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2016 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report

2016
Report on the condition of the 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and 161,455 lake acres in Pennsylvania, as well as descriptions of pollution control and monitoring programs.
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Abandoned and Orphan Oil and Gas Wells and the Well-Plugging Program

Summary of the Department of Environmental Protection's program to plug abandoned oil and gas wells. It is estimated that as many as 760,000 wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, and over 500,000 remain unaccounted for.
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Abandoned Mine Reclamation in Pennsylvania

2018
Presentation outlining the extent and impact of abandoned mine lands in Pennsylvania, as well as efforts to restore them.
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Aug 09, 2018
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Assesment of Community Watershed Organizations in Rural Pennsylvania

2005
Organizations/Sources: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s waterways face numerous threats, including excess nutrient loading, sedimentation, decreased flow, chemical pollutants, invasive species, access, and recreational conflict. In the last decade, there was a rapid expansion of community watershed organizations (CWOs) aimed at solving local watershed issues across the commonwealth and the nation. The development of local, volunteer-led watershed organizations seems to represent a paradigm shift to a community-based approach for generating long-term solutions to local watershed problems.
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Assessment of Community Watershed Organizations in Rural Pennsylvania

2005
Organizations/Sources: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Personnel from Penn State's Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology prepared the report under a grant from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
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Assessment of PA Regulatory Scheme to Protect Water Resources

2009
Organizations/Sources: Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Presentation regarding PA's regulations regarding water protection in Marcellus Shale drilling.
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Bear Run Dam Removal

2009
Authors: Andrew Zadnik
Organizations/Sources: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Presentation regarding dam removal benefits and techniques
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Aug 21, 2018
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Dam Removal: A Tool for Achieving Multiple Conservation Goals

2009
Authors: Frank Moone
Organizations/Sources: Wild Waterways Conservancy, Inc.
This presentation focuses on dam removal techniques and benefits
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Developing Effective MS4 Stormwater Programs on a Shoestring

2009
Organizations/Sources: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Presentation on stormwater management programs.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Emmaus Community Park Stream Restoration

Authors: Rebecca Hayden
This is a stream restoration case study that discusses re-grading the steep eroding stream banks, planting a native riparian buffer and establishing fish habitat improvement structures.
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Aug 20, 2018
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Fish and Boat Commission Annual Report of Growing Greener Funding

2017
Outlines the cost and completion status of PFBC projects funded by Growing Greener as of 2017.
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Jun 01, 2018
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Green Guide for Property Management

This publication is a guide to aid large property owners with innovative green projects to reduce stormwater pollution. It contains stormwater management practices and site examples.
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Aug 20, 2018
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Groff’s Mill Park Streambank Restoration

Authors: John Munro
This is a case study of a streambank restoration project in Montgomery County utilizing bioengineering (bio-structural) design rather than "hard engineering" methods to prevent erosion.
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Integrated Water Resources Planning and its Challenges in Pennsylvania

2009
Authors: Edward Wilson
Organizations/Sources: 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Presentation focuses on water resource planning.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Legacy Sediment Defined

2009
Organizations/Sources: Franklin and Marshall College
Presentation by Dr. Dorothy Merritts (F&M College) on research, done jointly with Dr. Robert Walter, which defines legacy sediment, describes the characteristics of legacy sediment and its distribution with respect to historic mill dams; and provides examples of recent stream restoration sites with legacy sediment impairments.
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Mentor Survey: Closing the Deal with Rural Landowners

2018
Organizations/Sources: Land Trust Alliance
Survey of experienced conservation staff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that highlights key strategies for working with rural landowners to implement conservation practices to improve water quality such as riparian buffers and streambank fencing. The survey was conducted with the long-term goal of developing a training course to help entry-level and mid-career conservation staff better work with landowners.
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Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping

2003
This publication is an informational guide to native species appropriate for planting in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and adjacent coastal regions. It includes color photographs of the species, making it a user-friendly resource for landscape design.
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Pennsylvania Water Quality: Your Private Well: What do the results mean? (2nd edition)

2012
Organizations/Sources: B.F. Environmental Consultants, Inc.
The booklet informs citizens on issues related to water conservation, ensuring that private water supply systems produce safe drinking water for your family, protecting the long-term quality of our streams and drinking water sources, and helping you to understand the potential sources of pollution to our water resources. The booklet provides general information explaining certified water testing, chain-of-custody, and drinking water regulations and standards. It provides information related to the health (primary standards) or aesthetic (secondary standards) concerns for each parameter and provides information on water quality parameters that do not specifically have a drinking water limit. This reference is intended as a guide to understand water quality by providing guidance on selecting water quality testing parameters for baseline testing from a citizen's perspective and by serving as a tool to help interpret water quality data. In some cases, this document provides guidance on what actions you may want to consider. The booklet can be accessed at http://www.slideshare.net/interpro63/pennsylvania-private-well-owners-manual or http://www.private-well-owner.org.
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Protecting Pennsylvania’s Streams: People, Perceptions and Preservation

2009
Authors: Susan Day
This presentation focuses on various barriers and opportunities in generating public and agency support and cooperation in local watershed protection efforts.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Report: Feasibility of Establishing a Water Use Fee in Pennsylvania

2018
The study is to determine potential revenues from House Bill 20, PN 1846 of 2017; the necessary fee rates to generate annual revenues of $500 million, $300 million, and $100 million; and potential revenue from each of the major watersheds in Pennsylvania.
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Jun 07, 2018
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Report of Projects Funded Through Growing Greener II (Fish and Boat Commission)

2017
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
List of Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission projects funded through Growing Greener II.
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Aug 23, 2018
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Selling Nutrient Credits to Save Farms

2009
Organizations/Sources: Evergreen Conservation Trust
Presentation on nutrient trading programs.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Stream Restoration Techniques in the Lititz Run Watershed

Authors: Andrew Donaldson
Organizations/Sources: LandStudies Inc.
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Aug 21, 2018
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Structural Soils & Stormwater Management: Virginia Tech's Mini Parking Lot

Fact sheet investigating new innovations in stormwater management
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Aug 21, 2018
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Sustainable Stormwater Management and Small Storm Design

2009
Authors: Michele Adams
Organizations/Sources: Meliora Environmental Design
Presentation regarding Low Impact Development & Stormwater Management Technical Training
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Aug 21, 2018
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The Pennsylvania Water and Wastewater Gap Study

2015
At current user rates, the updated (2015) total drinking water and wastewater gap over the next 10 years in Pennsylvania is $18.6 billion, $10.2 billion for drinking water and $8.4 billion for wastewater. That total is reduced to $4.2 billion if rates are increased to 1.5 percent of median household income. .
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Watershed-Based Conservation Projects

2009
Organizations/Sources: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Presentation includes information on watershed planning, scientific research on hellbenders, fish, macroinvertebrates, and freshwater mussels, as well as information concerning conservation easements.
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