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2023 “River of the Year” Nominations Open

            2023 “River of the Year” Nominations Open Public to Vote on Pennsylvania’s Best River…Nominations Accepted from October 24, 2022 through November 18, 2022   Pennsylvania organizations are invited to nominate waterways for the “2023 Pennsylvania River of the Year.”   The nomination period is open through November 18, 2022 until 5pm. Selected nominations will be voted on by the public beginning in late November.   “For more than two years we have seen an

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Delaware Riverkeeper Network to Host 2022 Watershed Congress

The Watershed Congress is an annual event that seeks to advance 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 highly anticipated event for people interested in understanding, protecting, and restoring their local streams. In a Watershed Congress special event, this year’s programming will be shorter than in previous

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Master Watershed Steward Information Session Webinar for PA Wilds

Do you have a deep love of water, wildlife, and woods? Do you enjoy learning about the environment and being outdoors? Is it important to you that we preserve our waterways and natural areas for future generations? Take action! Join the Master Watershed Steward Information Session Webinar for PA Wilds and learn about the MWS program! This session is geared toward registrants in Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, and Tioga counties. The Master Watershed Steward (MWS) program educates

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PADCNR Opens Supplemental Funding Round Fall 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has officially announced the Round 28 Supplemental Fall Grant program. Deadline for proposals is October 27, 2022. Funding priorities include community and watershed forestry practices that promote clean water and climate resiliency among other others.  For more information about eligibility, funding priorities, and how to apply, read this FAQ Document.

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3RQ GAPS Assistance Program for nonpoint source remediation projects

3RQ Announces GAPS Generating Awareness for Project Success (GAPS) is a collaboration between the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds (FPW) and Three Rivers QUEST (3RQ) with support from the Colcom Foundation to assist grass-roots organizations within the Allegheny and Monongahela river basins with preparing and applying for successful remediation projects. Utilizing field teams and researchers, 3RQ will provide watershed groups with the information and technical expertise needed to prepare successful proposals that secure funding for the engineering and construction of nonpoint

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Seeking Waterway Stewards

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, with funding from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Resources Management, is announcing their new Waterway Steward Program, developed with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The program’s purpose is to engage Pennsylvania water trail users in community science and build long term stewardship of our water trails while providing valuable data to tell the story about litter in and along our waterways. “Being a waterway steward is easy. Any time you are recreating

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PEC announces 2022 Pennsylvania Water Trail Mini-Grant Awards

News for Immediate Release July 13, 2022 PEC announces 2022 Pennsylvania Water Trail Mini-Grant Awards Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Pennsylvania Water Trail Mini-Grants. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The Pennsylvania Water Trail Program is administered by PEC in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the National Parks Service and serves to promote and maintain

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New, Free Training Program: Understanding and Managing Stormwater, hosted by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is launching a new training program. Our Chesapeake Urban Stormwater Professionals (CUSP) program is aimed at students and young professionals interested in stormwater and watershed management, but would also be a nice fit for folks from environmental advocacy, watershed groups and stewards/master gardeners that want to learn more about local stormwater and restoration programs. The program is designed to be flexible to fit around existing schedules, while providing practical knowledge to supplement classroom and on-the-job learning.

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WPC Canoe Access Development Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has funding available to support projects that will improve canoe and kayak access to the region’s waterways. The Conservancy provides technical assistance and grants of up to $5,000 through its Canoe Access Development Fund for the construction and enhancement of canoe and kayak access locations. Due to rising costs of materials, the Conservancy increased the amount of individual grants by $1,000 for the current round of funding. Founded in 2008 by WPC donors and outdoor enthusiasts

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ALLARM is Hiring: Technical Support Manager

Dickinson College’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), located in the fantastic small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is hiring a Technical Support Manager. The Technical Support Manager is responsible for a number of things: Manage ALLARM’s laboratory (troubleshooting equipment and testing new techniques), run a statewide quality assurance/quality control lab (chemical, physical indicators), ensure compliance with our Quality Assurance Project Plan, and maintain ALLARM’s volunteer equipment loan program. Provide technical assistance to communities interested in stream monitoring; this requires a

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