May 2002 has been designated as Watershed Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, featuring the theme “The Watershed Connection: Land, Water and You!” The importance of watersheds at the grassroots and community levels will be promoted and people will be encouraged to organize and conduct watershed education and awareness activities. Watershed organizations and agencies in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia will be participating in Watershed Awareness Month.
Several activities are being planned for Watershed Awareness Month, including a kick-off educational event at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg on May 1, 2002. The event will feature displays, meetings with legislators, special presentations, networking opportunities, a news conference, refreshments, and more!
In addition to the kick-off event, other Watershed Awareness Month events will include the distribution of watershed educational curriculum materials, airing of public service announcements, and coordination of local events by watershed and other organizations.
For more information, please contact the Co-Chairs of the Watershed Awareness Month Planning Committee: Ann Devine, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, (717)-238-0423,firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ed Wytovich, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, (570)-674-7993, email@example.com.