Regional Watershed Workshops

As a follow-up to our 2016 series, POWR and PEC are convening a series of regional workshops across the state to identify needs and provide organizational capacity and technical resource tools to Pennsylvania’s community watershed organizations. Invited guests include staff from PA DEP, PA DCNR, County Conservation Districts and regional and local environmental organizations with watershed-focused programs and resources.

On this page you’ll find copies of workshop agendas and presentations for each of our regional meetings as they occur. We will continually update to provide latest schedule for upcoming meetings in your region. Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Bill Tracker

Here you’ll find information, analysis, important dates, and status updates on pending state legislation and regulation that affects environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information.

Sojourn Organizer’s Guide

Here you’ll find POWR’s Sojourn Organizers Guide. An introductory manual to organizing a sojourn event on your waterway.

This Guide is currently being updated and a new version will be uploaded to the site once complete.

Safety is Key

Please take the time to visit the resources of our Partner – The American Canoe Association for some great safety tips for your sojourn planning.

PA Association of Conservation Districts

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) works to enhance locally led efforts that support the wise use of the state’s natural resources. The PACD primarily serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts. Over the years the Association has played an integral part in shaping the modern conservation district by providing advocacy, education and training, program coordination and facilitation to districts and their constituents.

PACD created a series of templates to help conservation districts promote their projects. These templates are available for conservation districts to adapt and use to promote their projects throughout the year!

This toolkit covers an on-the-ground stream restoration project, a post-project tour, and a new staff person being hired:

The PACD legislative toolbox provides information designed to encourage a meaningful relationship with elected leaders.

The toolbox includes tips on meeting with legislators, hosting a legislative event, a sample invitation and press release, an explanation of the Pennsylvania budget process, information on how a bill becomes a law, advice on building a support base, and working with your local media: