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Demonstration rain barrel housed at Harveys Lake Borough police station

July 25, 2018The Dallas Post

HARVEYS LAKE — The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Northeast Pennsylvania unveiled a demonstration rain barrel at the Harveys Lake Borough Police Station July 22. There was a presentation of the Master Watershed Steward program and the...

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Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...

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Annual Delaware River Cleanup in the Poconos

July 18, 2018WNEP-TV

DINGMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Under a bright sunny sky, more than 100 volunteers took to the Delaware River in canoes and picked up trash along the way near Milford. It’s all part of the annual “On and Under the Delaware...

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Park hosts 29th annual Delaware River clean-up on July 17

July 15, 2018New Jersey Herald

BUSHKILL, Pa. — The National Park Service is hosting the 29th annual On and Under the Delaware River Clean-up on Tuesday, July 17. The annual event, sponsored by the Milford-based Kittatinny Canoes, the oldest and largest canoe livery operator in...

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Community Members Learn about Jenkintown Creek Restoration

July 10, 2018Abington Patch

Elkins Park, PA…A little rain in late June did not deter community members, streamkeepers and volunteers from hiking sections of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed to see first-hand the impact of the Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project. The effort, which began in...

Press Releases

Calling all Watershed Group Leaders

June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018   Contact:  Susan Myerov, AICP Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tel: 267.479.6102 Email: smyerov@pecpa.org   Calling all Watershed Group Leaders South-Central PA Region Watershed Workshop Announced for June 20   Carlisle, PA – Clean and abundant...

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State praises Master Watershed Steward Program

June 7, 2018The Shippensburg News Chronicle

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality. The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department...

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Penn State’s Master Watershed Steward Program praised by state

May 2, 2018Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s water quality. The program was a recipient of a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by...

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A constitutional weapon: environmental rights reimagined in Pennsylvania

April 26, 2018Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There is no room for big ideas — existential ideas — at a water obstruction permit hearing. But they come anyway, discussions in search of a forum. “I’m here as a resident of Planet Earth,” Susan Hoppe, a Pittsburgh-based internist,...

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Learning to protect the Earth

April 26, 2018Associated Press

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) – A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School...

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Walking trail planned at Lowber mine drainage treatment system

April 23, 2018Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Walking around the six settling ponds and wetlands in Lowber should be easier this fall after the watershed group managing the mine drainage treatment system builds a trail around the Sewickley Township site. The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association hopes to...

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Learning to protect the Earth

April 22, 2018Erie Times-News

EDINBORO — A local environmental project is capturing attention along with pollutants. The Edinboro Lake Watershed Association won a Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award this spring for its project to capture and filter stormwater runoff on General McLane School District grounds....

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