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POWR announces 2022 PA Water Trail Mini-Grants Now Available

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has announced the opening of the 2022 PA Water Trails Mini-Grant cycle.    Grants are available on a competitive basis for projects that implement the PA Water Trail Program’s eight guiding principles: Partnership • Stewardship • Volunteerism • Education • Conservation Community Vitality • Diversity • Wellness and Well-being Proposed projects must advance program goals such as creating recreational opportunities for all Pennsylvanians on Water Trails; developing trails that support sustainable use of natural resources; increasing

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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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Application Period for Healing the Planet Grants Opens April 1, 2022

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to announce a second year of Healing the Planet grants in partnership with The Giant Company.  All grant guidelines, information, and the application can be found here – https://www.keeppabeautiful.org/grants-awards/grants/healing-the-planet-grant/healing-the-planet-2022/.  Please send on to anyone you know that may be interested. Thank you for helping to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful!

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Draft PA 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report Released; Comment Period Open Until 3/1/22

PA DEP has announced the draft Pennsylvania 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report is open for public comment.  Comments are due March 1st. This is a great opportunity for groups to review and comment on the status of their waterways and the State’s plans for remediation. The Clean Water Act requires states to report on the water quality in its waterways every two years and identify those that are not meeting water quality standards. This presents an opportunity

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French Creek Named 2022 River of the Year Following Public Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2022 French Creek Named 2022 River of the Year Following Public Vote Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Janet Sweeney of the Pennsylvania Organization for Waterways and Rivers (POWR) today jointly announced that French Creek in northwestern Pennsylvania had been selected as the state’s 2022 River of the Year. “The River of the Year highlights Pennsylvania’s amazing waterways annually and we are excited to recognize French

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