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Date:  March 14, 2020

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

Announcing the Call for Presenters!

The Watershed Congress Organizing Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2020 Watershed Congress.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM, November 1, 2019.

All applications must be submitted online.

Interested in submitting a session proposal? Find additional guidance with proposal formatting information here.

Will 2020 be the year you present?

About the Watershed Congress

The Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill River advances the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Congress melds science, policy and practical applications into one program. Every year, a growing and changing group of individuals attends to gain new knowledge, acquire tools, and practice techniques that will allow them to take active roles in the stewardship of their natural resources.

Topics Requested by Past Participants:

Watershed-wide case studies • River recreation • Pollinators & watershed health • Dam removals • Urban stream restoration • Climate change • Bacteria • Soil health • Municipal outreach • Environmental restoration results • Plastics pollution • Cutting-edge monitoring technology • Watershed resiliency • Insects (terrestrial or aquatic) • Stormwater Pollutant Reduction Plans • BMPs • Funding options • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental field • Past land use • Volunteer monitor training • PFAS • Environmental Justice • Green infrastructure • New audiences • Alternative waste/wastewater treatment • Road salt • Trees & Streams • Regional food ecosystems • Invasive species • Fracking’s health impacts • Environmental education strategies (K-12) • MS4s • Fisheries • Drinking water regulations • Wellness & watersheds • Groundwater contaminant tracing • Individual/small scale actions • Algal blooms • New communication tools • Updates on prior sessions.

Watershed Congress Organizers will consider other suggestions

What do people say about the Watershed Congress?

“An amazing experience, one I hope to be a part of again in the future! … I learned a lot and walked away with new friends … The sessions I attended resulted in lots of questions and discussion … Very good presentations … This was a lot of fun … Always valuable and relevant … Affordable and always learn new, up-to-date information … A wonderful and organized event … A great Congress this year with some really good session presenters … The Watershed Congress on Saturday was wonderful! I’m so happy I was able to attend … We got a lot out of the Congress & look forward to next year.”

Comments from people who attended in 2019

Watershed Congress Organizers

The 20120 Watershed Congress is presented by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and its partner organizations as well as private individuals. Current organization partners represent: Berks County Conservation District; Berks Nature; Cadastral Consulting, LLC; Center in the Park/Senior Environment Corps; Delaware Nature Society; Delaware Valley University; A.D. Marble & Company; Montgomery County Community College; Montgomery County Conservation District; Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; Penn State University, Pennsylvania Sea Grant; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources; Reading Area Community College; Schuylkill River Greenways NHA; Stroud Water Research Center; Sustainable Choices, LLC & Philadelphia Water; Temple University; The Write Beat; and Yellow Springs Farm.

Interested in helping to sponsor the 2020 Watershed Congress?

Considering applying to be a student facilitator?

Want to know more about scholarships for participants who would not be able to attend without such support?

Email for more information or call 215-369-1188, ext. 109.

Learn more about the Watershed Congress

See presentations from past years:  2019201820172016,  and  2015.

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


Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 07:30 AM to 03:30 PM