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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 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 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 $35 Million In Grants Launches Multi-State Investment In Delaware River Watershed. Source: William Penn Foundation, April 2014.
www.upperchartierscreek.org. UCCWA is asking for help - Can you lend a hand as a volunteer stream monitor?
heralddemocrat.com More than a million oil and natural gas wells were drilled in this country before anyone really knew how to plug them.
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 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 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 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
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.
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.
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 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 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 Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of species.
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...
Fishing enthusiasts take note!
takepart.com Researchers find that rivers rebound with remarkable speed when small dams are removed.
thinkprogress.org The judge found that the state hadn't done enough to ensure that the pipeline wouldn't harm waterways.
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
Buffers along streams work naturally as inexpensive pollution treatment systems. Who pays when one ignores the science on buffers?
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…
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
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 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.
Illegal discharge of oil- another contamination challenge for the Susquehanna
pennlive.com The oil leaked from Millersburg-based Dauphin Precision Tools.
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…
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