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 benefits of rain barrels and an explanation of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, also known as MS4 requirements municipalities must adhere to.
The rain barrel, located near the borough’s police department at 4868 Route 415, features educational information about the advantages of collecting rain water and stormwater management practices.
Volunteers created the educational text and DDH Designs of Tunkhannock developed the rain barrel signage.
Many thanks to the Harveys Lake Police Department and Harveys Lake Borough for allowing the Master Watershed Steward program to utilize this space and to educate residents and lake-goers on watershed stewardship.
Funding for this project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship Fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered through the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Conservation Assistance Program.