Author: Tali Macarthur

Your watershed work counts! Share your successes with POWR so we can count it, too!

POWR is officially launching its 2021 effort to measure and report on the cumulative impacts of community watershed organizations (CWOs) in Pennsylvania! This project will use metrics and data to create a powerful message about the impacts and successes of CWOs across Pennsylvania. Success stories abound about the individual projects and educational programming led and hosted by these often volunteer-led conservation champions and stewards. But there is not, to date, an effort to cumulatively assess the impact of all of

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PA Master Naturalist Volunteer Training in Washington County, April – June 2022

The Washington County Watershed Alliance, a coordinating partner of the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program, wants you to know about an opportunity to become a PA Master Naturalist. The spring training course begins April 7 and continues through June 23; classes are held weekly on Thursday evenings. Apply by January 15 to receive the early bird discount; final deadline to apply is February 4. For more information and to apply visit: https://pamasternaturalist.org/become_a_master_naturalist/training-details/ Training available in other counties as well. Become a

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Planning for Clean Water in the Susquehanna Basin/Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration is pleased to announce this webinar series exploring the vital connections and partnerships between planners and the health of our water resources and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Each webinar will feature local planners who are engaged in initiatives that serve their community and further water quality and living resource goals. Each will also include resources available to planners that may be relevant or helpful. AICP certificate maintenance credits will be available. All webinars will be on

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Master Watershed Steward program Training in Cumberland/Franklin/Adams: Begins March 2022

If you live in Cumberland, Franklin, or Adams county and enjoy helping to protect and enhance our natural resources and have the heart and time to volunteer, the Master Watershed Steward program training may be for you! Training will begin in March 2022 and will include virtual learning sessions and on-site field trips. Learn more at an information session on January 4 or 12 at 7 PM.

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There’s Money on the (Water) Table: An American Rescue Plan Discussion- Dec. 1 at 6 PM

Please join POWR’s partners, CCWC, CDRW, PennFuture, and CVPA this Wednesday, 12/1 at 6:00 PM for a webinar with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn, called There’s Money on the (Water) Table: An American Rescue Plan Discussion. We will also be joined by Marci Mowery from the PA Parks & Forest Foundation, Julie Slavet from the Tookany/ Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and Bobby Hughes from the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. We will discuss how the federal American Rescue Plan funding

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The Watershed Congress: Sharing information, tools, and practices for watershed protection and restoration- virtually!

Join your colleagues and partners from Southeast PA and across the state to Share information, tools, and practices for watershed protection and restoration. Hosted by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, the Watershed Congress  advances the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program. As a result, the annual Watershed Congress is a premier event for people interested in understanding,

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Master Watershed Stewards Hosting Educational Field Trips; Watershed Org Volunteers Welcome to Attend

Master Watershed Stewards and Program Coordinators are hosting a series of small group, outdoor, educational field trips in locations across the commonwea In the months leading up to the Statewide Watershed Conference, Master Watershed Stewards across the state are hosting field visits and site tours of stream and watershed restoration sites, critical habitats for important plants and animals, and unique state and local parks and natural areas.Sign up today for a fun and educational tour near you or somewhere you’ve always wanted

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Cumberland, Franklin, & Adams Counties Accepting Applications for 2022 Master Watershed Steward Class

The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program in Cumberland, Franklin, and Adams counties is recruiting for the spring 2022 class. Applications are being accepted now, and information sessions will take place in December 2021 and early January 2022. The 2022 class will be trained in various locations in the three counties. More information will be posted as the training sessions are planned. More information is here and the application is here. Questions? Contact: Holly Smith Master Watershed Steward Coordinator Email: hps5293@psu.edu

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Master Watershed Steward Program to Launch in Franklin and Adams Counties

Penn State Extension announces the launch of the Master Watershed Steward (MWS) Program in Adams and Franklin counties. The MWS program, which began in Lehigh County in 2013, is now active in 30 counties in Pennsylvania with more than 500 volunteers active across the state.  Holly Smith, who has been coordinating the MWS Program in Cumberland County since its launch in 2019, will also coordinate the program in Adams and Franklin counties. “The three counties will be combined into one

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Four Master Watershed Steward Training Classes in Fall 2021

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed steward program is offering fall Master Watershed Steward trainings in Berks/Schuylkill, Cameron/Elk/McKean/Potter, Erie/Crawford/Warren, and Philadelphia counties. The program provides extensive coursework in water and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in their communities. We are seeking individuals who enjoy learning, have the desire and time to volunteer and appreciate working with others. This fall’s training will be a combination of virtual, online sessions on Thursday

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