Congratulations and Thanks to Jon!
JC-cropped-blog-300x265 Last month, Jon Capacasa, one of the Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) founders and the SAN Executive Steering Committee Chair, retired after almost 42 years at EPA.

The SAN is thankful for his strong leadership over the years and wishes him the best in his retirement!

Click here for more on his accomplishments.

2017 Schuylkill Street Art Contest
Here's a fun art contest for students in grades 6-12 in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties.

There will be a first, second, and third place winner for each county. First place winners get their artwork installed as street art around a storm drain and win a $100 gift card! Second and third place winners receive a $75 and $50 gift card, respectively. 
2017 Schuylkill Street Art Contest Ad (2)

Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill
Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill It's not too late to register for the Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill!

The one-day conference is a great opportunity to learn about successes in the watershed and transfer ideas to your organization.

The conference is on Saturday, March 11 at Montgomery County Community College.

Schuylkill Scrub is Starting Soon!
The Schuylkill Scrub, a watershed-wide cleanup initiative, begins March 1.

Last year, over 29,000 volunteers participated in nearly 800 cleanups to remove over 500,000 pounds of trash from the watershed! 

You can volunteer at a cleanup or coordinate your own to make this year's stats even more impressive!

 
French Creek Cleanup 4-23-16 (Amy Everington) (3)
Photo Credit: Amy Everington

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts
P1110048 Do you know of a high school student in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, or Schuylkill counties looking for a fun summer program to participate in? Tell them to check out Schuylkill Acts & Impacts, a week-long kayaking and camping adventure along the Schuylkill River.

Students begin the trip in the headwaters, or start of the Schuylkill River, and make their way down to Philadelphia. Along the way they learn about what impacts the river and what they can do to help protect the watershed.

Applications are due March 24!

Watershed Connections Conference
The 2017 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations is being held on March 5-6 in State College.

You'll learn how to strengthen your local organization by hearing about innovative programs and projects. You'll also get the chance to network with fellow watershed organizations and funders. 
Watershed Connections Conference

Golf Course Conservation Outreach
the Green Montgomery County Conservation District recently developed a guide for golf courses to become more sustainable.

Best practices include establishing no/low mow areas, planting native species, using fertilizers and chemicals wisely, and conserving water.

Download the brochure here.

Grant Opportunities

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