PA Watershed Summit 2010 Watershed Training Free Assistance to Watershed Groups

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in promoting the health and future of Pennsylvania’s waterways on Saturday, May 1, 2010
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April 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Citizens from all walks of Pennsylvania’s watershed community will have the opportunity to share their expertise and wisdom, as well as learn from peers. Participants will include community watershed organizations, Trout Unlimited chapters, and sportsmen’s groups, along with environmental professionals from conservation districts, government agencies, academia, and consulting firms.

On Saturday, May 1, the Summit will begin at 8:20 a.m., with one of our keynote speakers. There will be eight breakout sessions, each of which will be offered twice during the morning and will focus on the areas of organizational development and technical assistance.

The Organizational Track will cover topics relating to board development, community engagement, and financial opportunities and diversity. The Technical Track will offer information on Datashed, volunteer monitoring, available resources for community watershed organizations, and the current issues surrounding Marcellus Shale gas well drilling.

Our second keynote speaker will present after lunch. Attendees will then work together to prioritize their expectations for the incoming Governor of Pennsylvania and meet the newest allies in the efforts to renew Growing Greener.

Please come early to enjoy our Friday evening reception featuring appetizers, a cash bar, and opportunities to network with colleagues and other professionals in the display area.

Mr. Brian Oram  a licensed professional geologist and the director for the Center for Environmental Water Quality Laboratory at Wilkes University and principle of B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. will be a presenter at the summit.  Mr. Oram has a BS Degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Wilkes University and a MS Degree in Environmental Pollution Control from The Pennsylvania State University.  

In addition to working on research and consumer product development, Mr. Oram, via the Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University,  is a partner in the C-SAW Program.  Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW) program which provides successful capacity-building assistance to watershed & lake associations as well as other conservation groups to effectively address local water-quality concerns across the state.  C-SAW’s multi-disciplinary team offers three levels of technical assistance, each customized to meet the groups’ specific, and changing needs:  

(1) watershed-specific (short-term) technical assistance;
(2) mentoring (long-term) assistance; and
(3) quality assurance/quality control assistance.

The PA Watershed Summit 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ramada Inn Conference Center
State College, PA

For more information about the C-SAW Program, please visit

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