Governor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education Grants

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education Grants SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Environment,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 79 projects statewide are receiving almost $1.2 million in Environmental Education Grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2017.“Through the DEP Environmental Education Grants, Pennsylvanians of all ages gain knowledge of the natural world, appreciation for the importance of a healthy environment, and an understanding of the need for environmental protection and sound resource management,” said Governor Wolf.Projects addressing water education and climate change were prioritized. In addition, reflecting DEP’s renewed focus on environmental justice, the grants for the first time include funding for activities that educate, empower and enable disadvantaged communities to participate meaningfully in environmental and public health issues.“A healthy environment isn’t a luxury good. These environmental justice projects reflect the importance of ensuring that all Pennsylvanians, especially those who’ve historically been disenfranchised, are informed about decisions and actions that affect their environment,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell, speaking at an April 21 event hosted by award recipient Capitol Region Water.Thirty-one environmental justice projects received grants totaling more than $500,000.This year’s awards reflect other new developments in the grants program: For the first time, general grants of up to $50,000 were awarded to projects with a broad or statewide focus, in addition to traditional mini-grants of up to $3,000. Twenty-six general grants and 53 mini-grants were awarded.A new online e-grants system helped streamline the application process. The system was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and deployed by DEP through the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME).Several organizations in the Harrisburg area that received grants attended the event, including Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Dauphin County Cooperative Extension, and Londonderry and Susquehanna Townships. A classroom of 10 students who’ll benefit from the grant to Capitol Region Water’s K2Career Pipeline programming participated, adding plants to the company’s rain garden.The Environmental Education Grants Program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5 percent of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania. In its 24-year history, the program has funded more than $11 million in environmental education grants. April 21, 2017 2017 Environmental Education Grant Awardees by County:AdamsStrawberry Hill Foundation, Inc.:  Environmental Literacy and College & Career Preparedness for Rural Students ($16,500)Upper Adams School District: Fifth Grade Environmental Education Camp ($3,000)Allegheny Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy: Sustainable “Freedom Garden” Teaches All of Us ($50,000)West Virginia University Research Corporation: Three Rivers Quest REACH 4Schools ($49,934)Growth Through Energy and Community Health Strategies: Green Playce Ambassadors ($49,400)Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: Invasive Species and Ecology Zoo U. Course ($3,000)Allegheny Land Trust: Watering Your Garden of Knowledge—Bringing Project WET to Early Learners ($3,000)Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators: Healthy Water, Healthy People Across PA ($3,000)Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Inc: Urban Eco-Art Camp ($2,996)School District of Pittsburgh: Trout in the Classroom ($2,952)Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse: Creative Environmental Field Trips ($2,863)Beaver Church Army USA: Solar-Powered Aquaponic Hoophouse in Aliquippa ($3,000)BerksAlbright College: Albright Sustainability Commons: A Center of Intergenerational Learning ($3,000)Blair County of Blair—Historic Fort Roberdeau: Pollinator/Rain Garden Demonstration Model ($1,840)BucksBucks County Audubon Society: Head Start Science Enrichment ($3,000)Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center: Watershed Education ($3,000)Butler Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: Eye Con: Summer Conservation Education Opportunities in Western Pennsylvania ($48,837)North Hills School District: Environmental and Ecology Mini-Units ($3,000)CarbonSchuylkill Headwaters Association: Legacy Anthracite Coal Mining Awareness and Remediation Tour ($3,000)Centre ClearWater Conservancy: Central PA WATER Project ($49,987)Pennsylvania State University: Public Awareness Campaign on Residential Wood Stove Technologies and Wood Smoke Reduction ($47,905)Chester Ridley School District: Test the Waters ($3,111)Green Valleys Association of Southeastern PA, Inc.: Explore Your Watershed Environmental Awareness Club at Two Middle Schools ($2,861)ClearfieldDuBois Area School District: Sandy Lick and Cold Water Conservation for Future Generations ($2,715)ClintonPennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education: Wildlife Leadership Academy ($41,292)ColumbiaColumbia County