Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Woodland Santa Hike, Philadelphia, PA

Join Friends of the Wissahickon in a woodland celebration of the Winter Solstice and Santa!

Children of all ages are welcome, along with their parents, to traverse the trails of Wissahickon Valley Park to find Woodland Santa and his woodland deer. Children will hear a story and make bird feeders to hang as the each child visits our Woodland Santa. Please meet at the treehouse, and bring a camera!

Admission is free, but registration is limited and required.

Please head over to the event page here for more information!

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Dec
25
12:00 PM12:00

The Annual Washington Crossing the Delaware Reenactment: The Second Crossing, Washington Crossing, PA

 Photo credit: washingtoncrossingpark.org

Photo credit: washingtoncrossingpark.org

Witness the courageous crossing that saved the American Revolution!

Join the thousands of other history-loving attendees in witnessing one of two annual reenactments of General Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of reenactors will participate in the events, starting with a speech by General Washington, followed by the rowing of Durham boats across the Delaware’s icy waters.

This year, the public has two choices of when to attend.

The second, which is the famous Christmas Day crossing, will be a free event.

This event draws thousands every year, and while the actual crossing is around 1PM, it is suggested to arrive early to claim a good viewing location.

More information can be found of the park’s events page by clicking here.

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

 Photo Credit: Stephen Davis

Photo Credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Steward Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

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Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

 Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Jan
27
to Jan 30

2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, Cape May, NJ

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The 2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware River Estuary, will take place from January 27 through January 30 in Cape May, New Jersey and will explore the theme "Estuary 2029: Saving Our System Through Collaboration." The summit will feature over 100 presentations on the latest science, education, and policy topics. Join fellow scientists, educators, and others for stimulating presentations on issues that matter to the Delaware River and Bay!

Estuary 2029: Saving our System Through Collaboration, highlights inter-disciplinary and cross-sector relationships that will be needed to successfully implement the revised Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary. Attendees will be invited to forge new collaborations that promote ecosystem-based science, management and restoration.

The summit will offer a keynote presentation, featured speakers, regular sessions, special topic sessions, hands-on workshops, and discussions. The summit will consist of 26 sessions, some concurrent, containing 15-minute oral presentations, with time allotted for Q&A when possible. Poster presentations will be aligned with session topics, and moderators will facilitate discussions among all presenters and the audience of each session.

Registration is required for every attendee, including speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. Registration includes admission to all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch each day of the conference, as well as dinner on January 28.

For more information, like registration and lodging, please click here!

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

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Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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Feb
2
7:00 AM07:00

Winter Eagle Festival, Mauricetown, NJ

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The Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival is just around the corner, presented by CU Maurice River!

There will be many activities for you and your family to choose from. Whether you go on one of the guided trail walks, check out the live raptors presented by the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge at the firehall, listen to some of the spectacular speakers including the renowned Pete Dunne, or get engaged in the art activities, there is something for everyone in the family!

Please follow the Facebook page for Winter Eagle Festival for a taste of last year's event and for updates regarding this years festival.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

 Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

 Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, West Windsor, NJ

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New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition announces the tenth annual 2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit!

The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey's statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other township leaders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders and others who are interested in making our state a better place to live.

NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.

Keynote speakers include Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives at Adventure Cycling Association, and Steve Vaccaro of Vaccaro & White, Bike & Pedestrian Crash Victim Attorney.

There are over 20 other presentations and panels planned to be offered at this year’s summit including ones regarding trails development and getting an advocacy effort started in your town.

More information about registration, panels, and directions to the event can be found on the Summit’s event page here.

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

Watershed Connections Conference, Boalsburg, PA

The PA Environmental Council, PA Organization For Watersheds and Rivers and other partners will host the statewide Watershed Connections - Leveraging Our Power For Watershed Health- Conference.

The Conference will be a significant educational, training and networking opportunity for anyone involved in watershed groups, restoration, water quality monitoring, building organizational capacity and more.

The program will feature national, state and local presenters, exhibits, one-on-one mentorship opportunities and engaging keynote and guest speakers.

Highlights

  • National, state and local presenters

  • Sunday evening dinner reception

  • Keynote and special guest speakers on Monday

  • Lots of time to meet with fellow watershed group members

  • Exhibitor tables

  • One-on-one mentorship opportunities

  • 25+ education & training sessions organized in four tracks: Organizational Capacity; Aquatic Monitoring & Data Use; Watershed Resources & Programs; Watershed Policy

  • Return of Shark Tank – Funders Edition

Reservations are now being accepted at discounted rates for the conference at Wyndham Garden State College at the Mountain View Country Club and Penn State Ramada.

