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SAN Celebrates 10 Years Protecting the Schuylkill River Watershed

Logo for the Schuylkill Action Network.The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) marks its 10th anniversary in 2013. SAN's mission is to improve the water resources of the Schuylkill River Watershed by working in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies and governments, local watershed organizations and land conservation organizations, businesses, academics, and water suppliers, to transcend regulatory and jurisdictional boundaries in the strategic implementation of protection measures for the entire watershed. Learn more about SAN at the above link.

To celebrate a decade of watershed achievements, SAN held a luncheon event with presentations, speakers, awards, and networking on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, Pa. DRBC Executive Director Carol R. Collier offered the closing remarks.

Schuylkill Action Network 10 Year Anniversary Event: May 9, 2013

9:30-10:00 Registration and Networking

10:00-10:30 Welcome and Kickoff (Audubon Center Welcome by Jean Bochnowski)

  • Shawn M. Garvin, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region III
  • Peter Grevatt, Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. EPA
  • Lynn Langer, Regional Director, PA DEP Southcentral Regional Office
  • Howard Neukrug, Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Jen Adkins, Executive Director, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

10:30-11:15 Keynote Speakers

  • Lori Reynolds, Office of Infrastructure and Assistance, U.S. EPA Region III
  • Chris Crocket, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department

11:15-12:30 Partner Presentations Ideas

  • Schuylkill River Restoration Fund: Tim Fenchel, Schuylkill River Heritage Area
  • AMD Success - The Mary D Project: Bill Reichert, Schuylkill Headwaters Association
  • Agriculture Success in Berks County: Kim Murphy, Berks County Conservancy
  • SAN Water Supplier Partnerships: Jesse Goldberg, Miller Environmental
  • Stormwater Outreach and Implementation: Lisa Wool, Partnership for the Del. Estuary
  • Saucony Creek Brewing Company partnership: Matt Lindenmuth, Owner SCBC

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-1:35 Award Presentations

  • Lehigh Anthracite
  • Berks County MS4 Committee
  • Larry Lloyd
  • East Norriton Middle School
  • SSM Group, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Water Department (Delaware Valley Early Warning System)

1:35-1:45 Closing Remarks

  • Carol Collier, Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission

1:45-2:30 Networking Reception