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Upcoming Webinar: Meaningful Engagement in Local Climate Action Planning

On May 6, 2021 at 6 PM, POWR will host Heidi Kunka, Energy Program Specialist from the PADEP and Daniel Rossi-Keen, the Executive Director of RiverWise for a one hour webinar for PA community watershed organizations on PADEP’s Local Climate Action Program. During the webinar Ms. Kunka will provide background information about the LCAP and will promote engagement opportunities, such as helping to recruit new municipalities to the program. Mr. Rossi-Keen, who led the recruitment effort in Beaver Co., will share his experiences working with 3 communities in that county including how he found out about the program, why he became engaged, and what he has been doing to support these three communities and the local college students who are also involved.

This event is free, but Registration is required to obtain the meeting link to participate.


For information about the PA DEP Local Climate Action Program click HERE

Featured Training: Meaningful Engagement in Local Government Decision Making for Community Watershed Organizations

Thank you for all your interest!

POWR will be following up on this training topic with additional webinars on some of the topics introduced in this series. Please check this site soon for more details.


Statewide Conference for Watersheds, Rescheduled for November 7-8, 2021
Conference Theme: Adaptability, Resilience, and Innovation

Save-the-Date! POWR will be hosting a combined hybrid (in-person/virtual) Statewide Conference for Watershed Organization on November 7-8, 2021 at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA. 

We are excited to announce that Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, will deliver the Keynote address on Monday, November 8. Dr. Mann is the author of several books including his most recent work, The Madhouse Effect, which features cartoons by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles.

The Opening Plenary, scheduled for Sunday afternoon will include a short “story telling” workshop presented by Dr. Bethany Wiggin, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and Affiliated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. The workshop will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their stories of ‘adaptability, resilience, and innovation” over the past two years.

Please check back soon for more updates and information. 

Until then, you can still continue your water and watershed learning journey! Check out the Calendar of Events and our archive of previously held webinars below.

You also can still access many of the presentations from POWR’s 2019 conference 

POWR’s Lunch and Learn Webinars

About once a month, POWR hosts a webinar from 12-1 PM on a topic of interest to CWOs. To date these have included presentations on geology, volunteer management, water quality reports, the stream redesignation process, river histories, conservation tools, POWR’s insurance program, and more.

In January, POWR will follow up on the very popular geology webinar with a true focus on stream hydrology and geomorphology. Join us as we host Dr. Benjamin Hayes of Bucknell University to learn why the geomorphic and hydrological processes and features of your stream should be considered when creating a restoration plan. Check back soon and watch your email for more details.

Missed one of our webinars? Watch the recording on POWR’s YouTube channel. Videos are “unlisted,” so please click on the titles below to access the recorded webinar.

Volunteer Motivations, Management, Recruitment, and Retention

Connecting River Histories to Current Conservation Efforts

Stream Redesignation Evaluations and Water Quality Designations

Attracting Media Coverage for Your Activities and Initiatives

Fundamentals of Drinking Water for Watershed Organizations

Integrated Water Quality Report and Mapping Application Webinar 2019

Databases for Watershed Group Volunteer and Member Management

Conservation Opportunity Area Tool Webinar

POWR's General Liability Insurance Program

Linking Stream Hydrology/Geomorphology to Restoration

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