FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2018
Susan Myerov, AICP
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
Calling all Watershed Group Leaders
South-Central PA Region Watershed Workshop Announced for June 20
Carlisle, PA – Clean and abundant water is a cornerstone of what makes Pennsylvania unique. Behind that valuable resource is a host of people dedicated to protecting it. That is why several organizations have teamed up to bring a Watershed Workshop to the south-central region of the state on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 9:45 am to 2 pm at Dickinson College, Stern Great Room (208 West Louther Street, Carlisle, PA, 17013). Workshop organizers include the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers (POWR), the Capital Area RC&D, and Dickinson College’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.
Those working for watershed and environmental organizations, their board members and volunteers, as well as interested citizens, are encouraged to attend this event to share information, learn techniques to help build membership, and network with other groups in the South-Central Pennsylvania region. This and similar meetings across the state are being organized to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools to help make watershed organizations across the Commonwealth as successful as possible.
Workshop presenters include researchers from Shippensburg University, staff from South Mountain Partnership, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), County Conservation Districts, ALLARM and regional and local environmental organizations with watershed-focused programs and resources. An optional tour of Dickinson College’s sustainable features will wrap-up the day. The cost of the workshop is $15 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the optional tour.
For more information and to register, go to https://southcentral-workshop-registration.eventbrite.com.
About the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real world solutions for environmental challenges. These solutions bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. PEC was founded in 1970 and serves the entire state through offices in Luzerne, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and State College. For more information, visit: https://pecpa.org
About the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers (POWR)
POWR was created to advocate for the protection, restoration and enjoyment of our common wealth of water resources through several key initiatives including the PA River of Year and River Sojourn programs. POWR’s mission, to empower citizen champions and unite people and communities to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s rivers, creeks, streams and wetlands, recognizes the unique and valuable contribution of Pennsylvania’s CWOs in the on-the-ground work to conserve its high quality and exceptional value streams and restore those waterways impaired by acid mine drainage, agricultural and stormwater runoff pollution.
About the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)
Since its founding in 1986, Dickinson College’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring has become a nationally recognized technical and programmatic support center for Pennsylvania and New York community organizations interested in watershed assessment. ALLARM offers comprehensive services to enable communities to use critical scientific tools to evaluate water quality and fully participate in community-based decision-making.
For more information, please contact:
Julie Vastine, Director – Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring
About the Capital RC&D
The Capital Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area Council is a locally led nonprofit that creates partnerships of citizens, businesses, agencies, and organizations in its seven-county area to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work here. Serving South Central Pennsylvania in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties, Capital RC&D promotes the wise use and conservation of our natural and community resources. Capital RC&D Council members bring a variety of perspectives to developing and implementing the organization’s work, as well as proving an important network to link resources and programs that support Capital RC&D’s vision and mission.