2009 Schuylkill Watershed Congress

Posted by on February 9, 2009

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is pleased to announce:

The 2009 Schuylkill Watershed Congress
Saturday, March 7th,
Montgomery County Community College
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

With a Special Schuylkill River Paddle
Offered Sunday, March 8th
by Hidden River Outfitters
The Schuylkill Watershed Congress is an annual gathering of citizens interested in understanding, protecting, and restoring local watersheds and streams. This event features a diverse program with concurrent and poster sessions covering a broad range of watershed topics.

Register by Friday, February 20th, 2009 to qualify for the $40 Early Registration Fee. After February 20th, the Registration Fee increases to $50 per person. Registration fees cover participation in Saturday’s program, Saturday morning’s hospitality and lunch.

For 2009, the Keynote Speaker will be Andrew Pitz, Vice President, Strategic Policy & Planning, Natural Lands Trust. His presentation is titled, “Climate Change in the Watershed.” This presentation will address climate science, present specific regional data and include an interactive discussion.

Concurrent and Poster sessions offer a wide variety of topics including:

* Climate Change Impacts on Pennsylvania Water Resources
* Hands-on Macroinvertebrate Identification
* Protecting Headwater Streams in Pennsylvania
* Invasive Plant Removal
* Protecting Watersheds by Naming Streams
* Emerging Contaminants in Pennsylvania Streams
* Streambank Reconstruction: Snags & Successes
* Impacts of Coal Tar Pavement Sealants on Stream Health
* Improving Stormwater Management Practices by Homeowners Associations
* The Future of Wastewater Treatment
* Digital Resource for Watershed Groups

For complete details on all sessions being offered and for registration and sponsorship information, go to:

The 2009 Schuylkill Watershed Congress is made possible in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation’s Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, and Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Please consider becoming a financial sponsor of the 2009 Schuylkill Watershed Congress. For more information, contact:

Chari Towne
Schuylkill Programs
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
300 Pond Street, 2nd Floor
Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215-369-1188, ext. 109
Cell: 610-469-6005
Fax: 215-369-1181

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