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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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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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