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POWR Announces PA River Sojourn Grants; Check Sojourn Schedule
June 25, 2020

Sojourns within the Schuylkill Watershed include:

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn -- Friday, September 12

-- Perki-Bay Youth Expedition -- Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

-- Schuylkill River Sojourn -- Saturday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 19

Philadelphia’s oil refinery is dead, but the fight for accountability continues
June 24, 2020
Agriculture: Pollinators Need Pennsylvanians' Help To Sustain Future Of Food Security
June 24, 2020
Revealed: millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade
June 23, 2020

Our research shows that between 2010 and 2018, the number of poor Philadelphians living in neighbourhoods where water is unaffordable doubled to 54%. A Philadelphia tiered assistance program called TAP helps to make bills affordbale for people, some of which have thousands of dollars worth of intergenerational water debt, based on their ability to pay, like the energy sector has been doing for years. This improves compliance and living conditions for a large percentage of the city. This article discusses water debt across the country and the responses of the water industry.

DCNR Conducting AgroForestry Survey Of Practices Combining Raising Trees With Crops, Livestock, Ecological Benefits
June 23, 2020
Op-Ed: Tackling climate change by investing in our watershed
June 22, 2020
Stroud Water Research Center Partners with NOAA and NAAEE to Offer Watershed STEM Education Grants
June 22, 2020
Philly proposes $43 million Schuylkill trail extension to include bridge with scenic overlook
June 22, 2020
Legislation would reauthorize National Heritage Areas
June 22, 2020

Pennsylvania’s NHAs include Delaware and Lehigh, Schuylkill River Valley, Lackawanna Valley, Oil Region, and Rivers of Steel. Under the bill, funding caps would be removed and Congress would continue funding the NHAs for 15 years.

Lancaster County Clean Water Fund Now Accepting Applications
June 22, 2020

Applications are due on July 26, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. If you are interested in applying, contact Allyson Gibson (agibson@lancastercleanwaterpartners.com) or click here.

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