More information about the event, such as sponsorship and reservation details, can be found on the PA Environmental Digest Blog or the conference’s website.

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA! For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Dec
13
8:00 AM08:00

New Jersey No-Till and Cover Crop Conference, Washington, NJ

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The first annual New Jersey Cover Crop and No-till Conference will be held December 13 2018 at Hawk Pointe Golf Course in Washington, NJ.

North Jersey RC&D is hosting this unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience assembling the some of the best no-tilling and cover cropping farmers in the northeast as well as agronomists, and researchers together in one location to share cutting-edge ideas and strategies to improve the profitability and efficiency of your no-till and cover crop operation.

The conference will help farmers use cover crops more successfully on their farms. From veteran farmers to those who have never used no-till and cover crops, there will be something for everyone.

A full day of informative panels and demonstrations in for those interested in, advocating for, and implementing no-till and cover crops!

Learn more and register online.

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Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

What Is Nature Worth? Return On Environment Studies & the Economic Value of the Outdoors, Webinar

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Join Appalachian Mountain Club for this public webinar on the economic value of the environment!

How do we ensure that the value of nature is included in local planning decisions? Open space and natural resources support the municipal budget and contribute to the local economy, but these benefits are often overlooked when negotiating with landowners, policymakers, and the public.

Join John Rogers, President of Keystone Conservation Trust, and Jeanne Barrett Ortiz, Program Manager at Audubon PA to discuss their groundbreaking Return on Environment studies in the PA Highlands region. This webinar will discuss the findings of the studies, as well as the ways in which this data can be incorporated into decision-making and marketing strategies. 

The webinar is free, but registration is required.

More information on the webinar and registration can be found on the Facebook events page by clicking here.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Annual Washington Crossing The Delaware Reenactment: The First Crossing, Washington Crossing, PA

 Photo Credit: washingtoncrossingpark.org

Photo Credit: washingtoncrossingpark.org

Witness the courageous crossing that saved the American Revolution!

Join the thousands of other history-loving attendees in witnessing one of two annual reenactments of General Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War. Hundreds of reenactors will participate in the events, starting with a speech by General Washington, followed by the rowing of Durham boats across the Delaware’s icy waters.

This year, the public has two choices of when to attend.

The first, on December 9th, will be a ticketed event, with all proceeds going towards future programs in Washington State Park.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-11, and free for those under 5.

More information can be found of the park’s events page by clicking here.

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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Jersey Waterworks Conference, Newark, NJ

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The fourth annual Jersey Water Works Conference is a day-long event that will bring together more than 300 state and local decision-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to amplify the importance of addressing New Jersey’s water infrastructure, explore innovative solutions and celebrate the Jersey Water Works collaborative as an effective, comprehensive approach to achieving statewide impact.

Previous conferences have featured national and local speakers, the announcement of commitments to action by the members of Jersey Water Works, and panel discussions about local water infrastructure challenges and opportunities. More information about the 2015, 2016, and 2017 conferences. Click here to see which organizations have attended the conference.

The conference is approved for 3.25 AICP certification maintenance credits.

The conference is presented by Jersey Water Works, a collaborative of diverse individuals and organizations working to transform New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.

More information, such as registration and an agenda, can be found on the conference’s website here.

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Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Resilient and Sustainable Communities League Summit, Dover, DE

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Join the Resilient and Sustainable Communities League (RASCL) for their 2nd annual Summit! This all day Summit takes a comprehensive look at funding from different perspectives, including the costs of action - and inaction - and the responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges associated with helping communities thrive in the face of a changing climate.

Lunch will be provided to attendees and a networking happy hour will take place at the conclusion of the summit agenda.

RASCL invites participants from all levels of government, including local community leaders and municipal officials, non-profit organizations, consultants, academics, businesses and planners. The day will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as opportunities to network with subject matter experts and planning practitioners.

Space is limited, and registration is required! Please register by Nov. 28, 2018.

Click here for more information on the summit, like agenda topics, and for registration details.

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Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

UD AWRA's 2018 Winter In The Watershed, Newark, DE

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Join the UD Water Resources Center, the Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) and the University of Delaware’s AWRA in celebrating a night of food and professional networking before the rush of the holiday season!

The organization will be hosting their annual “Winter In The Watershed” dinner at Iron Hill Brewery in Newark. Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP is required by November 27th.

They hope to see you there!