Conservation District: Columbia County Climate Change Education ($3,000)CrawfordAllegheny College: Creek Connections 2017–2018 ($3,000)Cumberland Central Pennsylvania Conservancy: Goddard Leadership Legacy Institute, 2017–2018 ($23,020)DelawareRadnor Township: Radnor Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Project ($3,000)DauphinCapitol Region Water: K2Career Pipeline ($48,032)Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc.: Polluted Runoff Education in Pennsylvania DEP Environmental Justice Communities ($42,360)Jump Street, Inc.: Storm Drain Water Educational Painting ($3,000)Londonderry Township: Londonderry Township Environmental Education Workshop Series ($2,979)Susquehanna Township: Paxton Creek Watershed and Education Association Workshop Series ($2,250)ElkElk County Conservation District: 2017 Elk County Rain Barrel Workshop ($3,000)Erie Regional Science Consortium at Tom Ridge Center, Presque Isle: Mobile HAB Lab: Educating Communities in Western Pennsylvania on Harmful Algal Blooms ($50,000)School District of the City of Erie: BELONG—A Game Changer ($3,000)Mercyhurst University/Department of Public Health: “Getting Ahead of Lead” Curriculum ($2,960)IndianaIUP Research Institute: Western PA Watershed Collaboration ($44,662)Evergreen Conservancy: Indiana County GeoTrail ($3,000)JeffersonJefferson County Conservation District: Water Quality Monitoring Program and Environmental Education Events ($3,000)Brockway School District: Brockway Elementary Worm Composting ($3,000)LancasterThaddeus Stevens College of Technology: WET Rain Garden Demonstration Project ($3,000)Lancaster County Conservancy: Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Program ($3,000)LawrenceLawrence-Mercer Recycling/Solid Waste Department: Student Field Trips and Classroom Activity Kits ($3,000)Lehigh Wildlands Conservancy: Climate Change in Our Watershed ($26,823)PP&L Sustainable Energy Fund: Energypath 2017 ($5,200)Lehigh County Conservation District: Traveling Watershed Program ($3,000)LuzerneMisericordia University: Environmental Education Program Using Telemetry to Monitor Water Quality ($3,000)Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation: Plains-Solomon Abandoned Mine Drainage Education Project ($3,000)McKeanPenn State University Extension, North Central Region: Hands on the Land: Engagement in Citizen Sciences ($2,650)Mercer Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV: Hazardous Household Wastes: Handle with Care ($29,620)Mercer County Conservation District: Watershed Adventure Camp ($2,954)MonroeMonroe County Conservation District: Environment and Ecology on the Delaware River ($1,208)Montgomery Let’s Go Outdoors, LLC: Green Steps Institute: A Diversity Pipeline Program for Youth ($50,000)Norristown Area School District: Watershed Outreach to Children/Access to Nature ($3,000)Upper Moreland Free Public Library: Upper Moreland Outdoor Environmental Education Project on Stormwater ($2,991)NorthumberlandKulpmont Borough: Quaker Run Stream Quality Education ($2,841)PerryGreenwood School District: EnviroGo ($2,781)Philadelphia Fund for the Water Works: Teacher Institute-Urban Watershed Curriculum ($50,000)Practical Energy Solutions: School District of Philadelphia Sustainable Energy Education for K-12 Students ($49,996)Friends of the Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum: Philly Nature Kids ($49,900)JASTECH Development Services, Inc.: Overbrook Youth Environmental Stewardship (O’YES) Program ($42,562)Holy Family University: Using the Local Environment in Urban Environmental Science Classrooms ($2,870)Mastery Charter High School: Philadelphia Water Quality Education ($2,633)Philadelphia City Treasurer, Department of Parks and Recreation: Pleasant Hill Summer Environmental Education Program for Inner City Youth ($2,357)Pike Pike County Conservation District: Solutions to Maintain Healthy Water ($3,000)PotterPotter County Conservation District: Nitrogen Management in Corn ($3,000)SnyderSnyder County Conservation District: Snyder County Rain Barrel Workshops ($2,580)Snyder County Conservation District: Selinsgrove Middle School Peer Leadership Habitat Projects ($541)SomersetShanksville-Stonycreek School District: Growing Greener at Shanksville ($3,000)TiogaTioga County Conservation District: Tioga County Pollinator Monarch Habitat Restoration Education Program ($2,990)Mansfield University: Environmental Education Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area ($2,973)Union SEDA-Council of Governments: Leased Streetlight Conversion to LED ($26,528)Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy: Go Native! Sustainable Gardens for Wildlife and People ($2,775)WayneLacawac Sanctuary Foundation: Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network: Citizen Science ($37,060)Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support of Northeastern PA: SEEDS’ 2017 Free Energy Assessment Program ($3,000)Westmoreland Saint Vincent College: Screen to Stream: Student Citizen Scientists Explore Local Watersheds Online and Outdoors ($50,000)Statewide Pennsylvania State University: Connecting Pennsylvania’s Ag Youth to Environmental Stewardship through Manure Management ($49,387)last_img read more

