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Category: Watersheds

Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

SPRINGFIELD EAC: Environmental forums planned

October 15, 2018Springfield Sun

Most of the focus at the recent Springfield Community Day was on friends, neighborhood businesses and local nonprofit groups. A trio of environmental concerns also drew great interest, and there are two environmental forums next week planned as a follow...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...