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  • Event Registration - SEPA RC&D
    Blog Act Now Join the SEPA RC D Volunteer Employment and Internship opportunities Corporate Marketing Sponsorship Ways to support the council Donate Shop Online Attend an Event Search Home Event Registration Upcoming Events Recent Posts Chakras and Christianity Eastmeetswest 04 25 2016 How to Handle Sadness After a 04 22 2016 NPDES Construction Permitting PCSM Other State Requirements Workshop May 24 2016 04 13 2016 Steer Clear Of Plagiarism 02 11 2016 Read More Event Registration Martins Jacoby Watershed Association Volunteer Day Start Date September 15 2012 End Date September 15 2012 Martins Jacoby Watershed Association Time 9AM Day Saturday September 15th Location Lower Mount Bethel Township Welcome Center located at 7701 Martins Creek Belvidere Highway Bangor PA 18013 Martins Jacoby Watershed Association is hosting a volunteer day on the grounds of the Lower Mount Bethel Welcome Center As a member of SEPA RC D Council the Watershed Association is taking advantage of the free use of the SEPA RC D Conservation Planting Trailer for this event Volunteers will get to help install blue bird boxes tree protectors to prevent deer damage and assist with butterfly garden maintenance After lunch which will be provided by PPL volunteers will be led

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  • SEPA RC&D Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer - SEPA RC&D
    Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer Categories Blog Completed Projects Current Projects Capacity Building Economic Development Green Technology Water Management News Newsletter Uncategorized Recent Posts Chakras and Christianity Eastmeetswest How to Handle Sadness After a NPDES Construction Permitting PCSM Other State Requirements Workshop May 24 2016 Steer Clear Of Plagiarism How to Plan Your Entire Day SEPA RC D Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer Tweet Posted by sepa on June 25th 2012 The Southeastern PA RC D Council with grants from PA Growing Greener PA American Water and many gracious sponsors has stocked tools power equipment safety gear and related supplies in the Conservation Planting Trailer Members of the Council receive free use of the trailer on a first come first serve basis Current members can reserve the trailer by calling 877 610 6603 or emailing chairman separcd org All planting trailer users must complete a SEPARCD Equipment Use Agreement and a ToolNEquipmentCheckListBlank Guidance for using the trailer can be found in SEPARCDTrailer Towing Instructions If your not a current member you can JOIN using the link on the home page The trailer is available to come to your area to assist volunteers on environmental restoration and watershed projects About the Author sepa 2 Responses Nancy Opalka says August 16 2012 at 2 29 pm Northampton Township Parks and Recreation has scheduled a community Friends of the Park event on Sunday October 14th THe agenda of the day is to dig out seedlings and transplant them to a more protective and productive area We would like to reserve the CP Trailer for Sunday October 14th Please advise if the date is available We just joined today thank you Reply sepa says August 29 2012 at 3 03 pm Thank you for your membership

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  • SEPA RC&D Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer - SEPA RC&D
    D Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer Categories Blog Completed Projects Current Projects Capacity Building Economic Development Green Technology Water Management News Newsletter Uncategorized Recent Posts Chakras and Christianity Eastmeetswest How to Handle Sadness After a NPDES Construction Permitting PCSM Other State Requirements Workshop May 24 2016 Steer Clear Of Plagiarism How to Plan Your Entire Day SEPA RC D Council Members receive FREE use of Conservation Planting Trailer Tweet Posted by sepa on June 25th 2012 The Southeastern PA RC D Council with grants from PA Growing Greener PA American Water and many gracious sponsors has stocked tools power equipment safety gear and related supplies in the Conservation Planting Trailer Members of the Council receive free use of the trailer on a first come first serve basis Current members can reserve the trailer by calling 877 610 6603 or emailing chairman separcd org All planting trailer users must complete a SEPARCD Equipment Use Agreement and a ToolNEquipmentCheckListBlank Guidance for using the trailer can be found in SEPARCDTrailer Towing Instructions If your not a current member you can JOIN using the link on the home page The trailer is available to come to your area to assist volunteers on environmental restoration and watershed projects About the Author sepa 2 Responses Nancy Opalka says August 16 2012 at 2 29 pm Northampton Township Parks and Recreation has scheduled a community Friends of the Park event on Sunday October 14th THe agenda of the day is to dig out seedlings and transplant them to a more protective and productive area We would like to reserve the CP Trailer for Sunday October 14th Please advise if the date is available We just joined today thank you Reply sepa says August 29 2012 at 3 03 pm Thank you for your

