October 2012 archive

Successful Fall Clean-Up!

Thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors who helped make SHA’s Fall Clean-Up a success!  We had 32 volunteers spend their Saturday morning cleaning up the Blythe Township road below Silver Creek Reservoir.  In addition, the Blackrock Motorsports group removed over 120 tires from a pit on Reading Anthracite Property.  Finally, the Trout Unlimited Schuylkill …

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Pew Environment Group alert- vote for Menhaden!

Click link to fill out the voter comment form: https://secure3.convio.net/pew/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1554 Vote for Menhaden!  The comment period for this alert closes on November 16th.   Fishery managers need to hear from you! Let them know you vote for recovery NOW for the most important fish in the sea. In a landmark move last year, East Coast fishery managers—responding …

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New water app in celebration of the Clean water act

new water app in celebration of the Clean water act Today, on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, EPA is launching a new app and website to help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States from their smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. …

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Installed Rain Barrels

Here are some photos of installed rain barrels around the county that were part of SHA’s ‘Art of Rain’  project! Left to right: (1-2) Father Anthony Scurla, Holy Dormition Friary, in Sybertsville, Pa. Photo credit Ray Syzc.  (3) Painted barrel at Season’s Art Landscape in Orwigsburg, Pa. (4) Painted barrel at Trail Gardens Landscape, Cressona, Pa.

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Veolia Water Releases Study on Process to Remove Pharmaceuticals, Phosphorus from Wastewater

http://www.wwdmag.com/wastewater/veolia-water-releases-study-process-remove-pharmaceuticals-phosphorus-wastewater   New technology removes 75% of pharmaceuticals in wastewater Veolia Water North America announced study findings that showed the successful removal of pharmaceuticals and phosphorus from wastewater using its Actiflo Carb technology. Over the course of an eight-week study, the presence of phosphorus and a variety of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), ranging …

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