Water Resources Education Network

Water Resources Network is a project of the League of Women Voters of PA Citizen Education Fund. The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) is a project of the Citizen Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

WREN works to help communities across Pennsylvania protect and improve our most precious natural resource, our water. The WREN Network is a nonpartisan informal collaboration of organizations and public officials working for the protection and stewardship of Pennsylvania’s water resources, both surface and ground water, through community education and informed policy-making. WREN believes the key to effective management and protection of water resources in Pennsylvania is local action. WREN facilitates communication and cooperation, and provides resources and training for local coalition building to promote community awareness and development of public policies necessary to protect Pennsylvania water resources. Since 1992, the WREN Project has awarded over $2 million in mini-grant funding to over 395 community partnerships working to safeguard clean water for future generations in Pennsylvania.

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The largest U.S. ocean water desalination plant slated to open in 2016 in San Diego


philly.com 10/10/2015

Imagine a day without water

philly.com By Howard Neukrugand Edward G. RendellIf you read something about Philadelphia's infrastructure falling apart, you probably picture potholes in the road and rusted-out bridges that need to be replaced. But that is just the infrastructure you can easily see every day. There is a whole unive…

newsworks.org 10/10/2015

Environmental forum in Delaware highlights ways to clean watershed

newsworks.org Environmental scientists, educators and activists are teaming up this week to learn new scientific innovations and discuss ways to clean Delaware’s watershed.

drbproject.org 10/10/2015

$35 Million In Grants In Delaware River Watershed

drbproject.org $35 Million In Grants Launches Multi-State Investment In Delaware River Watershed. Source: William Penn Foundation, April 2014.


Upper Chartiers Creek Watershed Association

www.upperchartierscreek.org. UCCWA is asking for help - Can you lend a hand as a volunteer stream monitor?

Fall stream monitoring is beginning this Saturday. If you want to join our volunteer teams, please contact us.

heralddemocrat.com 07/03/2015

Pressure from fracking or construction may cause hidden wells to leak into drinking water or...

heralddemocrat.com More than a million oil and natural gas wells were drilled in this country before anyone really knew how to plug them.


Video Guide to Managing Stormwater: RAIN BARRELS

Terrific job by the new Stormwater Partnership of Indiana County, PA, a 2014-2015 WREN Grantee!

Best Practices for Stormwater management that you can do! Presented by the Stormwater Partnership of Indiana County, PA

stroudcenter.org 06/17/2015

Volunteers Protect White Clay Creek by Planting Trees

stroudcenter.org More than 45 shovel-toting volunteers converged on a farm to plant, stake and protect 500 trees at the headwaters of White Clay Creek.


Upper Chartiers Creek Watershed Association

Bacterial monitoring is underway in Little Chartiers Creek at ten sites. Thank you to AMETEK and other landowners who gave us permission to enter their properties to sample.

ydr.com 06/12/2015

Chemical fire runoff contaminated Conewago Creek, county says

ydr.com Contaminants from Monday's fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer has caused contamination and wildlife loss in Conewago Creek, Adams County officials said in a news release Wednesday



newyorker.com 06/07/2015

The Disappearing Colorado River

newyorker.com It’s the most important river in the West—and it exemplifies everything wrong with water use in America.


Philadelphia Water Department

Does this image represent your water usage? If you're looking for ways to conserve water and keep your bill low, check out this resource. bit.ly/pw-save

paenvironmentdigest.com 06/01/2015

PA Environment Digest - Crisci Associates

Tune into Confirmation hearing 6/2/15 at 9:30 am for PA DEP Acting Secretary Quigley

paenvironmentdigest.com An update on environmental issues in Pennsylvania. PA Environment Digest is a service of Crisci Associates. Crisci Associates is a Harrisburg-based government affairs firm whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

flyingkitemedia.com 05/19/2015

Statewide Spotlight: Rebirth on the Monongahela River

A look at how the "Mighty Mon" can be a driver for the SW PA region through recreation and more.

flyingkitemedia.com This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along the river are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.

flyingkitemedia.com 05/19/2015

Could Spring Garden Street become the city's iconic greenway?

