January 2013 archive

Upcoming Events & Programs

2013 Schuylkill County Ag Day  Thurs, Feb 7 8:15- 3:15 pm at the First United Church of Christ (Beside Penn State Schuylkill Campus): This year we have topics for animal producers, horse owners, field crop and vegetable growers and woodlot owners.  The keynote speaker is John Berry, with Penn State Extension. Cost is $15/person due …

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Planners hope to restore Big Creek in Brockton

On Thursday, Jan 10, members of Schuylkill Headwaters Association, RETTEW Associates, and citizens of Brockton held a public meeting at the Mary D Fire Company to discuss the Big Creek Watershed Coldwater Conservation Plan. Read the article here: http://www.tnonline.com/2013/jan/17/transformation

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This MLK Day, Volunteer!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born 84 years ago today, marking the beginning of an extraordinary life dedicated to giving back. In honor of his legacy, President Obama will join Americans across the country …

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Vote for your favorite rain barrel in Philly’s Art Contest

The Philadelphia Water Department is hosting a competition to dress up blue rain barrels to grace lawns and stoops around the city. The barrels hold 50-55 barrels of water from rooftops and downspouts.  To see student art designs and vote for your favorite barrel visit: http://www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrelart  

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$chuylkill Money in Your Pocket

FREE Income Tax Preparation is available to Schuylkill County residents that are eligible to claim the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Volunteer Income tax preparation sites open January 22, 2013 until April 2013 and are located at the Terry Reiley Center and McCann School of Business in Pottsville, Frackville Free Public Library, and Lehigh …

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Big Creek Public Meeting

A public meeting for creation of a Coldwater Heritage Plan for Big Creek will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Mary-D Fire Company.  This meeting is meant to gather data, identify threats, raise community awareness, and come up with an action plan to conserve the stream.

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Public Meeting on Big Creek Conservation Plan

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Vote for the Schuylkill River as PA River of the Year

The Schuylkill River is a finalist in the 2013 PA River of the Year Contest.  It is currently in 3rdplace behind the Lackawanna and Monongahela rivers. The award is an honor bestowed upon a Commonwealth river to elevate public awareness about that resource and recognize important conservation needs and achievements.  http://pawatersheds.org/vote/

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