DEP Open House: Maintaining Streams in Your Community

If you couldn’t make it to our Chapter meeting on March 13, or if you want to learn more about stream cleanup and speak to agencies one on one, there is another great opportunity for you.  DEP has teamed up with Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College, and many other agencies to provide this great meeting.

“The Department of Environmental Protection’s Northcentral Regional Office and the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College will hold an open house on March 18 to provide information and resources to landowners and municipalities seeking to work in streams impacted by flooding and erosion.
           The meeting will be held at the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, Lycoming College, corner of East Fourth Street and Basin Street, Williamsport from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
           During the open house, DEP staff will provide an overview of Restore Pennsylvania, a bold, four-year, $4.5 billion statewide initiative that will provide funding for critical flood control infrastructure, including large-scale stream restoration and maintenance work.  
           Attendees can also speak one-on-one about their stream work and flooding questions with staff from DEP and eight other state, federal, county, and non-profit agencies, and view educational displays and demonstrations.  
           In addition to DEP and the Clean Water Institute, other agencies participating in the open house include the Fish and Boat Commission, PennDOT, PA Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, Lycoming County Conservation District, and the Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development’s Hazard Mitigation Division.
           Questions should about this event should be directed to Megan Lehman, DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 570-327-3659 or send email to: meglehman@pa.gov.
            For more information on stream maintenance, download a copy of DEP’s Guidelines For Maintaining Streams In Your Community”

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