SAN Connections - Fall 2016 (1)

Welcome Kate! 
Kate Hutelmyer A note from Kate Hutelmyer, Senior Watershed Coordinator at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary:

"I'm thrilled to have recently joined the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) as the new Senior Watersheds Coordinator. In this role, I'll be working to manage and grow PDE's involvement in collaborative efforts like the Schuylkill Action Network across the region of the Delaware Estuary. This is an exciting time for the Schuylkill River watershed, as the theme of the 2016 SAN Annual Meeting, A Vision for the Schuylkill, will highlight. I look forward to working with you all through the SAN toward our shared vision for a clean and healthy Schuylkill River."

SAN Annual Meeting
It's not too late to register!

The Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting is on Friday, November 4 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Reading Area Community College. This year's theme is A Vision for the Schuylkill. Presentations will focus on new initiatives/plans being developed and how we can better align our efforts to be more successful in protecting and restoring the Schuylkill Watershed.
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Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Awards
IMG_2339 On Wednesday, September 7, the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grant awards were announced at the beautiful Marty Nothstein property along the Schuylkill River in Port Clinton, PA. A total of $278,832 in grants were awarded to eight projects that will focus on stormwater runoff, abandoned mine drainage, and agricultural pollution. In addition, two transaction grants were awarded to protect high-priority lands through conservation easements.

View all of the projects here.

Science & Environmental Summit
Join us for the Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit from January 22-25, 2017 in Cape May, NJ!

Registration opens on November 1. To guarantee your spot, register early and receive discounts on the conference fee.

Date to Register 3 Day 1 Day Student
Nov 1 to Dec 1 $330 $170 $110
Dec 2 to Jan 1 $380 $200 $135
Jan 2 to Jan 8 $465 $245 $180

Bill Reichert Awarded for his Stewardship Efforts
Bill Reichert
Photo Credit: Times Online
Congratulations and thanks to Bill Reichert for all of his efforts protecting the headwaters of the Schuylkill River!

Bill is the president of the Schuylkill Headwaters Association and recently received the Partnership Award from Schuylkill County commissioners. Bill has played a critical role in protecting and restoring the waterways in Schuylkill County, through projects that address abandoned mine drainage and stormwater pollution, as well as through environmental education programs and activites. 

Finding the Green! 
Looking for potential grants to apply to?

Then Finding the Green is the perfect guide for you.

View grant opportunities here
Finding the Green

Perkiomen Township Stormwater Treatment Series
IMG_3447 This fall, Montgomery County Conservation District and Perkiomen Township finished the final step of a stormwater treatment plan, which features the following practices in a series: naturalized basin, vegetated swale, 3,000 square-foot rain garden, and a wet vegetated swale. Plantings were selected and installed with the help from the Perkiomen Valley High School Key Club students, who have received multiple awards for their efforts.

Master Watershed Stewards
The Master Watershed Stewards Program is holding its first training in Berks County in the spring of 2017. If you have interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to make a difference in your community, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

For more information, view the flyer here or contact Karin Wulkowicz at 610-378-1327 ext. 221 or

Upcoming Events
  • November 4, 9:30am-3pm - SAN Annual Meeting at Reading Area Community College
  • November 30, 10am-12pm - Agriculture Workgroup Meeting at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533


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