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  • Services offered - SEPA RC&D
    Corporate Marketing Sponsorship Ways to support the council Donate Shop Online Attend an Event Search Home What we do Products and Services Services offered 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 Services offered Services

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/what-we-do/products-and-services/services-offered/ (2016-04-29)
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  • News - SEPA RC&D
    Plan of Work Annual Report IRS 990 Form Directors Staff Page Contact Us Related Links What We Do Highlights Brief Highlights Chronology of projects done by the council Strategic Plans Plan of Work Projects Services Events Calendar News Newsletter 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 What we

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  • Farm Bioenergy Project - SEPA RC&D
    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 reduces the potential for the leaching of these pollutants

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2011/03/farm-bioenergy-project/ (2016-04-29)
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  • CONSERVATION PLANTING TRAILER TRAINING SESSION - SEPA RC&D
    projects done by the council Strategic Plans Plan of Work Projects Services Events Calendar News Newsletter 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 Blog Current Projects Capacity Building CONSERVATION PLANTING TRAILER TRAINING SESSION 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 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

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2012/03/conservation-planting-trailer-training-session/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Grants: Researching grants and preparing a quality proposal Workshop 11/17/2011 - SEPA RC&D
    Other State Requirements Workshop May 24 2016 Steer Clear Of Plagiarism How to Plan Your Entire Day Grants Researching grants and preparing a quality proposal Workshop 11 17 2011 Tweet Posted by admin on August 1st 2011 Thursday November 17 2011 Thursday November 17 2011 11 00 AM 3 30 PM Lehigh County Agricultural Center Map and Directions Register Description The Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation Development Council is sponsoring a Grants Researching grants and preparing a quality proposal Workshop for regional watershed volunteers staff and board members The cost to attend is 25 Lunch is included Come early to network and enjoy light refreshments This step by step user friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning research writing and submission process Discussion will include how to define funding needs what types of grants exist and how they differ how to conduct funding research steps in writing a proposal and how to approach different funders Emphasis will be on determining which grant opportunities best match your organization s programs so that you can focus your energy on preparing clear and persuasive proposals that are most likely to succeed Allison Trimarco of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2011/08/fundamentals-in-fundraising-workshop-10172011/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Regional Geocaching Trail - SEPA RC&D
    provide local residents as well as tourists the opportunity to visit enjoy and learn about natural cultural historical and other locally significant places in the region The SEPA RC D GeoTrail is an activity that can be enjoyed for an afternoon a weekend or through a series of day trips This project will expose people to some of the region s lesser known tourist attractions but equally interesting and unique sites This project is expected to generate an additional 800 000 for the region s economy over a three year period There are currently over 900 000 active geocache sites located in over 200 countries around the world A similar project in Northwestern Pennsylvania The Allegheny GeoTrail has logged over 48 000 individual visits to geocache sites in less than two years and will generate an estimated 400 000 for the local economy Avid geocachers plan their vacations around geocaching Over 5 000 geocachers from 32 countries participated in the 2009 GeoWoodstock in Tennessee More information about geocaching can be found at www geocaching com or by searching the internet A passport like booklet will contain tourism information for each county and a page to record the validation stamps of their geocache site visits in each county The passports can be obtained by visiting or contacting the SEPA RC D office county tourism offices parks and other local locations A downloadable version of the passport will also be available on the project website The geocache sites will be selected and monitored by local geocache volunteers They will be located in free public locations There will be a mixture of difficulty 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

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2011/03/regional-geocaching-trail/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshops - SEPA RC&D
    Attend an Event Search Home Blog Current Projects Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshops 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 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshops Tweet Posted by admin on March 25th 2011 Entrepreneurship for High School Students The SEPA RC D sponsored Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshops for students at 4 Lehigh County high schools These workshops reached over 200 students Representatives from SCORE Service Corps Of Retired Executives and Ben Franklin Technology Partners presented the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship Topics discussed included entrepreneurial characteristics evaluating your idea market research creating a Master Operating Manual containing all plans procedures reports financial info etc and record keeping Young entrepreneurs from Lehigh valley Grand Prix EchoTech Marine and Wealth Keys Financial gave engaging talks on various aspects of their entrepreneurial experience This was followed up by a question and answer session and a discussion of free and low cost resources available The project s goals

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2011/03/entrepreneurship-and-small-business-workshops/ (2016-04-29)
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  • TOWNS COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE STORMWATER CONTROL - SEPA RC&D
    24 2016 Steer Clear Of Plagiarism How to Plan Your Entire Day TOWNS COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE STORMWATER CONTROL Tweet Posted by sepa on June 27th 2012 TOWNS COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE STORMWATER CONTROL Collingdale PA June 2012 In December 2011 four Eastern Delaware County communities signed an agreement forming the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative with the goal of improving control of stormwater and reducing pollution by operating as a single unit Collingdale Sharon Hill and Yeadon Boroughs and Upper Darby Township joined to form the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative to jointly undertake state mandated stormwater related activities and projects By acting as a unit the towns expect to improve compliance with state requirements avoid duplication and reduce costs Stormwater runoff is a significant problem in the eastern part of Delaware County due to dense development and old sometimes crumbling piping and infrastructure In May the members of the Collaborative appointed a Coordinator with experience in environmental education and state programs dealing with control of stormwater runoff The coordinator s responsibilities include overall program management planning and coordination budgeting community outreach report preparation compilation of grant applications and development and oversight of public educational events and projects The Collaborative s initial project involves working jointly with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commision to apply for a PennVest grant to plant 1 000 trees in areas selected by the member communities in 2013 Tree coverage in urbanized areas greatly reduces stormwater runoff and improves water quality Additional joint projects are planned for this summer The member communities hope to continue to forge such relationships finding that working together as a group they are able to accomplish projects that if working alone would be impossible due to size and budget constraints While a large part of the Collaborative s operation is presently

    Original URL path: http://separcd.org/2012/06/towns-collaborate-to-improve-stormwater-control/ (2016-04-29)
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