For more information and to RSVP for the event, click here.

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Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Jump-start January: Prepare For The 150th General Assembly, Webinar

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Join the Delaware Nature Society and the Clean Water Campaign in a public webinar about becoming involved in legislative processes of Delaware!

Have you ever wondered how to have your voice heard by decision makers? Do you feel strongly about issues like ensuring clean water for all of Delaware? Tune in to this webinar to learn about the legislative process in Delaware and how you can take part, and jumpstart your January!

The webinar will be led by Brenna Goggin.

Information will be sent to those who register, and pre-registration required.

More information on the webinar, and information on registration, can be found here.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day, Lackawaxen, PA

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Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for an overview of their volunteer Eagle Watch program followed by visits to actual monitoring sites. The winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers cover morning or afternoon shifts.

Main monitoring areas are Mongaup Reservoir and the Delaware River at Minisink Falls and the Zane Grey boat launch at Lackawaxen. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the Conservancy’s field office on weekends. On site, volunteers collect data on wintering eagles and resident pairs. They educate the public in “Eagle Etiquette” and on how to have the best eagle watching experience. Volunteers are also needed to help staff booths, do workshops, and participate in other eagle-related events.

To register or for more information, email info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164. You may also visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s website here for more information.

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Writing Postcards for Clean Water, Wilmington, DE

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Are you currently experiencing a dog-poo apocalypse in your neighborhood and it's driving you mad? Are your neighborhood storm drains consistently clogged with trash and you want to do something about it? Take action and host a postcard writing party to your HOA or neighborhood association!

Postcard writing parties are just one of many ways you can take action and get support for an issue that you care about. They're useful for making changes in your neighborhood, or even your local government. Writing to your legislators in a creative way can show that you care about your town and want your voice to be heard.

Join the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and learn how you can host your own postcard writing party. This is a FREE event that's open to the public. Snacks are provided.

For meeting information, and registration for the event, click here!

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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Delaware Watershed Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA

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The Delaware Watershed Research Conference is a component of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s initiative to encourage novel research throughout the Delaware River Watershed, and to foster collaboration among the growing research community.

This gathering will serve as a platform for experts in their respective disciplines to discuss the state of watershed research, particularly within the Delaware River Watershed, toward answering management and conservation questions.

The Delaware Watershed Research Conference will take place Nov. 29 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

DRBC/PADEP 2018 Water Loss Training, Newtown, PA

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The Delaware River Basin Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection are holding training sessions for local water suppliers on water loss management at Bucks County Community College.

The Commission has a robust water conservation program, of which one crucial component is the requirement for public water suppliers to complete an annual water loss audit utilizing the American Water Works Association’s Free Water Audit Software© program for data collection and reporting.  

The software tracks how effectively water is moved from its source to customers' taps, helping suppliers quantify and account for water losses, which may result from: leaking pipes and services, unauthorized uses, and/or inaccuracies with meters that record water delivered from sources and water used by customers. The training teaches participants how to use the AWWA Free Water Audit Software© to better understand and mitigate water losses.

All sessions are provided to water managers for free, thanks to funding from the DEP, and are being led by George Kunkel, P.E., Principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting and co-author of the software program.

Final Training Session

-- November 28: Leakage Management. Click Here to register

For more information about the Water Loss Management Training Series, contact Dr. SeungAh Byun, P.E. at 609-883-9500 x237 or send email to: SeungAh.Byun@drbc.nj.gov.  Visit DRBC’s Water Audit Program webpage for more information on that program.

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Leavitt Branch Dry Dam Walk-And-Tour, Mountainhome, PA

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Join Carol Hillestad and Adam Schellhammer for a talk-and-walk about dry dams, starting at The Friendly Community Center in Mountainhome!

A dry dam sounds like a contradiction. The point of a dam is to hold water, right?

The answer is yes. And also no. The dry dam helps regulate the flow of the Leavitt Branch, one of the headwaters of Brodhead Creek.

Adam Schellhammer of Monroe County Conservation District will share the story and the science: how to protect drinking water, prevent erosion, keep the watershed safe, and coexist with nature, rather than constantly fighting it.

Parking at the dry dam is limited. The walk is easy, with a slight incline and a grassy path that is uneven in places and may be wet.

The tour is free, but registration is required.

For more information on registration for this event, and other events hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association, please click here!

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Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Eagle Day, Hawley, PA

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Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and other local environmental organizations for Eagle Day, a free afternoon of fun for the whole family at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center. Enjoy a “Live Birds of Prey” presentation with Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and hands-on activities for all ages to learn about eagles and other native birds.