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  • Current Projects Archive - SEPA RC&D - page 2
    be mailed to the SEPA RC D current mailing address CONSERVATION PLANTING TRAILER TRAINING SESSION Tweet Posted by sepa on March 16th 2012 CONSERVATION PLANTING TRAILER TRAINING SESSION Date March 29 2012 Time From 9 30 am until 12 00 pm Location Meadowood Retirement Community 3205 Skippack Pike Worcester PA 19490 A half day session to review the Conservation Planting Trailer Sponsored by the Southeastern PA Resource Conservation and Development Council Conservation District Watershed Specialist are invited to learn how the trailer is set up and take any questions There will be discussion on future equipment purchases based on Watershed Specialist input Ed Magargee will review trailer locks hook up operating procedures and checklists March 17th Mini Symposium for Organic Farming Transitions Tweet Posted by sepa on March 2nd 2012 Join us on March 17 2012 from 1 00 5 00 PM for a Mini Symposium at Lafayette College to learn more about the Lafayette College Organic Garden sustainability achievements NRCS farmland conservation practices that support sustainable agriculture including no till systems using tillage radishes cover crop management seasonal high tunnels integrated pest management pollinator habitat development and other transitional organic practices will be featured A film screening of Small Farm Rising will be followed by a roundtable discussion All participants are welcome to bring seeds for an heirloom seed exchange Refreshments will be available Lafayette College Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Kirby Room 104 Auditorium Free Event Please Register at http separcd org event registration regevent action register event id 52 Eastern Delaware County Municipalities Join Together to Better Control Stormwater and Comply with Stormwater Permit Requirments Tweet Posted by sepa on December 7th 2011 Eastern Delware County Stormwater Colaborative Members On Thursday December 1 2011 Eastern Delaware County municipalities celebrated an exciting milestone The Boroughs of Collingdale Sharon Hill Yeadon and Upper Darby Township were recognized for signing on Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative Inter governmental Agreement Elected Officials formally adopted the agreement at public meetings in November The four municipalities were recognized by the Southeastern PA Resource Conservation and Development RC D Council Project Sponsor the County and other partners for their joint initiative across municipal boundaries to manage stormwater and comply with Pennsylvania s stormwater permit requirements The Collaborative municipalities will be able to more efficiently and economically address stormwater problems and comply with DEP stormwater permit requirements Through this partnership the four municipalities will work together to conduct required training programs for municipal staff and contractors host education and outreach events enlist involvement from residents and other constituents take advantage of economies of scale for educational publications and other permit related activities Collectively these practices and programs will help prevent water pollution and protect streams like the Darby Creek from Degradation that can result from uncontrolled and polluted stormwater runoff The four municipalities are the first members to sign the agreement and formalize their commitment to work together to undertake regulatory requirements to prevent water pollution in the Darby Creek Watershed Southeastern PA RC D

