Webinar: Linking Stream Hydrology & Geomorphology to Watershed Restoration Planning

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Webinar: Linking Stream Hydrology & Geomorphology to Watershed Restoration Planning: On January 15 at 12 noon, POWR will follow up on the very popular geology of PA Streams webinar with a focus on stream hydrology and geomorphology. Join us as we host Dr. Benjamin Hayes of Bucknell University to learn why geomorphic and hydrological processes and the historical legacy of your stream should be considered when creating a watershed conservation and restoration plan. Learn about new approaches that help sequester […]

Part 1 of 3: Meaningful Engagement in Local Government Decision Making

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Part 1 of this unique training will include an introduction to local government structure in PA, a review of how and why local government land use and planning decisions have immediate and critical impacts on water resources, and an introduction to local government priorities.


Part 2 of 3: Meaningful Engagement in Local Government Decision Making

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Part 2 of this unique training series will highlight strategies for effective interaction/collaboration with elected officials and will help increase your confidence in communicating your values, concerns, and knowledge about water resource protection and conservation.


Part 3 of 3: Meaningful Engagement in Local Government Decision Making

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The third and final part of this unique training event will help you better understand the role and value of watershed organizations in policy making at the local, state, and federal level. It will present examples of engagement in policy issues and will provide tips for effective advocacy, public comment, and support for sound management and policies for healthy streams.

Tools for Equitable Climate Resilience: Introduction to Community-Led Research and Toolkit

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River Network invites you to attend a webinar on the use of community-led research to center communities’ experiences and needs in assessing local climate risks and generating equitable solutions. They will also introduce and share River Network’s new Community-Led Research Toolkit. In this toolkit, you’ll find best practices from both researcher-led and community-led processes to gather and utilize community-generated data to effectively solve problems impacting communities. Who Should Attend: Leaders of community-based organizations, watershed groups, and environmental justice groups doing grassroots, ground-up, community-led processes […]

Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

DCNR and Western PA Conservancy will host the annual Riparian Forest Buffer Summit on March 10th and 11th. The conference costs $15 and is limited to the first 300 individuals who sign up. Registration closes February 26th. This is a great conference for both those new to buffers and experienced practitioners.


Wild and Scenic Film Festival, On Tour (virtually)

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    On March 18, 2021 POWR will host The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, On Tour, virtually. POWR invites you to join your colleagues, friends, and family to enjoy an evening of films from the brand new 2021 line-up- films that celebrate the beauty and wonder of our natural world and inspire audiences everywhere to seek out ways to enjoy and take action to protect it. Virtual Lobby opens at 6:30 pm Show starts at 7:00 pm Ticket Prices: […]

Road Salt Management Strategies Webinar

EPA Region 3 is hosting a webinar, Road Salt Management Strategies, on Wednesday, March 31st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.   The Road Salt Management Strategies webinar will showcase two case studies about successful strategies to reduce road salts. Both presenters will provide an overview of the localized problem and solutions, with key takeaways for those interested in developing a similar management strategy. The presenters are Daniel Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College and Scott Simons, Division Chief […]

Penn State Water Cooler Talk: Managing Stormwater with Trees and Forests

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Trees and forests play a significant role in reducing stormwater and pollutant loads and can be one of the most cost-effective and greenest approaches to managing stormwater. Explore the multiple ways that trees and forests reduce stormwater and associated nutrient and pollutant loads while they provide so many additional community benefits such as reducing summer temperatures and saving energy; sequestering carbon and removing air pollutants; increasing property values; and improving human health and mental wellness. Learn how MS4 communities can […]

Dickinson College: Environmental Justice in PA

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On April 6, Dickinson College is hosting a free event to discuss challenges and opportunities related to your health, pollution exposure, and access to food. Marginalized communities across Pennsylvanian are disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards and have historically been excluded from or underrepresented in environmental justice activities. Environmental justice means that all are included in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental regulations, laws, and policies. EJ in PA aims to educate and empower residents regarding environmental justice issues throughout […]

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