Exciting greenway plans coming to Philly!

flyingkitemedia.com The East Coast boasts a growing trail network of almost 3,000 miles, linking cities from Maine to Florida. But there's a gap in Philadelphia.

www.tryinteract.com 05/19/2015

Are you a wetlands wizard?

www.tryinteract.com Are you a wetlands wizard?


Brian's team at Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Assn. (www.crcwatersheds.org) making a difference naturalizing sites in Chester County PA. CRC is a 2014-2015 WREN Grantee. Way to go!

CRC planted trees, shrubs, and wildflowers yesterday at two sites in the Upper Crum watershed: a stormwater basin at St. Norbert Church in Easttown and a private property in Willistown.


Western PA has a terrific group of 51 water systems working together with area communities to help monitor and protect drinking water in the Mon, Allegheny and Ohio River Basins. They need your support - check out the latest "RAIN" newsletter to learn more about the River Alert Information Network.

RAIN has just issued its latest newsletter! Check it out at:http://www.rainmatters.org/uploads/media/RAIN_Newsletter_Spring_2015.pdf

chestnuthilllocal.com 05/17/2015

A healthy Wissahickon Creek: We all have a part to play - Chestnut Hill Local Philadelphia PA

chestnuthilllocal.com Emily Bergson-Shilcock, Katelyn Ginsberg and Christopher Conklin, of Fort Washington, and their children are seen during a recent Wissahickon Creek cleanup


Clean water underway!

FCCD: Front page news!

blog.nwf.org 05/14/2015

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

blog.nwf.org Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of species.

stroudcenter.org 05/14/2015

Stroud Water Research Center Honored with Two Conservation Awards

Congrats to Dr. Sweeney!

stroudcenter.org The Berks County Conservation District gave Stroud Center Director Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., its Conservation Individual of the Year Award and the...

takepart.com 05/14/2015

When a Dam Comes Down, the Fish Come Back

Fishing enthusiasts take note!

takepart.com Researchers find that rivers rebound with remarkable speed when small dams are removed.

thinkprogress.org 05/14/2015

Judge Halts Work On Maryland Pipeline Due To Environmental Concerns

thinkprogress.org The judge found that the state hadn't done enough to ensure that the pipeline wouldn't harm waterways.


NGWA Short course: Field Methods


Product Stewardship Institute

Looking for an in-depth look at paint stewardship? Check out our advanced paint stewardship webinar, May 21! http://bit.ly/1JrDC7Y

paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com 05/14/2015

PA Environment Daily: Analysis: A Battle Brewing On Eliminating Forested Stream Buffers, Again

Buffers along streams work naturally as inexpensive pollution treatment systems. Who pays when one ignores the science on buffers?


eventbrite.com 04/30/2015

What’s the Value of Water? The Pennsylvania Story

May 14, 2015 8 am - 10 am

eventbrite.com Hosted by Philadelphia Water, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, American Water, and Value of Water Coalition with Media Host WHYY, Inc. 8:00 breakfast; 8:30 formal program begins Water is jobs and economic growth. Water is a cleaner planet. Water is a stronger Philadelphia. Join us for thi…

cvent.com 04/13/2015

Copy of Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

Seats going quickly for the May 6th PA Groundwater Symposium at State College. Sign up now before its too late!

cvent.com Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. Online registration by Cvent

nytimes.com 04/12/2015

A Rain Garden That Even the Neighbors Seem to Like

Another homeowner becoming free of the manicured lawn trap... NY Times Story about homeowner outside Philly.

nytimes.com Transforming an awkward corner lot into a vibrant rain garden.


Beautiful Rain Barrels! Great Inspirations!

