May 2003 is designated as Watershed Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, featuring the theme “Take a Walk in Your Watershed!” Scheduled events will promote the importance of watersheds at the grassroots and community levels and encourage people to organize and conduct watershed education and awareness activities.
Several activities are being planned for Watershed Awareness Month including a kick-off educational event at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg on May 1. The event is open to the public and will feature interactive displays, special presentations, and networking opportunities.
To focus on Watershed Awareness Month, the Lake Erie-Allegheny Earth Force group has planned the first “Bike Around the Bay” event on May 17 in Erie, PA. Participants will bike along Lake Erie and the Presque Isle Bay, biking 10, 25 or 50 mile routes. Event displays will focus on the Lake Erie watershed and include watershed related games and activities conducted by the Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association (PLEWA) and JrPLEWA. Contact: 814-899-2572.