2016 PA Environmental Education Grant Round Now Open

Nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts and even businesses may apply to Pennsylvania’s Environmental Education Grant Program. The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support environmental education and include teacher professional development; curriculum integration; outdoor … Continue reading

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June 2015 Water Policy News

Feature Story: ‘WREN Awards $19,000 to Four Partnerships for Drinking Water Protection Projects in PA’ The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) Project, a project of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund (LWVPA-CEF), has announced that four (4) … Continue reading

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What does Source Water Protection look like in Tioga County, PA?

That’s the question answered in two new videos, produced by the Tioga County Conservation District in partnership with the Tioga County Source Water Protection Coalition, with help from a 2014-2015 WREN Watershed Education Grant. Erica Tomlinson, District Manager at the Tioga … Continue reading

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DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources

PENNSYLVANIA DEP PRESS RELEASE  6/16/2015 DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources for Failure to Repair Leaking Gas Well   HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has notified Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC, of Fort Worth, … Continue reading

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Area Partnerships Protecting Water From The Source

By DEANNA GARCIA After nearly a year of study and work from water suppliers, state officials, environmental groups and others, a plan has been announced to protect drinking water from its source – the rivers. The River Alert Information Network (RAIN) … Continue reading

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