UPDATED 4/6/20: We have been closely monitoring the developments regarding the coronavirus and the recommendations prescribed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local officials. Out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of all attendees in mind, we are postponing previously scheduled workshops through the month of April. We urge everyone to familiarize themselves with the guidance issued by the CDC for preventing the spread of the virus (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html). We will keep you informed of any decisions regarding rescheduling. Thank you for your understanding.
Please join the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) for a gathering of watershed group leaders to share resource information, learn techniques to help build capacity, and network with other groups in the Southeast Pennsylvania region.
Building on the success of the regional meetings held in 2018 and the 2019 conference, POWR and PEC are once again convening meetings across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools.
For more information, please contact Tali MacArthur, Program Manager for Watershed Outreach – Pennsylvania Environmental Council at [email protected] or 570-718-6507
In addition to hearing from our presenters, we want to hear from you! Please come prepared to share your accomplishments and challenges. Feel free to bring photos, maps or other printed materials about your watershed organization to share with others. We look forward to seeing you!
Materials presented at 2019 workshops are available to view or download here.
March 25, 2020
Willistown Conservation Trust
Newtown Square, PA
Invited guests include staff from ALLARM, PA DCNR, County Conservation Districts and regional and local environmental organizations with watershed-focused programs and resources.
South Central Region
March 27, 2020
Trails and Trees Environmental Center
Invited guests include local officials and staff from Penn State, Chesapeake Conservancy, and Audubon Pennsylvania.
April 9, 2020
Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority
Invited guests include DCNR, DEP, Discover NEPA, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
April 29, 2020
Erie National Wildlife Refuge
Guys Mills, PA
Invited guests include staff from county conservation districts, U.S. Forest Service, River network, and the Western Pennsylvania conservancy.
North Central Region
April 30, 2020
Invited guests include staff from county conservation districts, ALLARM, Chesapeake Conservancy, River Network, and Clean Water Institute.
May 12, 2020
The Watershed Farm (Loyalhanna Watershed Association)
Invited guests include staff from DEP, Penn State, St. Francis University, and Chesapeake Conservancy.