2016 Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water Awards    

Fri Mar 4, 2016

About the Awards: Every year, the Schuylkill Action Network awards three schools in the Schuylkill Watershed that help protect sources of drinking water - that is the creeks, streams, and rivers where we get our water from. Water protection activities can include stormwater management practices, class projects, educational programs, community engagement, and more.


Schools Awarded: 

1. Perkiomen Valley High School, Collegeville, PA

8 members of the school's Key Club formed a subcommittee to help plan and install a rain garden, led by Montgomery County Conservaiton District and Perkiomen Township. The rain garden is located at the Township building, which is across the street from the school, and will be used for an outdoor classroom. The award ceremony will be held on May 3 during National Drinking Water Week.

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2. Phoenixville Area Middle School, Phoenixville, PA

About 16-20 students from the Envirothon and Environmental Awareness Club (EAC) worked with the Green Valleys Watershed Association to install a 860 square foot bioswale on the campus. The project provided a service opportunity for the students and a continued environmental education resource for the school. The award ceremony will be held on May 4 during National Drinking Water Week.

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3. Green Woods Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

The entire 4th grade class has integrated watershed education into each of their subjects. The 4th grade class has participated in 5 field trips to Lower Merion Conservancy to conduct stream studies. Students are also raising and releasing trout through the Trout in the Classroom program. Additionally, Green Woods Charter School has participated in storm drain marking with Philadelphia Water. The award ceremony will be held on May 10.

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