Schuylkill Acts & Impacts

Our typical Schuylkill Acts & Impacts program is a weeklong watershed expedition along the 120-miles of the Schuylkill River exploring the connections between land-use and water quality. Twelve students from the five counties in the watershed experienced first-hand the impact of human development on water quality through guided tours, fieldwork, water sampling and interactive presentations with policy makers and planners. The program included camping each night and several kayak adventures.

Due to COVID exposure, this year we are offering a modified version of the program. Overall goals of the program remain the same, but format differs. Students from each of the five counties will participate in two days (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) of activities which will include water sampling, land-use explorations, and a kayak trip. Eight students will be selected to participate at each of four locations.

Location and target topics will be as follows:

  1. June 19 and 20, Schuylkill County: The impact of legacy coal mining on water quality.
  2. June 21 and 22, Berks County: Agricultural impacts including erosion and manure management.
  3. June 23 and 24, Chester/Montgomery Counties: The role of land preservation in watershed health.
  4. June 25 and 26, Philadelphia County: The impacts of stormwater and impervious surfaces on water resources.

Please download the application on the Schuylkill Headwaters website for more information! Any questions can be directed to Alexa Smith at outreach@schuylkillheadwaters.org or 570-622-3742, ext. 3336.

Please download the application for more information! Questions? Contact Alexa Smith at outreach@schuylkillheadwaters.org or 570-622-3742, ext. 3336.

Complete applications must be submitted by MAY 14, 2021.

 

 
 

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Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a partnership between Schuylkill Headwaters Association, Fairmount Water Works, Stroud Water Research Center, and Take It Outdoors Adventures. Click the below links to learn more about the program.

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Work Group: Engagement & Stewardship

Source of Funding: Donors

Date of Completion: Annually in June

Leading Organization: Schuylkill Headwaters Association, Fairmount Water Works, Stroud Water Research Center