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Webinar December 8: Cultivating Leadership at all Levels

Join the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) and your watershed organization peers for a live webinar on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 PM to learn about and discuss a number of strategies to build leaders at every level of your organization, from the once-in-a-while volunteer to your board chair and committees.

Hanna Mico, Community Organization Associate at River Network will also introduce attendees to a wonderful new (and totally easy to use) online tool to connect with a national community of watershed organization leaders. Whether you are looking for new program ideas, stumped by a governance challenge, or trying to understand new federal water policies, you can easily engage with someone who can help.

Join us and learn more. This event is free but registration is required to obtain the Zoom link to join.


Please contact Tali MacArthur at with questions.

Webinar December 15: What you should know about Federal Water Policy Updates

As the new Administration comes on board, water protectors across the country are calling for a focus on restoring water quality protections for our Nation’s waters and improving water infrastructure for clean, safe, and accessible water for all. This presentation will walk through the current updates related to the Clean Water Act, the American Rescue Plan, and the Infrastructure bills.

Join POWR and your watershed peers for a conversation facilitated by Renee Reber, Campaign Manager, Watershed Advocacy & Colleen Walters, Delaware River Basin Program Manager about the road ahead and how you can help push for better protections and priority considerations for Pennsylvania’s waters.

This free live webinar will take place Wednesday December 15th at 6 PM. Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link to join.


Please contact Tali MacArthur at with questions.

Previous Webinar: Meaningful Engagement in Local Climate Action Planning

POWR hosted Heidi Kunka, Energy Program Specialist from the PADEP for a webinar on PADEP’s Local Climate Action Program.

Missed it? You can still view Heidi’s presentation to learn about the LCAP and how to recruit your municipality to the program.

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

Thank you for attending the
Statewide Watershed Conference

Watershed Connections:
Adaptability, Resiliency, and Innovation

You can still watch recorded sessions on Facebook 

Featured conference image is a photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program.

Copies of the full program with session descriptions and speaker bios can be purchased for $5 each. Contact Tali MacArthur to request that a copy be mailed to you.

POWR thanks these Sponsors: 

Reception and Luncheon Sponsor: Pennsylvania American Water 

Watershed Leader: PA Environment Digest

Watershed Advocate: Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association (ARIPPA), ARM Group LLC, BEG Group LLC, Chesapeake Legal Alliance, Ernst Conservation Seeds,  Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Ecotone Ecological Restoration

Carbon Offset/Sustainability: American Dairy Association North East

Nonprofit Friend: American Rivers, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Stroud Water Research Center, Trout Unlimited, Middle Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER, and Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER

We would also like to thank our supporters: The Pennsylvania Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, the Campbell Foundation, and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.

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

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.


POWR’s Training and Learning Webinars

Throughout the year, POWR hosts webinars at lunch or in the early evening 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.

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

Learn More