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) community partnerships across the Commonwealth have been awarded a share of grant funds totaling $19,000.

Funding will support two County Source Water Protection Collaboratives in Venango and Berks Counties; and two local coalition projects: the Capital Region Water collaborative for drinking water protection for the City of Harrisburg; and Creswell Heights Joint Water Authority in Beaver County, that serves the boroughs of South Heights and Ambridge, and Hopewell Township and Crescent Township. Each partnership plans to educate community stakeholders about ways to protect public drinking water sources from pollution and address improved emergency response coordination to potential contamination events.

Other Topics in the June 2015 Issue

  • WREN Grants in Action: Allegheny and Westmoreland Conservation Districts collaborate to create first-ever Stormwater Guide for Southwestern PA
  • New Partnership with PA Manufactured Housing Association allows WREN, DEP to bring the safe drinking water message to a whole new ‘mobile’ community
  • More 2014-2015 WREN Grants in Action – Tioga County and Indiana County Conservation Districts take the lead in creating videos focusing on clean water
  • Test Your Water Smarts: Take this Water Quiz to see how much you know about protecting water
  • Stroud Water Research Center continues to inspire with innovative tools and projects for monitoring the waters in PA
  • Ode to a Septic Tank – A humorous look at a serious source of pollution
  • Public Policy Corner
  • Funding & Grants
  • Ah, Summertime…Seasonal thoughts from the WREN Team
  • Plus Webinars, Videos, Resources, Quick Links, Reports, and Events

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