Sunday, March 19, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults--

-- Help Wanted: Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Spring & Summer Environmental Educators, Intern, Camp Assistants  [PaEN]

-- WESA: Pittsburgh Recruiting Lifeguards, Aims To Open More Pools This Year

-- Environmental Health Project Webinar: March 21 PFAS: Breaking Down The Future Of Forever Chemicals In Our Water, 7:00 p.m.

-- March 29 Southeastern PA Town Hall Meeting In Chester County To Focus On Health, Environmental Impacts Of Fossil Fuels  [PaEN]

-- Tree Pittsburgh: Western PA Wild Ones - Native Plant Symposium March 29  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Sustainable Backyard Workshop April 22 In Mt. Pleasant Twp., Westmoreland County

-- The New Yorker Book Review: Searching For Unfamiliar Terrain In ‘The Nature Book’ By Tom Comitta  

-- Penn State Extension Hosting Series Of In-Person/Online Private Water Supply Education And Testing  [PaEN]

-- PA Dept. Of Human Services To Extend Federal Drinking Water, Wastewater Bill Assistance Programs  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 6 Natural Gas Drilling Water Withdrawal Renewals For 7.1 Million Gallons/Day  [PaEN]

-- WHYY: Connecting With The Schuylkill River, A Walk To Celebrate World Water Day

-- PUC Recognizes 2023 Fix A Leak Week

-- Sustainable Community Network Of SW PA Webinar March 24 - Policy Connection - Environmental Justice. Noon 

-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Council Meets March 22 On Proposed Budget, Heritage Areas  [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - March 11 to 17; Fracking 2 Wells Interfered With Another Shale Gas Well In Westmoreland County  [PaEN] 

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - March 18 [PaEN]

-- PA Capital-Star Guest Essay: Why Your Electric/Natural Gas Utility Bill Has Gone Up And What You Can Do About It - By Patrick Cicero, Consumer Advocate Of PA, Terrance Fitzpatrick, Energy Assn. Of PA  [Natural Gas Prices Tripled]

-- Shell Petrochemical Plant Had 3-Hour Emergency Flaring Event To Burn Off Flammable Gases In Beaver County  [PaEN] 

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: Shell Petrochemical Plant Using Water Hoses ‘To Assist In Cooling External Areas Of Ground Flares’ That Need To Be ‘Reinforced’ 

-- Beaver County Times: Shell Petrochemical Plant To ‘Reinforce’ Ground Flare Stack, Using Water In Meantime To Cool The Flare Burning Off Natural Gas

-- KDKA: Residents Want Answers About Loud Bang, Orange Glow At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County

-- The Allegheny Front - Reid Frazier: More Emergency Flaring At Shell’s Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County After Compressor Problem 

-- ​​Better Path Coalition Webinar March 28 - Brown Bag Briefing On Carbon Dioxide Removal, Noon

-- York Dispatch: Water Use, Discharge Concerns Emerge As Part Of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning 

-- Fox43: Activists Raise Concerns About Toxic Water Disposal At Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

-- Penn State Growing Impact Podcast: Converting Waste Heat Into Battery Energy

-- PA Environmental Council StoryMap: Celebrating Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Watershed Projects

-- Audubon Society Of Western PA Hosts 3-Part Online Buffalo Creek Watershed Forested Land Workshops For Butler, Armstrong Counties  [PaEN] 

-- Online Supporting Wildlife On Your Property Workshop Series For Residents In Buffalo Creek Watershed Butler, Armstrong Counties  [PaEN] 

-- TribLive: Audubon Society Of Western PA Grant Program Aims To Establish Bird-Friendly Communities In Mon Valley

-- AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs Take New Penn State Students ‘Into The Wild’

-- Maintain Forester Certification With Penn State Extension Offerings

-- Penn State Launches New Carbon Calculator Tool To Help Dairy Farms Improve Sustainability 

-- Fish & Boat Commission Now Accepting Applications For Grants To Inspire Interest In Fishing And Boating  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Audubon Society Of Western PA Grant Program Aims To Establish Bird-Friendly Communities In Mon Valley

-- Governor’s Invasive Species Council Shares Results Of First Statewide Invasive Impacts Survey, Announces Pilot Management Program  [PaEN]

-- TribLive: Invasive Species Are A ‘Scourge’ In PA, Report Says  

-- TribLive: What Does Pittsburgh’s Mild Winter Mean For Spring Bugs? 

-- Observer-Reporter: Greene County Conservation District Holds Student Poster Contest On ‘One Water’

-- Penn State: Ornithologist Amanda Rodewalk To Speak March 16 On Strategic Conservation In An Uncertain World, 5:00 p.m., Available Via Zoom

-- WESA: Contest Asks PA Kids To Create Art About Tick Bite Prevention

-- Pennsylvania's Clean Energy Economy Grew To Over 92,700 Jobs Since COVID Economic Crisis  [PaEN]

-- Erie News Now: U.S. Cities Are Cracking Down On Climate Emissions, PA Republicans Want To Get Ahead Of Bans Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

-- DEP To Submit Letter Of Intent To EPA As Early As This Week For Primacy To Regulate Underground Injection Wells  [PaEN]

-- PA Business Groups Urge EPA To Speed Up Approval Of State Primacy Applications For Injection Well Regulation [PaEN]

-- Post-Gazette - Anya Litvak: PA Wants To Regulate Carbon Dioxide Storage Wells, State Plans To Tell Feds

-- Equitrans/DEP In Discussions To Resolve EHB Appeal Of DEP’s Order To Fix Cambria County Underground Natural Gas Storage Area Conventional Access Wells  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project: 75% Of Hazardous Waste Accepted At MAX Environmental Yukon Facility In Westmoreland County Comes From Shale Gas Industry; Sludge Proposed To Be Delisted As Hazardous Waste  [PaEN]

-- Commonwealth Court Rules PUC Is ‘Obligated’ To Conduct An Environmental Review Of Projects By The Environmental Rights Amendment In Case Involving A PECO Natural Gas Pumping Station In Delaware County  [PaEN]

-- Inquirer - Frank Kummer: PA Court Overturns PUC Decision Allowing Delaware County Natural Gas Project Saying Environmental Review Needed

-- TribLive - Mary Ann Thomas: Full Circle: Bald Eagles Live, Hunt Near Former Harrison DDT Plant

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: Mentor Youth Trout Day: A Unique Opportunity To Teach, Learn And Create Memories On The Water 

-- LancasterOnline - Ad Crable: Web Of Wetlands At Middle Creek Wildlife Area To Get Makeover To Help All Kinds Of Wildlife

-- Lehigh Valley’s Wildlands Conservancy Highlights Upcoming Events In April

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature - Animals Follow The Rhythms Of Day And Night

-- Courier Times: Beavers, The Historic Dam Builders, Make A Comeback In Bucks County

-- Inquirer: Counting And Cuddling Bear Cubs Across Pennsylvania

-- Penn State Master Gardeners Of Cumberland County March 21 Gardening With Nature: Bee Friendly, Plant This, Not That! Camp Hill, Cumberland County 

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit DEP’s Teaching Green webpage to learn about more environmental education resources.

Visit the PA Environment Digest Calendar Of Events for more opportunities.

[Posted: March 19, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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