 24

The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited will host the 13th Keystone Coldwater Conference February 23-24, 2018 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College. The conference is an opportunity for grassroots conservation organizations, environmental professionals, college faculty, staff, and students to share ideas, concepts, and network in order to protect, conserve and restore Pennsylvania’s coldwater resources. Click here to register.

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Tree to Table Maple Sugaring Festival

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership for a free Maple Sugaring Festival in Tacony Creek Park. Learn how maple syrup is made! Taste syrup on a waffle! Dress warmly for this family friendly event. 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 (snow date: Sunday, Feb. 25) Please RSVP to Doryan De Angel: doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853

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Deadline: 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants

February 26

The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2018 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle. Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request $900 per day for multi-day sojourns and $500 for a single-day sojourn. Applications and instructions are available online at: www.facebook.com/PAwatersheds, www.pawatersheds.org, or at www.pecpa.org.

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Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

February 28 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm

Are you a conservation professional or decision-maker who works with landowners to promote, install, and manage riparian buffers? Join DCNR and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy at the Riparian Forest Buffer Summit! The Riparian Forest Buffer Summit will provide attendees with information and skills — from creating planting plans to working with contractors — that can be used in day-to-day work. The Riparian Forest Buffer Summit provides opportunities to: Network with other professionals and develop new partnerships Enhance communication skills when…

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TTF Nature Talks: The Nature-Rich Life

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Cost: $50.00

The Nature Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, homes, schools & more   You’re invited to Nature Talks, an annual series of thought-provoking conversations, hosted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Richard Louv is the author of the bestseller Last Child in the Woods. His talk will be followed by a Meet-the-Author Reception. Proceeds will benefit TTF’s outreach & education programs.  

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March 2018

2018 Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill River

March 10 @ 7:30 am - 2:45 pm

The Watershed Congress is an annual event that seeks to advance the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program. As a result, the annual Watershed Congress is a highly anticipated event for people interested in understanding, protecting, and restoring their local streams. The 2018 Watershed Congress will once again be held at the Montgomery County Community College’s West…

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Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society Conference & Expo

March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm

For over 70 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) has invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 40 education sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its annual Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Conference and Expo. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professional in PA! Registration You can register 3 ways! Go online at…

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Hollow Oak Brewhaha

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s time for the third annual Hollow Oak Brewhaha! Once again, you can enjoy locally brewed craft beers paired with locally sourced dishes from the chefs at Fellowship Foods. You must be 21 years of age to register for this event.   Pittsburgh’s finest craft beers provided by: Allegheny City Brewing, Spoonwood Brewing, Mindful Brewing, Cobblehaus Brewing, Hitchhiker Brewing, Insurrection AleWorks, Dancing Gnome, Helicon Brewing, Fury Brewing, 180 and Tapped Locally grown food pairings from Fellowship Foods Auction, raffles, presentations, and of course beer…

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