Monday, November 20, 2017

Mountain View Vineyard Supports Brodhead Watershed Assn. Adopt-A-Stream Program In Monroe County

Mountain View Vineyard, a sustainable winery located in Neola, Monroe County has joined the Brodhead Watershed Association family as an Adopt-A-Stream sponsor.
Sponsor ($300) and Steward ($500) donations provide support and equipment that BWA volunteers use to monitor water quality around the watershed.
More than 70 volunteers test local waters monthly to ensure Pocono waters are clean and pure. Ongoing support from community leaders such as Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard, is vital to continue the program.
“Mountain View Vineyard practices what they preach,” said BWA Executive Director Bob Heil. “They practice their conservation ethic in every aspect of their operations – from geothermal heating, to rain gardens for stormwater management, to minimizing chemical usage in the vineyards. They are a model for businesses in our watershed.”
Adopt-a-Stream sponsors directly support Streamwatchers-- 70+ volunteers who monthly monitor water quality at more than 100 sites in the 312-square-mile Brodhead Watershed-- close to half of Monroe County.
Volunteers note any changes in their streams and report “red flags”--  major changes in the appearance or the chemical tests performed. Every year, at least 20 new volunteers learn Streamwatch protocols.
For information about the program and how to become a volunteer or an Adopt-a-Stream sponsor, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association Streamwatchers Program webpage or send email to: or call 570-839-1120.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Association.  Click Here to become a member.
(Photo: Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard.)

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