PA Watershed Summit - Wilkes University Presents Free Assistance to Watershed Groups

Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologists, participated in the PA Watershed Summit and presented information of the C-SAW Program (Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds). The C-SAW Program provides free technical assistace in Pennsylvania.
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May 2, 2010 - PRLog -- Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University held the Pennsylvania Watershed Summit in State College, PA.    As part of this program, the Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds was asked to present information on free assistance to watershed organizations.  The C-SAW program is managed by the Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation and Development Council.

As a representative of the C-SAW Program and Pocono NE RC&D Council, Mr. Brian Oram participated in this summit.  Mr. Brian Oram  a licensed professional geologist and the director for the Center for Environmental Water Quality Laboratory at Wilkes University.  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.

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

Current Watershed Survey

To review a copy of the presentation for the event, please go to

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The Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council is a community resource providing expertise in resource management and development throughout a ten county area of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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