ClearWater Conservancy Newsletter upcoming events:
April 6 – Spring Creek Water Resources Monitoring Webinar
The Water Resources Monitoring Program, a project of the Spring Creek Watershed Association, invites the participation of local municipal officials and the public to a briefing on the Water Resources Monitoring Project, its background, trends in water quality and quantity and what has been learned to-date in a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, from noon to 1 p.m.
Presenting at the April 6 session are several members of the WRMP Committee including: Ann Donovan, Watershed Specialist, Centre County Conservation District; Rick Wardrop, Chair, WRMP and Hydrogeologist with Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure; Bob Carline, Past-chair, WRMP, and formerly with the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, USGS.
Participants should obtain a free “Friends of Penn State” digital identification, including both user ID and password by going to this link and selecting “Create an account.” Participants can sign-in to the live webinar by going to this link. For those who are unable to participate in the live session, a URL for the recording of the program will be available here after the event. Tech questions should be directed to Kristen Saacke-Blunk, Penn State Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Environment Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-863-8756.
April 9 – Little Juniata River Association Riverbank Cleanup
The Little Juniata River Association will hold its 2011 River Bank Clean-up April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Spruce Creek United Methodist Church on Route 45 in Spruce Creek. Once again the church members will provide hot drinks in the morning and their famous lunch after the cleanup. The goal for the day is to clean up river banks and parking areas from Bellwood to Barree. Trash bags and gloves will be furnished. For more information, contact Bill Anderson at 814-684-5922, email@example.com or Gary Miller at 814-947-0339, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23 – Clearwater Conservancy Watershed Cleanup Day
Help ClearWater Conservancy celebrate Earth Day by taking part in the 15th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day Saturday, April 23. From 8 a.m. to noon, individuals, families and groups will descend on sites throughout Centre County’s watersheds to clean up trash and litter. A picnic for volunteers will be held at noon at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College.
Since 2007, Watershed Cleanup Day volunteers have removed more than 2,700 tons of waste from local streams, roadways, sinkholes, and illegal dumpsites…To match up your volunteer group, organization, or even your family with a cleanup site or to become a corporate sponsor of Watershed Cleanup Day 2011, contact Water Resources Coordinator Nick Schipanski at 814-237-0400 or email@example.com.
April 17 – Earth Day Birthday and Spring Creek Education Building Dedication
Celebrate Earth Day at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Great fun for the whole family! FREE! Come enjoy an afternoon of fun and learning! Visit displays from local environmental organizations, enjoy kids activities and crafts, food, games, and more! Earth Day Birthday is an enjoyable time for all ages and open to the public for no charge. This event is planned by PSU Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management students as a class project. Event will be held rain or shine. The new Spring Creek Education Building will be dedicated and opened at 3 p.m. that day
June 18 – Clearwater Conservancy “Strides for Nature” 5K/Fun Run & Spring Creek Family Festival
Local runners are invited to lace up their running shoes for the 2011 Strides for Nature 5K/Fun Run Saturday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, followed by the Spring Creek Family Festival at 10 a.m. Bring the whole family for a full day of outdoor activity.
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Runners will receive a reusable shopping tote and kids can get in on the action with a free Fun Run at 10 a.m. Register online in advance for $18 at or register in person on race day for $20 starting at 7:30 a.m. For more information, email Pam Shellenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.