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Cherry 100% Human Hair Eyelashes #106 : OK but need trimming

first_imgI use eyelashes daily and these are some of the very best i’ve at any time applied.So attractive and natural looking. Can get at the very least 5 takes advantage of out of these if mascara is not used.Red Cherry 100% Human Hair Eyelashes #106100% Human HairLightweightRe-usableView our storefront for multi-buy offers!Stunning lashes that actually open up your eyes and are super quick to utilize.Stunning lashes that actually open up your eyes and are super quick to utilize.Flayer is beautiful, they thicken my lashes but not far too a great deal so that they nevertheless look all-natural.Red Cherry 100% Human Hair Eyelashes #106 : These eyelashes look ok but nothing special or dramatic. Prompt supply, purchased as reward, extremely pleased with purchase.So attractive and natural looking. Can get at the very least 5 takes advantage of out of these if mascara is not used.I acquired these eyelashes for a touch of glamour on specific events. I selected them for their natural visual appearance and i am grateful for their secure arrival. Thank you so a lot troika and amazon.Arms down finest lashes i have utilized. Fingers down most effective lashes i’ve used. You honestly won’t be able to even notify your putting on them but they glimpse gorgeous on.They search definitely purely natural and they are lightweight. I use these with lash repair and they don’t budge till i just take them off. I’ve utilised them a few instances now and they nonetheless glance like new so i’m absolutely sure sick get rather a couple wears out of them.Prompt supply, purchased as reward, extremely pleased with purchase.These eyelashes appear okay but very little exclusive or remarkable.Extensive lashes devoid of them hunting pretend. I typically use eyelure glue irrespective of the brand of lashes and they stayed on all night time.Extensive lashes devoid of them hunting pretend. I typically use eyelure glue irrespective of the brand of lashes and they stayed on all night time.I acquired these eyelashes for a touch of glamour on specific events. I selected them for their natural visual appearance and i am grateful for their secure arrival. Thank you so a lot troika and amazon.I use eyelashes daily and these are some of the very best i’ve at any time applied.Flayer is beautiful, they thicken my lashes but not far too a great deal so that they nevertheless look all-natural.They search definitely purely natural and they are lightweight. I use these with lash repair and they don’t budge till i just take them off. I’ve utilised them a few instances now and they nonetheless glance like new so i’m absolutely sure sick get rather a couple wears out of them.last_img read more

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State Fair gives fodder for proud parents

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseFor me, the Ohio State Fair is a very busy stretch with my work schedule and two children showing a variety of livestock projects, but those long hours are quickly forgotten when replaced by proud parent moments that will last a lifetime. There were certainly plenty of those for mothers and fathers around the state at this year’s Ohio State Fair.The Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow exhibited by Riley Wendt of Union County sold to Kroger for a record-setting bid of $35,000.At an event bursting with proud parents, auctioneer Kevin Wendt had to be right up there as the proudest papa in the building as he watched his daughter Riley parade her Reserve Champion Market Barrow around the ring in the Sale of Champions. For the last several years, Kevin has been the Sale of Champions auctioneer for the cheese, turkey and goat sales that kick off the event. This year, though, Kevin stayed off the auction block to focus on just being a dad. Seeing the look of the purest joy as he stood ringside and watched his daughter’s barrow sell for a record-setting $35,000 in the Sale of Champions made it apparent his decision was the correct one. I wrote a story about the Wendt family a few years ago and really enjoyed seeing them succeed. That was one of my favorite Ohio State Fair moments, but there were many others, including some proud dad moments of my own.It was not noon yet and it had already been a long day for my children Campbell (11) and Parker (9) at the Ohio State Fair, as was the day before and the day before that. Campbell was in the Voinovich Building for her beef showmanship class with a Shorthorn heifer. As soon as she left the show ring, a golf cart was waiting to whisk her away to the sheep barn for the Guys and Gals Sheep Lead competition that had already started. She quickly traded her cattle show clothes for an elegant blue wool coat (on a steamy 90-degree day) and a fancy hat. When it was her turn to go, Campbell walked into the show ring with poise and grace that, as a father, I was both proud of and somewhat concerned about (dads out there know what I mean). I diligently took a video on my phone.After a long deliberation, the judges announced the placing of the class. Campbell won! I was busy taking pictures so I didn’t see it, but someone later said when Parker heard his sister had won, he pumped his fist and said “Yessss!” This was my favorite moment at the Ohio State Fair — even as I write this I can’t help but grin when I think about it.In addition, both children made the final drive with their turkeys, Campbell also made the final drive with her chickens and there were numerous times along the way (despiteParker made it into the champion drive with his turkey in his first-ever junior 4-H show.inevitable sibling squabbling on those long fair days) where my children displayed sportsmanship and kindness to others. I saw many other exhibitors demonstrate the same kindness and sportsmanship to my children as well.The ribbons, banners and recognition from the fair will soon be collecting dust or packed in a box somewhere. The photos will curl and fade (or get lost in the zillion other photos on my phone). Success is wonderful, but ultimately fairs are about the diligent pursuit of excellence through the lens of friends, fun and — most importantly — family, hopefully generating many fond memories along the way. Thanks to so many great folks for an incredible 2019 Ohio State Fair and the chance to see our young people shine!last_img read more

