Upcoming Ohio River Basin Alliance Webinar on Community Benefits of River Restoration

ORBA is kicking off their annual winter webinar series with a discussion of the “Community Benefits of River Restoration”. This one hour webinar will be held at noon on Wednesday, January 31. The flier is attached, and you can also access the registration link (and see dates and topics for upcoming webinars) here: https://www.orsanco.org/ohio-river-discussion-series/ PDF…

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Invitation to Neighborhood Meeting: Ohio River Tunnel Project – Tuesday, January 30, 2024

 |  | Dear Residents and Workers of the North Side,  We are excited to invite you to a neighborhood meeting hosted by ALCOSAN, where we will provide you with essential information about our proposed regional tunnel system, the Ohio River Tunnel project. As valued members of this community, we are eager to hear your thoughts…

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Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

EPA will be holding a public hearing on its proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) next week on January 16. You can register for that hearing here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epas-proposed-lcri-public-hearing-tickets-767835214797?aff=erelpanelorg. Background on the rule is available on EPA’s website.  Presentations prepared by the American Water Works Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency from a recent roundtable…

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CFA Begins Accepting Applications For Act 13 Watershed Restoration

CFA Begins Accepting Applications For Act 13 Watershed Restoration, Mine Reclamation, Sewage, Flood Mitigation, Recreation Grants Feb. 1 http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2024/01/cfa-begins-accepting-applications-for.html?m=1The Commonwealth Financing Authority begins accepting applications for Act 13 Program watershed restoration, abandoned mine drainage abatement, baseline water quality data, orphaned or abandoned well plugging, sewage facilities, flood mitigation programs and recreation grants on February 1.…

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Drinking Water Standards Working Group Meeting – Jan. 10, 1 pm

The first Drinking Water Standards Working Group Meeting of 2024 will be Wed. Jan. 10 at 1 pm via zoom. An suggested agenda is attached. Feel free to join via this zoom invitation: Join Zoom Meeting https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95441197768 Meeting ID: 954 4119 7768 One tap mobile +12678310333,,95441197768# US (Philadelphia) 8778535247,,95441197768# US Toll-free Dial by your location…

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Private Water Supply Education and Testing Webinar – January 8

The Penn State Extension provides an important resource for the many residents of the Basin that get their water supply from a private well or spring. There is a virtual presentation that will review how to properly maintain well and spring systems and how to test privately sourced drinking water. The Water Network is working…

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(SW PA Water Network (all)) Waterway Benefits Study Webinar – Jan. 25

This case study webinar may be of interest to some as we work to capture the hard to quantify but obvious cultural benefits of our rivers and streams.  Here is a link to the project website. Links to register for the webinar are in the description below: Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee (IERQC) Monthly Webinar…

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Climate Awakening: Crafting a Sustainable Future – Jan. 12 at Contemporary Craft

Join POWR and your watershed colleagues for an evening of learning, thoughtful engagement, exploration, and conversation at Contemporary Craft, located at 5645 Butler St. in Pittsburgh.  Presenting contemporary art in craft materials by international, national, and regional artists since 1971, Contemporary Craft offers innovative exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary art. Their current exhibition,…

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Draft FY2025 River Budget from American Rivers and its partners

For the past few years American Rivers has provided a River Budget that outlines priorities for federal spending to ensure a future of clean water and healthy rivers everywhere, for everyone. Here is the report for FY 2024. While debate remains regarding the FY2024 federal budget, it will soon be time for President Biden to…

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