The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is pleased to announce:
The 2011 Schuylkill Watershed CongressSaturday, March 12th,Montgomery County Community CollegePottstown, Pennsylvania
The Schuylkill Watershed Congress is an annual gathering of citizens interested in understanding, protecting and restoring local watersheds and streams. This event features a diverse program with concurrent and poster sessions covering a broad range of watershed topics.
Register by Friday, February 25th, 2011, to qualify for the $40 Early Registration Fee. After February 25th, the Registration Fee increases to $50 per person. Registration fees cover participation in Saturday’s program, Saturday morning’s refreshments, and lunch.
The 2011 Keynote Presentation offers a panel discussion titled "Economic Benefits of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania." Speakers include Nick Frontino, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Lee Huang, Econsult Corporation, Patty Elkis, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and Donna Pitz, GreenSpace Alliance, This panel will present an overview of a recent study that quantified in dollars and cents the value of the 200,000 acres of parks, preserved farms and land trust lands in southeastern Pennsylvania.
This year’s program features 28 concurrent sessions and 7 poster sessions covering a broad range of watershed topics:
* Drinking Water Protection
* Hands-On Macroinvertebrate Identification
* Meeting With Legislators
* Natural Gas Drilling
* Restoration Case Studies
* Water Monitoring
* Green Infrastructure
* Abandoned Mine Drainage Treatment System
* Illegal Dumpsite Clean-up
* Working with Volunteers
Please note: The speakers, topics and times shown in the conference overview are correct at the time of printing. The Program Committee reserves the right to alter, delete or replace items in the Schuylkill Watershed Congress program in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
For complete details on all sessions being offered, go to: http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/pdf/2011_SWC_Online_Detail.pdf
Registration forms can be downloaded from:http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/pdf/2011_SWC_Final_RegistrationForm.pdf
Information on becoming a sponsor of the Congress can be reviewed here:http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/pdf/2011_CongressSponsorshipForm.pdf