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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.

Watershed Organization Wins Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence 2023

Veterans Memorial Field Becomes a Community Asset with Help from Dedicated Volunteers

The Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Shamokin Creek to a more natural state, educating residents  and students about the history and impacts of the local coal mining legacy, keeping the local watershed free of litter, implementing acid mine land restoration, and promoting opportunities for community engagement, recreation, and enjoyment of an improved local environment.

On April 25, 2023 SCRA were recognized for their efforts, impacts, and dedication at the PEC Harrisburg Dinner for the Recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. SCRA secured funding and volunteer support for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park in Kulpmont Borough- creating a welcoming space for visitors while protecting the creek’s water quality and  creating habitat for critical pollinator species.

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


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