Note – you do not need to register in advance for this program, but it is very popular and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information.

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Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Community Tree Planting: Volunteers Needed, Bridgeton, NJ

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Join the American Littoral Society for a day of making Bridgeton just a little more green!

Volunteers are needed to help prep the area and plant trees. The program is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. 

For more information, you can click here to go to the American Littoral Society events page.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Tree ID at the Laurels Preserve: Coatesville, PA

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Join the Brandywine Conservancy on a cool, fall hike aimed at teaching new ways of tree identification!

Does Tree ID seem difficult when the tree does not have leaves? This walk will discuss techniques aimed at identifying trees after the leaves have dropped for the winter. Discussion will cover branching structure, bark texture and habitat conditions.  

Attendees will meet in the Laurels parking lot.

This event is for members of Brandywine Conservancy only.

Interested in more information about the event, or about becoming a member of the Brandywine Conservancy? Click here!

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Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Ecological Impacts of Delaware River Basin Natural Gas Pipelines, Webinar

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With the build-out of natural gas transmission lines well underway in the Marcellus shale region, Trout Unlimited has conducted a landscape-scale analysis to identify high-value natural resources that should be accounted for during the planning and siting of major pipelines in Delaware River Basin states.

Join Trout Unlimited for a webinar to hear the results of its conservation planning/GIS analysis of the ecological impacts of Delaware River Basin pipelines and to see how its new interactive map can be put to effective use.

The event is free to the public, but registration is required.

Please click here to register for this web-based event!

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pennsylvania Stormwater Conference, Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Is your stormwater management program in need of some help? Want to learn the latest best practices in stormwater management? Then the 2018 Pennsylvania Stormwater Conference is for you.

Attendees at this full-day conference will learn about:

  • Stormwater program planning and management
  • How to inspect, operate, and maintain your stormwater infrastructure
  • Water quality planning and monitoring
  • Best management practice case studies from other municipalities
  • Assessing stormwater fees
  • Taking advantage of green infrastucture and low-impact development opportunities

Register online and view the full agenda here.

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Partner Alliance Networking Reception, Philadelphia, PA

Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership for an evening of networking with their Partner Alliance, 50+ businesses and organizations that make their clean water effort possible.

The event is free, but RSVPs are required: ttfwatershed.org/NetworkingReception

Questions? Email emilie@ttfwatershed.org or call 215-744-1853.

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Nov
15
5:15 PM17:15

Post Election Forum: The State of PA's Environment, Philadelphia, PA

What happened during the 2018 elections nationally and in PA? How will it impact environmental policymaking and what should we expect in the coming years?

Please join PennFuture and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania for the evening to discuss the results of the November 6th elections and what it means for environmental protection and climate action.

Hear from state and national policymakers from both sides of the aisle leading the fight for environmental protection and the elected officials bringing fresh perspectives on how we can defend against rollbacks and advance new legislation in the future.

Space is limited - register early to guarantee a seat! Tickets are $25 per person, and $10 for students. Complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will be available. 

More information about the event, such as panelists, can be found by clicking here!

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Delaware River Towns: Full of Character & Full of Characters, Washington Crossing, PA

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Delaware River Greenways presents “Delaware River Towns: Full of Character and Full of Characters” - an illustrated talk by Jeffrey Marshall, the president of the Heritage Conservancy. This talk is one in a series discussing different aspects of the cultural and natural heritage of the Delaware River. This event is open to the public free of charge, and will take place at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road (Route 32), Washington Crossing, PA.

More information: https://delawarerivergreenwaypartnership.org/index.php/events/event-calendar/25

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Nov
14
1:30 PM13:30

DRBC Public Hearing, Washington Crossing, PA

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The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The public hearing will include 25 draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other projects that could have a substantial effect on the basin’s water resources. 

The hearing will be open to the public.

Full details, including location information, the draft dockets, and instructions on how to comment, are available if you click here.

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Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

It Ain’t Easy Getting Green: Incentivizing Watershed Programs, Dover, DE

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Join Delaware Nature Society for a free webcast about funding watershed programs!

The webcast will present an overview of water quality funding strategies throughout the United States, with a look back at historical approaches to appreciate our need to look ahead in the adoption of alternative approaches.

Two case studies will present how an East Coast city is implementing urban stormwater credit trading and how a West Coast utility is achieving funding resilience for watershed programs.

The viewing will be held in the State Street Commons Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the 100 W St. Dover, DE 19904.

