NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties

NRCS-PA Conducting Rapid Survey Of Western PA Counties To Determine Impacts Of Flooding So Far In April https://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2024/04/nrcs-pa-conducting-rapid-survey-of.html?m=1 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service-PA State Conservationist Denise Coleman is conducting a rapid survey in Western Pennsylvania Counties under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to determine if the impacts of flooding from the April 2024 rainfall events…

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EPA Region 3 Virtual Summit “Empowering Communities for Environmental Equity (May 16 10-4pm)

The EPA Mid-Atlantic Summit is a one-day virtual event that is geared towards addressing environmental health topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic Region. The summit is held annually and features an opening plenary with state environmental secretaries and concurrent sessions focused on various topics, including equity, environmental justice, sustainability, grant opportunities, and more. https://web.cvent.com/event/a40840fe-b2dc-4848-81d6-dd2afdbe6c70/summary

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May 16 – Act 48 Watershed Teaching Tools for Educators – Workshops in Westmoreland County

Penn State Extension provides a variety of non-formal education opportunities across Pennsylvania to a wide range of audiences. On May 16th, at 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM we are holding free “train-the-trainer” programs at the Westmoreland County Extension Office in Greensburg, PA to introduce two curriculum activity kits to educators that would like to add…

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April 18 Lunch & Learn: Water IS Life.

This year the Black Appalachian Coalition and the Ohio River Valley Institute have been hosting a lunch & learn series on the impacts of petrochemical development on Black communities in Appalachia.   Session 1 gave an overview and presented the concept that Health is a Human Right. Session 2 in March addressed air pollution: health…

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EPA PFAS MCL for Drinking Water

Earlier today EPA finalized a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) establishing legally enforceable levels, called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for six PFAS in drinking water. PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS, PFNA, and HFPO-DA as contaminants with individual MCLs, and PFAS mixtures containing at least two or more of PFHxS, PFNA, HFPO-DA, and PFBS using a Hazard…

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Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment

NOTICES: PA Bulletin DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Draft Total Maximum Daily Load Program Priorities for 2024—2032; Available for Public Comment[54 Pa.B. 1634] [Saturday, March 23, 2024] https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol54/54-12/405.html Under section 303(d)(1)(A) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1313(d)(1)(A)) requires states to create a priority ranking for waterways that require Total Maximum Daily Load…

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Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop – April 18

Join the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network and its partners at the next Municipal Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop, April 18 at Butler County Community College.  The workshop is designed to empower communities and the entire water sector with the knowledge and tools to enhance public water systems sustainably.  Hosted by leading experts in the field, this…

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Build Your Leadership Skills — an opportunity

I’m sharing an opportunity to learn leadership and facilitation skills virtually this spring.  Facilitating Engaging Meetings is a 3-part online program designed to increase your understanding of meeting facilitation skills through guided and interactive workshop sessions.  Participants in this program from the Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) will benefit from a peer learning environment and…

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Opportunity for local organizations through River Network

River Network is looking to launch new  Community-Led Research (CLR) projects and Leadership Development (LD) programs in partnership with local organizations. Selected organizations receive up to $8,000 in funding and direct technical assistance to advance their project. We are particularly interested in partnering with organizations that are: 1. working to advance climate resilience, 2. focused…

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Municipal Infrastructure Financing Workshop | April 18

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Network’s next Municipal Water Infrastructure Financing Workshop is April 18 at the Butler County Community College.  The workshop is designed to empower communities to attract the federal and state funding and tools to enhance public water systems sustainably.  Attendees will learn the secrets to financing resilient water infrastructure and building quality…

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