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March 11 Turtle Creek Watershed Workshop On Keeping Rain Out Of The Drain

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council and its partners are sponsoring a workshop on March 11 entitled, "Keep the Rain Out of the Drain!" in the Turtle Creek Watershed.
           Participants will learn how to conduct a site evaluation, disconnect a downspout, install a rain garden and rain barrel and create a municipal disconnection program for your community.
            This is the first of several workshops to be held around Allegheny County on this topic.
            Workshop presenters include: Lisa Brown, Director of Operations and Outreach, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager, Borough of Etna, Lisa Kunst Vavro, RLA, ASLA, Sustainable Landscape Coordinator, Penn State Center – Engaging Pittsburgh
Don Newman, P.E., Etna Borough Engineer and Janie French, Director of Green Infrastructure Programs, Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
            Code enforcement officers, public works employees, and engineers are encouraged to attend. This workshop is being offered by Penn State University for 1.5 CEUs for landscape architects and professional engineers.
            The workshop will be held from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Wilkins township Community Center, 110 Peffer Road, Turtle Creek, Pa.
            For more information, visit the Workshop webpage, download a registration form or contact the PA Environmental Council at 412-481-9400 or send email to: jnovak@pecpa.org.


1/24/2011

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