Coming this summer to the Borough's of Mount Pocono and Delaware Water Gap ...
The Monroe County Conservation District recently completed a community art project with an environmental message. Artists of all ages painted rain barrels, which will find permanent homes and be on display in Mount Pocono and Delaware Water Gap Boroughs. Rain barrels function to protect water quality by collecting roof runoff for future outdoor use.
Want a functional work of art of your own? These ones are not for sale, but you can order an unpainted rain barrel of your own from MCCD's annual rain barrel sale going on now through April 15th. Use it "as is" or create and paint your own design and you'll have an original garden work of art.
To order an unpainted rain barrel from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center annual rain barrel sale ...http://www.mcconservation.org/downloads/PDFs/RainBarrelSaleForm2015_for_website.pdf

fuelfix.com 03/14/2015

Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

fuelfix.com The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf's administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry.

pennlive.com 03/13/2015

Report: DEP fines Dauphin County company for discharging oil into Susquehanna River

Illegal discharge of oil- another contamination challenge for the Susquehanna

pennlive.com The oil leaked from Millersburg-based Dauphin Precision Tools.

post-gazette.com 03/12/2015

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Who says we must live with ugly highways forever?

From the "thinking differently" department...
"...architect Rob Pfaffmann’s post on Facebook that asked the inviting question, “What highway would you deep six in Pittsburgh?”
His post was prompted by Alissa Walker’s article on Gizmodo.com — “6 Freeway Removals that Changed Their Cities Forever” — about cities that have capped freeways with parks, lowered them to establish parks or removed them altogether. "

post-gazette.com Nobody in power is talking publicly about offing or reshaping highways that run through the city, but based on results in other cities, maybe somebody should be. People with the power of imagination are weighing in on architect Rob Pfaffmann’s post on Facebook that asked the inviting question, “What…




The WREN Project has two clean water grant programs:
Watershed Protection Education Program with funding and support to raise awareness and encourage local action to prevent polluted runoff (nonpoint source pollution);
Source Water Protection Collaborative Grants to raise awareness and encourage Pennsylvania public water systems and the community stakeholders to work together to voluntarily develop Source Water Protection Plans and implement risk reduction measures that will protect public drinking water sources from contamination.



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Gamut Theatre Group Gamut Theatre Group
15 N 4th St
Harrisburg, 17101

Gamut® Theatre Group is the combined company of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, Popcorn Hat Players, Gamut Theatre Academy, TMI Improv and Stage Door Series. Our mission is to tell classic stories in new and exciting ways. Located in Harrisburg, PA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of the American Chemical Society Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of the American Chemical Society
Harrisburg, 17101

The official page for SEPSACS, the local section of the American Chemical Society.

HYP Toastmasters HYP Toastmasters
Harrisburg, 17101

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Pass in a job interview? Advance in your career? Join us at HYP Toastmasters meetings.

Emerald Forest Study Group Emerald Forest Study Group
5125 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, 17112

Are you new to the new to the Craft? Are you Interested in Wicca but don't know what it is about? Perhaps you are looking for a sense of community and fellowship with like-minded people? If so, then consider attending one of our meetings!

Harrisburg Area Dental Society Harrisburg Area Dental Society
4075 Linglestown Road PMB 242
Harrisburg, 17112-9484

The Harrisburg Area Dental Society (HADS) is a non-profit organization of dentists.

Harrisburg High Class of 1984 Legacy Scholarship Harrisburg High Class of 1984 Legacy Scholarship
PO Box 61638
Harrisburg, 17106

Send Donations payable to The Harrisburg High Legacy Scholarship Fund: to - PO BOX 61638 Harrisburg, PA 17106

Muhammad's Study Group of Harrisburg, PA Muhammad's Study Group of Harrisburg, PA
1600 Market St
Harrisburg, 17103

The Harrisburg Study Group represents the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, under the auspices of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania
800 N 3rd St, Ste 301
Harrisburg, 17102

American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA).

PA Training Hub PA Training Hub
414 N Second Street
Harrisburg, 17101

The Pennsylvania Training Hub for Municipal Learning (PATH) is a training initiative of the Governor's Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS).

Municipal Police Officers' Education And Training Commission Municipal Police Officers' Education And Training Commission
8002 Bretz Dr
Harrisburg, 17112

The Commission's duties include administration of Pennsylvania's municipal police officer training and certification program.

Capital Area Head Start Capital Area Head Start
3705 Elmwood Dr
Harrisburg, 17110

Capital Area Head Start gives children a head start in life, empowers parents, and strengthens families. We have preschool programs for children, as well as other programs for children ages 0-3 and pregnant women.