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  • Current Projects Archive - SEPA RC&D - page 3
    a model program for dealing with stormwater management issues and specifically assist them with implementation of stormwater related programs and activities such as those identified in the Cobbs Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan CCIWMP It is hoped that this project will be duplicated in other areas of Pennsylvania as well as the nation where there is no centralized entity i e city or county responsible for undertaking stormwater issues in a coordinated fashion Expected outcomes of the project include The creation of a multi municipal collaborative to address stormwater management in the project area communities Initiation of joint programs and common stormwater practices under the guidance of a stormwater manager Municipal officials and residents thinking beyond their political boundaries Better implementation of common stormwater management practices by the study area communities Long term implementation of a self sustaining funding mechanism Joint common public education and outreach plans and programs State and federal environmental officials using this project as a model Spring Ford Middle School Rain Harvesting Project Tweet Posted by admin on May 25th 2011 The purpose of this project is to establish a rain water harvesting system at Spring Ford Intermediate School in Royersford Montgomery County PA This project provides hands on lessons in environmental conservation to all Spring Ford Intermediate School students Capturing rainwater to maintain the garden habitat creates true self sustainability and reduces the need for chemically treated traditional water sources The proposed water feature will integrate beautifully into the courtyard landscape and become a focal point for fifth and sixth grade lessons on watersheds and wetlands sustainability conservation water management facilities and water treatment versus rainwater Project Goals include Develop specific lessons for each grade level that will utilize the outdoor learning center and will meet Pennsylvania s Environmental and Ecology and Science and Technology Standards as well as Pennsylvania State Standards in other content areas Retain a Complete Aquatics Certified Professional to design and oversee the construction of the rain water harvesting system in the interior courtyard of Spring Ford Intermediate School 5 6 Center Provide opportunities for student service learning projects such as researching and planting self sustaining gardens as well as PA native shrubbery around the perimeter of the courtyard testing and maintaining water from the rain water harvesting system creating habitats for specific species etc Develop a plan for ongoing maintenance of the courtyard area and surrounding gardens The Southeastern PA RC D Council has assisted the school by securing grants to build the rain harvesting system Two grants have been awarded for the project One grant from the Trustees of Robert L and Agnes Cook Bard Foundation and a second grant from PA American Waters Steve Senn along with Roger Sears and volunteers will be installing the Complete Aquatics rainwater harvesting system on Tuesday July 19th June 20 2011 Guide to Finding and Getting Grants Workshop Tweet Posted by sepa on May 19th 2011 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation Development Council is sponsoring a Guide to Finding and Getting Grant

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  • Current Projects Archive - SEPA RC&D - page 4
    levels including some that will be handicap accessible At each site a SEPA RC D GeoTrail identified waterproof container will contain a log book for geocachers to record their visit and comments a unique SEPA RC D GeoTrail self inking stamp and a small exchangeable trinket in keeping with geocache tradition There will be approximately 15 geocache sites in each county Upon visiting at least 10 sites in a county the geocachers will be eligible to receive a specially minted souvenir coin The coin will feature a unique county design on one side and the SEPA RC D GeoTrail logo on the other side The coins will be individually numbered and trackable on the www geocaching com website Besides a different design each county s coin will also be made of a different colored metal The county coins will be approximately the size of a silver dollar To receive a coin the geocachers can visit one of six planned geocache events After visiting geocache sites in all eight counties and obtaining the eight county coins a geocacher will be eligible to receive the SEPA RC D GeoTrail coin Farm Bioenergy Project Tweet Posted by admin on March 25th 2011 The Farm Bioenergy Project is an opportunity to support local agriculture stimulate economic development in the region protect the environment and reduce dependency on foreign oil The Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation and Development Council is leading a partnership effort that will build and operate a mobile processing unit called the Kwesinator to produce alternative fuels and a valuable soil amendment The Kwesinator will convert biomass such as switchgrass hay through a process called fast pyrolysis The Kwesinator will be built upon a proven research model developed by scientists at the USDA Ag Research Service Center in Wyndmoor Montgomery County PA Southeastern PA RC D wants to incubate this new technology because it will create additional sources of revenue for local farmers lead to the creation of green jobs and the formation of new businesses in rural communities The Kwestinator By 2020 the US Navy expects 50 of its total energy consumption for ships aircraft tanks vehicles and shore installations to come from alternative sources Fast Pyrolysis is a process through which biomass is very quickly heated to a high temperature greater than 750 F in less than 1 second without oxygen present and changed into three useable products They are bio oil bio char and syngas The conversion rate is approximately 70 bio oil 20 bio char and 10 syngas Bio oil is dark brown in color and can be used without processing as heating oil or as a fuel source for the generation of electricity Bio oil has approximately half the heating value of traditional heating oil It can also be refined for use as diesel and aviation fuel Bio char is a graphite looking like powder It can be used as a soil amendment to adsorb excess nutrients pesticides other potential pollutants and sequester carbon from the atmosphere This

