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Spotlight on Success

Community Watershed Organization volunteer and staff leaders, along with key partner organizations and agencies, work together to accomplish great things for local watersheds and rivers. From streamside and in-stream habitat restoration projects, invasive species removal, and trash clean-ups to watershed educational events for youth and families and river paddling sojourns, a CWO near you is making the watershed a cleaner and healthier place to fish, explore, enjoy, recreate, and live.

Each month, we will feature a Spotlight on Success- a story about a member watershed organization or partnership that is working hard to improve the quality of a local stream, raise awareness and understanding of a key watershed issue, or provide an opportunity for engagement and recreation along a waterway. 

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An archive of previous Spotlight on Success stories can be found below.

Master Watershed Stewards in Bucks and Montgomery Counties Breathe New Life into the Neshaminy Watershed Association

After restructuring in 2022, the Neshaminy Watershed Association (NWA) is back and better than ever! The volunteer members of this watershed organization steward 40.7 miles of Neshaminy Creek and its 236 square mile drainage area. A large portion of Bucks County and some of Montgomery County are included in the watershed. The stream is surrounded by mostly urban and suburban landscapes, which make it much more susceptible to pollution from urban stormwater runoff. Neshaminy Creek is a major tributary to the Delaware River. NWA focuses on protecting waterways through volunteer and educational efforts. POWR had the opportunity to talk with NWA’s president, Ken Jones, about the challenges the organization has faced, its past successes, and its plans for the future.

Read more HERE

Spotlight Archives

February 2021 Spotlight on Success: Watersheds En Plein Air

March/April 2021 Spotlight on Success: Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association

May/June 2021 Spotlight on Success: Little Lehigh Watershed Stewards

Summer 2022 Spotlight on Success: Juniata Watershed Alliance

Fall 2022 Spotlight on Success: Susquehanna River Festival

May/June Spotlight on Success: Yellow Breeches Watershed Association

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