Friday, January 13, 2017

January 16 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The January 16 PA Environment Digest is now available.  Here are just a few of the headlines--

Among the most biologically diverse watersheds in Pennsylvania, and a federally designated National Wild and Scenic Recreation River, the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania has been voted the 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will begin accepting cleanup event registrations for the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA on January 15.  The event runs from March 1 through May 31.

The PA Organization For Watersheds and Rivers, DEP and other partners are now accepting registrations for the 2017 PA Statewide Watershed Conference on March 5-6 at the Ramada Inn in State College.

PA American Water Tuesday announced applications are now being accepted for the company's 2017 Environmental Grant Program.  The deadline for applications is March 27 and recipients will be notified by April 19.

The 20th Annual Schuylkill River Watershed Congress will be held on March 11 at the Pottstown campus of the Montgomery County Community College from 7:30 to 3:15.

The Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, based in Ashley, Luzerne County,  is taking part in the PA Trout in the Classroom Program.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators Tom Parke and Emily Thorpe took advantage of an unseasonably warm winter day in Pennsylvania, to wash life vests, check canoes for needed repairs, and reflect on the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program's (SWEEP) 26th year of connecting students with their local waterways.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to participate in the RecycleMania competition.  The deadline to register is February 3.

Dickinson College in Carlisle, Cumberland County ranked No. 4 in Overall Top Performers in the most recent Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

The January edition of The PA Environmentalist is now available from the PA Environmental Council entitled, “Deep Decarbonization And The Global Race To Halt Climate Change.”

The PA Land Trust Association and its partners are now accepting registrations for the 2017 PA Land Conservation Conference in Lancaster May 4-6.

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.

The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Center for Private Forests will host the 2017 Forest Landowners Conference on March 24-25 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona.

To read the Digest, visit:  Click Here to print the entire Digest.

PA Environment Digest is edited by David E. Hess, former Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and is published as a service of Crisci Associates.

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