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  • Capacity Building Archive - SEPA RC&D - page 2
    to Plan Your Entire Day Archive for the Capacity Building Category June 20 2011 Guide to Finding and Getting Grants Workshop Tweet Posted by sepa on May 19th 2011 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation Development Council is sponsoring a Guide to Finding and Getting Grant s Workshop for regional watershed volunteers staff and board members Allison Trimarco of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University School of Business will be presenting the workshop The cost to attend is 25 Lunch is included Come early to network and enjoy light refreshments Allison Trimarco is the founder of creative Capacity LLC which works with nonprofits of all types to increase their management capacity Her practice focuses on strategic planning fundraising communications and non profit development projects Allison is an affiliated consultant and trainer with the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University where she has handles fundraising and strategic planning projects for arts education and social service organizations Allison earned a Master s degree in Arts Management with highest distinction and Carnegie Mellon University and her Bachelor s Degree in Theater cum laude at Smith College To register click here More information can also be obtained by sending an email to chairman separcd org or calling the office at 215 453 9527 Ext 5 Space is limited so register early Capacity Building Workshops for Watershed Organizations Tweet Posted by sepa on May 12th 2011 The Southeastern PA RC D Council is sponsoring capacity building workshops for local watershed organizations on May 21 2011 Fundamentals in Fundraising Upper Providence Township Meeting Hall in Oaks PA 9 00 AM 4 00 PM June 11 2011 Fundamentals in Fundraising at Northampton Community College Alumni Hall 3835 Green Pond Road Bethlehem PA 18020 10 00 AM 4 30 PM June 20 2011 Guide to Finding and Getting Grant s

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  • Water Management Archive - SEPA RC&D - page 2
    locks hook up operating procedures and checklists Eastern Delaware County Municipalities Join Together to Better Control Stormwater and Comply with Stormwater Permit Requirments Tweet Posted by sepa on December 7th 2011 Eastern Delware County Stormwater Colaborative Members On Thursday December 1 2011 Eastern Delaware County municipalities celebrated an exciting milestone The Boroughs of Collingdale Sharon Hill Yeadon and Upper Darby Township were recognized for signing on Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative Inter governmental Agreement Elected Officials formally adopted the agreement at public meetings in November The four municipalities were recognized by the Southeastern PA Resource Conservation and Development RC D Council Project Sponsor the County and other partners for their joint initiative across municipal boundaries to manage stormwater and comply with Pennsylvania s stormwater permit requirements The Collaborative municipalities will be able to more efficiently and economically address stormwater problems and comply with DEP stormwater permit requirements Through this partnership the four municipalities will work together to conduct required training programs for municipal staff and contractors host education and outreach events enlist involvement from residents and other constituents take advantage of economies of scale for educational publications and other permit related activities Collectively these practices and programs will help prevent water pollution and protect streams like the Darby Creek from Degradation that can result from uncontrolled and polluted stormwater runoff The four municipalities are the first members to sign the agreement and formalize their commitment to work together to undertake regulatory requirements to prevent water pollution in the Darby Creek Watershed Southeastern PA RC D Council has led this effort over several years The project focused on urbanized communities in Delaware County to formalize joint municipal stormwater management activities Karen Holm Southeastern PA RC D Board Member and Delaware County Planning Department Manager said I am encouraged by the dedication shown over the many months of working together to prepare and inter governmental cooperative agreement it signals readiness among municipalities to work together to more efficiently address the challenges of storm water management Starting in 2012 the Collaborative will be well positioned to conduct combined training events and education projects for the four partners This collaboration will help member municipalities meet their permit goals and obligations in a more cost effective manner avoid inefficiencies that can occur under the municipal permit and present a more unified and consistent educational messages to communities and constituents Funding for this innovative project has been provided by the U S Environmental Protection Agency and The William Penn Foundation The Southeastern PA Resource Conservation and Development Council a regional nonprofit organization helped organize the collaborative and obtained the grant funding for this unique project The Delaware County Planning Department and the Delaware County Conservation District have been actively involved in organizing and assisting the Collaborative with assistance and participation from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Organic Transitions Farm Workshop Tweet Posted by sepa on November 16th 2011 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation and Development Council held a free Organic Transitions Farm Workshop for small

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