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Date:  March 10, 2018

Location:  Montgomery County Community College - West Campus Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Announcing the 2018 Watershed Congress
The Watershed Congress is an annual event that seeks to advance the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Watershed Congress melds science, policy, and practical applications into one program. As a result, the annual Watershed Congress is a highly anticipated event for people interested in understanding, protecting, and restoring their local streams.

View the program detail.

What do people say about past Watershed Congresses? Hear from people who attended in 2017:
“I found the whole day to be informative and useful! … One of my must attend conferences. … The Congress was terrific, so much fun! … The conference was very engaging for me. … My first Watershed Congress was fantastic, and your organization was so smooth. … I really learned a lot from many of the presenters. … Congresses like this are critical for maintaining focus on these much needed topics. … Enjoyed it and made some good connections. … Thank you for all of your hard work in making the Schuylkill Watershed Congress a fantastic event. I’m happy I was able to participate and see what the Congress is like. I’m also psyched to have won a door prize."

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state & local agency representatives • Municipal officials & staff • Environmental consultants & contractors • Watershed organizations • Community groups • Conservancies & land trusts • Educators & students • The general public

The Congress audience represents a diverse community interested in protection and restoration of water resources. With topics that apply broadly to watershed protection and restoration efforts, the program attracts participants from across Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. New York and Virginia are occasionally represented.

Register before February 12, 2018 for the lowest rate.
•    Register online
•    Register by mail
A student rate is available.

Student Facilitator Scholarships
The Watershed Congress offers scholarships to introduce current undergraduate and graduate students to watershed issues and encourage them to become future presenters. Both full-time and part-time students from the area are eligible. Student facilitators will have responsibilities during the Watershed Congress program including making announcements, time keeping, trouble shooting, etc. (student facilitators are not responsible for IT).

Those interested in becoming student facilitators for the 2018 Watershed Congress can apply online. The application deadline for Student Facilitator Scholarships is 11:59 pm, February 11, 2018.

The 2018 Watershed Congress is presented by:
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network with:  Berks County Conservation District • Berks Nature • Brandywine Red Clay Alliance • Bucks County Conservation District • Cadastral Consulting, LLC • Center in the Park / Senior Environment Corps • Chester County Water Resources Authority • Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association • Delaware Nature Society • Delaware Valley University & Temple University • Green Valleys Watershed Association • Lehigh County Conservation District • A.D. Marble & Company • Meliora Design • Montgomery County Community College • Montgomery County Conservation District • Nature Abounds / Pennsylvania Senior Environment Corps • Octoraro Native Plant Nursery • Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Schuylkill Action Network • Pennsylvania Environmental Council • The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Sea Grant • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources • Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy • Phoenix Iron Canal & Trails Association • Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Philadelphia / Pennsylvania • Reading Area Community College • Schuylkill River Greenway National Heritage Area • Stroud Water Research Center • Sustainable Choices, LLC and Philadelphia Water • Trout Unlimited, Valley Forge Chapter • Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association • The Write Beat • Yellow Springs Farm

Learn more about the Watershed Congress

Interested in helping to sponsor the 2018 Watershed Congress?
Want to know more about scholarships for participants who would not be able to attend without such support? Contact Chari for more information or call 215-369-1188, ext. 109.

Montgomery County Community College West Campus South Hall, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 07:30 AM to 03:15 PM