Tuesday, November 12, 2019

South Mountain Partnership Announces 3 Water Related Workshops For Residents Of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin & York Counties

The South Mountain Partnership network is coming together to host a series of water-related workshops for the annual South Mountain Speakers Series.  The three Water Workshops are unique events that serve different audiences. 
The series is hosted in coordination with partners at Capital RC&D, the County Conservation Districts of Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin counties, the PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), and the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (AllARM).
The workshops will be held--
-- December 3: The Tri-County Watershed Association Meeting is for local watershed associations, groups, and individuals in the general South Mountain region of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. 
This free meeting will focus on connecting watershed organizations to landowners and will provide an opportunity for attendees to give a quick project overview. 
 This workshop is hosted primarily by the County Conservation Districts of Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin counties.
It will take place in the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building (CUB) at Shippensburg University from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
-- January 9: The South Mountain Water Workshop: Municipalities and Watershed Groups Working Together for Greater Impact is a free workshop for local municipalities and watershed organizations that want to better coordinate their efforts so that they can accomplish more together. 
Tentative agenda items include time for networking, the Return on Environment Report for Cumberland County, volunteer recruitment, county Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan implementation, and case studies of successful partnerships. 
The workshop will take place in the Stern Great Room of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Cumberland County from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This workshop is hosted primarily by Capital RC&D and the South Mountain Partnership.
-- March 27:  This PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers Regional Water Workshop is for watershed organizations, related regional alliances, local and state agency representatives, and interested individuals from throughout Southcentral Pennsylvania who want to learn about opportunities to advance water resource and watershed protection and how to build the capacity of their volunteers and organizations. 
Tentative agenda items include time for networking, a deep dive into volunteer management, recruitment, and psychology, understanding insurance and other board requirements and liabilities, outcomes and lessons learned from the DCNR’s Parks for All survey, and leadership development and skill building. 
This workshop is hosted primarily by POWR and will take place at the Trees and Trails Environmental Education Center in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch. Registration information to come.
The South Mountain Speakers Series is presented as a revival of the Michaux Lectures, a series of talks given by Joseph Rothrock to build a groundswell of public support for his work to preserve and restore Pennsylvania’s forested landscape.
 The late 19th century Michaux Lectures were an educational mission that catalyzed real change in Pennsylvania’s environmental history. 
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the South Mountain Speakers Series is intended to encourage a new generation to find in the past a positive vision for the future of the South Mountain landscape.
For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the South Mountain Partnership website.
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[Posted: November 12, 2019]  www.PaEnvironmentDigest.com

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