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August 8, 2011
(8/8/2011)
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* New Poll Shows Voter Support For Marcellus Shale Drilling Fee Increasing


* Corbett: Drilling Fee Could Cap Old Gas Wells; But They Aren't A Priority


* DEP Declares Drought Watches, Warnings In 44 Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday issued a drought warning for four Pennsylvania counties and a drought watch for 40 counties.

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced


* House Consumer Affairs Committee Briefed On Electric, Gas Competition


* EPA Administrator Highlights Warwick Twp. Watershed Restoration Efforts


* Penn State: Preserving Habitat Within Watersheds One Yard At A Time

Adopting watershed-friendly practices in urban and suburban yards is increasingly important because development is the fastest growing land use in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. And it is not the only one.

* Spotlight - Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Turns Rust Into Useful Products

Since 1995 the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition has installed 12 passive mine drainage treatment systems treating over 500 million gallons of abandoned mine drainage every year removing 190 tons of acidity, 8 tons of aluminum and 150 tons of iron each year.
            The removal of iron accumulated during the treatment process is required as part of a regular maintenance program, but presented a problem for project sponsors.

* PA American Water Joins Mon River Stakeholders To Protect Water Quality


* Experience The Delaware Estuary Celebration October 13


* Video Blog: What Are Vernal Pools? Western PA Conservancy Staff Explains

The PA Natural Heritage Program staff at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy explain the significant of their work while conducting a species sampling in a vernal pool.  Click Here to watch video.

* Friends Of The Wissahickon Host Free Ice Cream Social August 24

The Friends of the Wissahickon invites everyone to the Fifth Annual Ice Cream Social on August 24  on the lawn outside their office at 8708 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill from 3 to 6 p.m.

* Nearly 160,000 Volunteers Pick Up 7 Million Pounds Of Trash In Great American Cleanup

159,922 volunteers in this year's Great American Cleanup of PA collected 354,267 bags, or 7,085,340 pounds of trash, cleaning 13,140 miles of roads, railroad tracks, trails, waterways, and shorelines, and 5,887 acres of park and/or wetlands in 4,222 separate cleanup events.

* Keep PA Beautiful: Delaware Coast Cleanups Collect Over 7 Tons Of Trash


* Consider Joining, Supporting Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

One piece of litter thrown out of a car window doesn’t seem consequential to the environment. But combined with every discarded gum wrapper, take-out bag, or soda can, pretty soon the effect on our natural world and local communities is significant. We hope you will consider being a part of positive change today.

* DEP Provides Notice Of Electronic Device Recycling Requirements

 

* Your School Could Win Dream Machine Recycle Rally Contest


* Save The Date: PA Resources Council Annual Awards Dinner November 9


* Applications For Business In Our Sites Brownfield Funding Accepted Through October 31


* Dickinson College Receives Highest Possible Score On Green Honor Roll


* Applications For Solar Energy Program Due October 31


* State Park Benefits: Lace-Up For Leah 5 K Memorial Run/Walk, Wine & Cheese Reception

Please participate in the Wine and Cheese Reception and Silent Auction on August 14 and the Lace-Up For Leah 5K Run/Walk on September 18 organized by the PA Parks and Forests Foundation.

* DCNR Awards Rural Firefighting Grants


* DEP Proposes Changes To Permits Related To Disposal Of Marcellus Shale Well Fluids


* Marcellus Shale Coalition Sponsors Community Discussion In Philadelphia


* Transportation Funding Advisory Commission Report Delivered To Governor


* Feature - Travel Bugs From PA Wilds Like Bass A. Beck Go Far And Wide

Basse A. Beck is now in South West England, UK, spreading his message of cleaning up acid mine drainage and restoring migrating fish to Pennsylvania’s rivers.

* PA Bulletin: Catalog Of Nonregulatory Documents

The Governor's Office Saturday published its annual Catalog of Nonregulatory Documents-- statements of police, guidance manuals, decisions, rules and other written materials that provide compliance related information pursuant to Executive Order 1996-1. The documents are listed by agency.  (PA Bulletin page 4285)

* Nonprofit Governing Boards, Risks, Opportunities Workshop October 3


* Grants & Awards

This section gives you a heads up on upcoming deadlines for awards and grants and other recognition programs. NEW means new from last week.

* Quick Clips


* Marcellus Shale NewsClips


* Watershed NewsClips


* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits


* Calendar Of Events


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