To register for the event, please click here!

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Nov
14
9:30 AM09:30

Wilmington's Drinking Water, What's Up?, Wilmington, DE

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Join the Delaware Nature Society on a journey to see how clean water gets to Northern Delaware residents every day! A large percentage of Northern Delaware's drinking water comes from the Brandywine River. Follow the water as it travels the newly restored mill race, is cleaned at the Porter Filtration Plant, and gets distributed throughout Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred. Enjoy a water tasting overlooking the Cool Spring Reservoir Plaza, and end with a hike to the top of Hoopes Dam. Bring a bag lunch and wear good walking shoes. Dress for the weather. The tour is led by Sally O'Byrne.

Members: $15, Others: $25
Van transportation provided from DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801

Contact: (302) 656-1490

To register for the event through the Delaware Nature Society’s website, click here.

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Tackle Trails Volunteer Opportunity, Mohnton, PA

Join Natural Lands staff and other volunteers in tackling trails at Natural Lands Green Hills Preserve, a beautiful Berks County green space! The group will cut vines, remove invasive plants, and pick-up debris. 

Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn about habitats and wildlife, while helping care for natural resources and connecting with like-minded people. Put on sturdy boots, and prepare to get dirty working alongside great folks!

Bring a filled water bottle, work gloves, and long-handled lopers.

The event is free, but registration is required.

To find out more information, or to register, click here!

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Veterans Day On The Bay, Newport, NJ

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Please join the American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation for their 4th Annual Veterans Day on the Bay. This Veterans Day event will dedicate the reef built in April, 2018 at the 4th Annual Shell-a-Bration to the US Coast Guard.


The event will also feature food from Spanky's BBQ, arts and crafts for children, as well as hands-on study of the wildlife living in this new reef through interactive marine science activities such as seining and species identification.

Veterans Day on the Bay is rain or shine. The celebration will be a picnic-style event, so please bring blankets and chairs.

Please contact Quinn Whitesall for information or to RSVP at quinn@littoralsociety.org.

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Love Your Park, Philadelphia, PA

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Join Friends of the Wissahickon in their final steps to opening up a beautiful new trail system at Wissahickon Valley Park!

Many of the older trails in the park have been identified as unsustainable, which means they erode easily, and often times weren’t built to properly drain water. This creates muddy trails. Earlier this year, the park closed off a piece of unsustainable trail that had been rerouted with a beautiful new section of trail.  They are now ready for the fun, final phase in giving that old trail back to the forest: planting! Come on out and help plant a slew of native trees and shrubs!

Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lightning, high winds, etc.

Please meet at Mr. Airy Avenue Trailhead.

For more information, and registration for the event, click here!

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting, Reading, PA

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The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) will be hosting a special 15 year anniversary extravaganza as part of their annual conference! During the annual one-day conference to celebrate 15 years of action, they'll look back on successes and into the future for innovative ideas, projects, and collaboration. This event is free and open to the public.

You'll hear from local watershed stakeholders, such as a farmer, teacher, and fisherman, about how SAN projects have impacted their work and community. You'll also learn about new tools, resources, and creative funding programs in order to advance your work in the Schuylkill River Watershed. 

REGISTER HERE!

DOWNLOAD THE DRAFT AGENDA HERE.

Stay afterwards from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM for a special happy hour celebration with beer, wine, and h'ordeuvres.

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Ways Fracking Game Workshop, Bethlehem, PA

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Want to learn how the oil and gas industry impacts communities, the environment, and politics, and how you can be part of the solution fighting to protect our land, water and public health?

Join the Sierra Club Water Defenders monthly meeting for a unique workshop with Water Ways, a design collective, working through a series of illustrations telling the story of water and the natural gas industry in PA, NJ and the surrounding area. They will hold a special role-playing game that will unravel the multi-faceted story of how the fracking industry impacts communities, ecosystems, and politics, while the resilient resistance fights for our future.

All are welcome! Come out for socializing, pizza, and #cleanwater advocacy! This event will take place at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA. For questions, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org. Register and find out more here.

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Asking the Right Questions in Stormwater Review, Webinar

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Join The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for an educational webinar about stormwater. The program will highlight steps to guide you and your municipality to ensure that new development is in compliance with the New Jersey stormwater management regulations.

The presentation will include review of the Stormwater eLearning Tool.


Registration Details:

ANJEC Members: No charge to participate

Non-members: $10

For more information about how to attend the event, click here to go to the ANJEC conference/event page!

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