Saturday, March 14 is when the 2015 Schuylkill Watershed Congress gathers for its annual session of education and advocacy at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown.
I've attended a number of these over the years and nearly always find a seminar or speaker which makes the visit worthwhile.
You can read the entire program for this year's program by clicking here.
Samples of some of the programs include:
- Tracking invasive species in Pennsylvania with one program devoted to one particularly nasty
- Meeting water quality goals through stream restoration;
- Increasing flood resiliency in the Schuylkill Watershed;
- Building volunteer stream monitoring programs;
- Teens using theater to teach science;
- Understanding the urban watershed, making the classroom connection.
The Congress provides useful information and tools for educators, federal, state and local agencies; municipal officials and staff; environmental consultants; community groups; conservancies and land trusts; or the general public.
And there is a benefit to registering early.
If you do so before Feb. 27, the cost is only $50.
From Feb. 28 through March 14, the cost is $75.
Also, there is a special student rate of $35 available for graduate and undergraduate students.
The on-line registration form can be accessed by clicking here.
|Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper|
Programs take place from 7:30 a.m., when a light breakfast is served, to 3:15 p.m.
Morning and afternoon programs and lunch are included.
This year's keynote address will be made by Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper; and Jordan B. Yeager is Partner and Chair of the Environmental and Public Sector Section at Curtin and Heefner LLP in Doylestown.
Their topic is: "Pure Water, Clean Air and a Healthy Environment … For the Generations."