Today our Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) workgroup visited an untreated discharge from an abandoned underground coal mine. AMD carries heavy metals and many times is acidic, harming our waterways. Does anyone know why the stream is orange?
The #SchuylkillScrub officially starts TODAY! Register for a trash cleanup or coordinate your own by visiting SchuylkillScrub.org
We’re excited to launch our new website! You can still find us at SchuylkillWaters.org 💧
You see all those white tubes? Well they’re protecting newly planted trees along the regraded and restored stream channel along Morris Road in Upper Gwynedd Township. As these trees grow, they’ll absorb and filter more water runoff from the roads and surrounding neighborhood, helping to keep Skippack Creek clean.
Students in grades 6-12 in #BerksCounty, #ChesterCounty, #MontgomeryCountyPA, and #SchuylkillCounty - submit your artwork for a chance to win prizes and get your art installed around a #stormdrain. Your #artwork must illustrate the connection between storm drains and local waterways, which is our source of #drinkingwater. Click link in profile for more details.
We had a great time touring @berksnature’s new facilities and the restored #AngelicaCreek. This park now provides clean water to the #SchuylkillRiver. Even trout, bald eagles, and minks have returned to the restored park!!
Today we toured farms in #BerksCounty that now have improved environmental practices. From planting trees along streams, to managing manure and stormwater - these practices are all helping to ensure we have clean drinking water. Thanks to our many partners that make these projects happen! @berksnature @berkscoconservationdistrict @phillyh2o
“What do you want your water to hold?” ...that’s the message that Ellie Crane included in her artwork. She drew water droplets literally holding littered items and even a dead fish. She wants everyone to understand that it’s #onewater: the water that falls from the sky as rain, runs across the land picking up whatever’s is on the surface, rushes to storm drains, that lead to local stream, connecting to the #SchuylkillRiver, a source of #drinkingwater for nearly 2 million people!!
Pictured here is Kevin Devine, first place winner for the Schuylkill Street Art Contest in #SchuylkillCounty. His artwork is now installed outside of #PottsvilleAreaHighSchool to educate teachers, students, and residents about keeping our streets and therefore streams clean. #CleanWatertArt #Schuylkill