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On Investing in Oneself

first_imgOne of the reasons people don’t invest in themselves is because they really don’t understand the enormous return on that investment.I was fortunate enough to attend Harvard Business School for my executive education. The very first class I took was given by Professor Max Bazerman. Bazerman is one of the world’s foremost authorities on negotiation, and the biggest companies in the world call him when they need help because the stakes are high. I won’t share with you what Professor Bazerman did in that first class, but simply watching him go through one exercise has literally been worth millions of dollars to me.It Costs Too MuchIf you spend the money on an education without looking for—and applying—the million dollar lessons you will perceive education as being expensive.But education is cheap. What is expensive is not investing in yourself, not finding the priceless ideas that you can apply over the course of your lifetime. What’s expensive is making unnecessary mistakes and losing opportunities because you weren’t educated to recognize either.It Costs Too LittleA book costs almost nothing. Because it costs so little, you may not realize the value of the book.The three Neil Rackham books I read in the late 1980’s have been worth hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to me and my companies over my lifetime. But only because I read the books and worked diligently to apply them to my work in sales and sales management. All told these books might have cost me $75.The monetary cost of a book is next to nothing. Most people don’t recognize that the cost of the book doesn’t reflect the value of the contents. They don’t recognize it as an investment because it costs too little.Getting a Return on Your InvestmentThe return on the investments you make in yourself is exponential. To realize that return you have to make the investments of time, energy, and money. Then you have to work to apply what you learned to your business and life. There is no greater investment you can make, and nothing produces a greater return.last_img read more

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AFC Cup: Heavy defeat leaves Ceres needing miracle

first_imgIstiklol got a goal each at from Akhtam Nazarov and Romish Dhzalilov in the first half, before a second half brace from Manuchehr Dhzalilov ensured the Tajiks go into the second leg on Sept. 12 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City with a comfortable advantage. A 5-0 win at home will allow the Busmen to advance, but a 4-0 scorline will send the tie to extra time. But with the way the Tajik champions dominated the first leg, it seems the Busmen would need a miracle for that to happen. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNazarov opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 25th minute after Kota Kawase brought down Dimitri Barkov inside the area. Romish Dhzalilov doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime with a clinical strike that left Roland Muller with no chance. The Busmen hardly threatened in the first half as Istiklol controlled proceedings, pressing high and winning the ball early. It didn’t help that the Busmen missed their top defender Super Herrera to suspension as Kawase struggled to deal with Barkov. MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Photo from AFC Cup Twitter.HISOR – Filipino club Ceres-Negros absorbed a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Tajikistan champion Istiklol in the first leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal tie on Tuesday, leaving the Busmen with a mountain to climb in the return leg in three weeks time. On a chilly night in the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, the Busmen struggled to cope against a relentless Istiklol side that made the most of its physical advantage by hassling and harrying the visitors at Hisor Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Coming out with renewed drive after the restart, the Busmen saw Bienvenido Maranon sending a long-range effort off target in the 51st minute, but cracks in the defense continued to show with Muller and Kawase colliding as Barkov pressed, before Junior Munoz made the clearance. As the Filipinos chased the game, Istiklol continued to find gaps in the defense with Manuchehr Dzhalilov scoring the first of his two goals from long range in the 67th minute. There was time for the Istiklol target man to score a fourth two minutes from time as the Busmen once again failed to deal with a cross, allowing Vadiev Dilshod to set up Dzhalilov who slotted home from close range. The Busmen fly home on Wednesday morning, but this was a tough reality check as they paid dearly for a sub-par away performance.ADVERTISEMENT View comments SEA Games: Cray settles for silver in 100m dash Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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