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Water Resources Education Network Water Resources Network is a project of the League of Women Voters of PA Citizen Education Fund. The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) is a project of the Citizen Education Fund of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.

WREN works to help communities across Pennsylvania protect and improve our most precious natural resource, our water. The WREN Network is a nonpartisan informal collaboration of organizations and public officials working for the protection and stewardship of Pennsylvania’s water resources, both surface and ground water, through community education and informed policy-making. WREN believes the key to effective management and protection of water resources in Pennsylvania is local action. WREN facilitates communication and cooperation, and provides resources and training for local coalition building to promote community awareness and development of public policies necessary to protect Pennsylvania water resources. Since 1992, the WREN Project has awarded over $2 million in mini-grant funding to over 395 community partnerships working to safeguard clean water for future generations in Pennsylvania.

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11/03/2015
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The largest U.S. ocean water desalination plant slated to open in 2016 in San Diego

Imagine a day without water
10/10/2015
Imagine a day without water

Imagine a day without water

By Howard Neukrugand Edward G. RendellIf you read something about Philadelphia's infrastructure falling apart, you probably picture potholes in the road and rusted-out bridges that need to be replaced. But that is just the infrastructure you can easily see every day. There is a whole unive…

06/17/2015
Video Guide to Managing Stormwater: RAIN BARRELS

Terrific job by the new Stormwater Partnership of Indiana County, PA, a 2014-2015 WREN Grantee!

Best Practices for Stormwater management that you can do! Presented by the Stormwater Partnership of Indiana County, PA

Upper Chartiers Creek Watershed Association
06/17/2015

Upper Chartiers Creek Watershed Association

Bacterial monitoring is underway in Little Chartiers Creek at ten sites. Thank you to AMETEK and other landowners who gave us permission to enter their properties to sample.

Chemical fire runoff contaminated Conewago Creek, county says
06/12/2015
Chemical fire runoff contaminated Conewago Creek, county says

Chemical fire runoff contaminated Conewago Creek, county says

Contaminants from Monday's fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer has caused contamination and wildlife loss in Conewago Creek, Adams County officials said in a news release Wednesday

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06/07/2015

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The Disappearing Colorado River
06/07/2015
The Disappearing Colorado River

The Disappearing Colorado River

It’s the most important river in the West—and it exemplifies everything wrong with water use in America.

Philadelphia Water Department
06/06/2015

Philadelphia Water Department

Does this image represent your water usage? If you're looking for ways to conserve water and keep your bill low, check out this resource. bit.ly/pw-save

Tune into Confirmation hearing 6/2/15 at 9:30 am for PA DEP Acting Secretary Quigley
06/01/2015
PA Environment Digest - Crisci Associates

Tune into Confirmation hearing 6/2/15 at 9:30 am for PA DEP Acting Secretary Quigley

An update on environmental issues in Pennsylvania. PA Environment Digest is a service of Crisci Associates. Crisci Associates is a Harrisburg-based government affairs firm whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

A look at how the "Mighty Mon" can be a driver for the SW PA region through recreation and more.
05/19/2015
Statewide Spotlight: Rebirth on the Monongahela River

A look at how the "Mighty Mon" can be a driver for the SW PA region through recreation and more.

This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along the river are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.

Brian's team at Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Assn. (www.crcwatersheds.org)  making a difference naturalizing sites in ...
05/17/2015

Brian's team at Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Assn. (www.crcwatersheds.org) making a difference naturalizing sites in Chester County PA. CRC is a 2014-2015 WREN Grantee. Way to go!

CRC planted trees, shrubs, and wildflowers yesterday at two sites in the Upper Crum watershed: a stormwater basin at St. Norbert Church in Easttown and a private property in Willistown.

Western PA has a terrific group of 51 water systems working together with area communities to help monitor and protect d...
05/17/2015

Western PA has a terrific group of 51 water systems working together with area communities to help monitor and protect drinking water in the Mon, Allegheny and Ohio River Basins. They need your support - check out the latest "RAIN" newsletter to learn more about the River Alert Information Network.

RAIN has just issued its latest newsletter! Check it out at:http://www.rainmatters.org/uploads/media/RAIN_Newsletter_Spring_2015.pdf

Clean water underway!
05/14/2015

Clean water underway!

FCCD: Front page news!

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife
05/14/2015
Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

Ten Favorite Trees for Wildlife

Here are ten of our favorite native trees and the benefits they provide for a whole host of species.

Product Stewardship Institute
05/14/2015

Product Stewardship Institute

Looking for an in-depth look at paint stewardship? Check out our advanced paint stewardship webinar, May 21! http://bit.ly/1JrDC7Y

May 14, 2015 8 am - 10 am
04/30/2015
What’s the Value of Water? The Pennsylvania Story

May 14, 2015 8 am - 10 am

Hosted by Philadelphia Water, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, American Water, and Value of Water Coalition with Media Host WHYY, Inc. 8:00 breakfast; 8:30 formal program begins Water is jobs and economic growth. Water is a cleaner planet. Water is a stronger Philadelphia. Join us for thi…

Seats going quickly for the May 6th PA Groundwater Symposium at State College.  Sign up now before its too late!
04/13/2015
Copy of Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

Seats going quickly for the May 6th PA Groundwater Symposium at State College. Sign up now before its too late!

Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. Online registration by Cvent

Beautiful Rain Barrels!  Great Inspirations!
03/22/2015

Beautiful Rain Barrels! Great Inspirations!

Coming this summer to the Borough's of Mount Pocono and Delaware Water Gap ...
The Monroe County Conservation District recently completed a community art project with an environmental message. Artists of all ages painted rain barrels, which will find permanent homes and be on display in Mount Pocono and Delaware Water Gap Boroughs. Rain barrels function to protect water quality by collecting roof runoff for future outdoor use.
Want a functional work of art of your own? These ones are not for sale, but you can order an unpainted rain barrel of your own from MCCD's annual rain barrel sale going on now through April 15th. Use it "as is" or create and paint your own design and you'll have an original garden work of art.
To order an unpainted rain barrel from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center annual rain barrel sale ...http://www.mcconservation.org/downloads/PDFs/RainBarrelSaleForm2015_for_website.pdf

Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules
03/14/2015
Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf's administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry.

From the "thinking differently" department... "...architect Rob Pfaffmann’s post on Facebook that asked the inviting que...
03/12/2015
Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Who says we must live with ugly highways forever?

From the "thinking differently" department...
"...architect Rob Pfaffmann’s post on Facebook that asked the inviting question, “What highway would you deep six in Pittsburgh?”
His post was prompted by Alissa Walker’s article on Gizmodo.com — “6 Freeway Removals that Changed Their Cities Forever” — about cities that have capped freeways with parks, lowered them to establish parks or removed them altogether. "

Nobody in power is talking publicly about offing or reshaping highways that run through the city, but based on results in other cities, maybe somebody should be. People with the power of imagination are weighing in on architect Rob Pfaffmann’s post on Facebook that asked the inviting question, “What…

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