Friday, July 11, 2014

Rewarding Environmental Stewardship

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.

Ensuring that community efforts to protect and improve the local environment are publicly acknowledged, The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is looking for a few good people, projects and organizations to recognize with an Environmental Award.

The Perkiomen Watershed appears in 

light purple in this map
 “Through commitments of time, energy and resources, individuals and organizations in the community have made a positive environmental impact at the local level. It's important that the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy acknowledge these efforts, so we're asking for your help. By nominating someone, a project or an organization, you'll let us know about work that has made a significant contribution to improving the Perkiomen Creek Watershed or protecting local water supplies," said Board member Garrett Burch.

To be eligible for the Award, nominees or nominated projects must be located within the 362 square-mile Perkiomen Creek Watershed, comprised of all or part of 57 municipalities within Montgomery, Berks, Bucks and Lehigh Counties. 

Awards will be given in several categories: Kids Making a Difference, Advocate of the Watershed, Corporate, Teaching Excellence, Preston Luitweiler Friend of the Watershed, Municipal and Land Use.

The awards will be presented at the Conservancy’s Environmental Awards Banquet and 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held October 22, 2014. 

All nominations will be judged by site visits or interviews performed by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Events Committee. 

Anyone may make a nomination and all entries are encouraged. 

For more details and entry form go to or contact Susan in Outreach 610.287.9383 or

Submissions must be made by July 31, 2014.

The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s mission is to serve all who live, work and play within the Perkiomen Creek Watershed by conserving and protecting the land and water resources of its 362 square-miles in four counties – Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery. 

Founded in 1964 to combat pollution in the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries, today the Conservancy helps ensure quality drinking water for hundreds of local communities including Philadelphia.

A private 501 (c)3 nonprofit, the Conservancy is funded in part through grants, individual and business memberships and generous support through the Protectors of the Perkiomen program.

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