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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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Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year

          Voting to Begin for Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the public is invited to again vote online for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among four waterways nominated throughout the state. “The value of our waterways has shined brighter than ever during this pandemic as people have visited Pennsylvania’s river and streams in unprecedented numbers seeking the natural

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