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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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2022 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grant Applications Now Open

News for Immediate Release   January 31, 2022 POWR announces 2022 Pennsylvania Sojourn Grants Now Available Luzerne – The Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) has announced the opening of the 2022 Pennsylvania River Sojourns Grant cycle.    Grants are available on a competitive basis for single and multi-day paddling events on Pennsylvania Rivers. Sojourns must incorporate significant educational programming, and be open to all participants (i.e., private trips are not eligible). Applicants can request up to $1,000 per day

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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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