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National Wildlife Day

September 4th was National Wildlife Day. This day, and every day marks an opportunity for everyone to step back, take a deep breath and think about all that surrounds us. It is inspiring to consider preservation and conservation efforts that work to improve the natural world. We have so much to learn. “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” – Henry David Thoreau HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY Take a hike!Those of us...
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How to Support Local Farms in July

During the summer we’re all spending a lot more time planning what food we need, constantly prepping meals and definitely craving fresh produce! In July there are so many amazing foods and produce in season! Food is much more important for little ones and adults when running around and sweating in the summer heat.  A fun summer activity is to go to local farms to get fresh produce whether your picking it yourself or just...
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World Water Day

Water is the driving force of all nature – Leonardo da Vinci     World Water Day is an annual United Nations (UN) observance day held on the 22nd of March that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Relevant water issues that are highlighted include water scarcity, water pollution, inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation, and the impacts of climate change. Every year this observance day has a different theme.      The theme of World Water Day...
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Money Awarded to Help Fund Water Quality Improvement

It is our pleasure to announce that this past week Headwaters Charitable Trust has been awarded TWO grants. One of them for the amount of $251,400 on behalf of the Toby Creek Watershed Association from the DEP Growing Greener Grant. The other grant was for a sum of $231,134 that will be used in the Johnstown Inclined Plane Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Treatment ID and Design project on behalf of the Growing Greener Grant as...
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Legislative Fund cuts

While I typically don’t advocate either way for legislation, I am very concerned with  Amendment A05143 to House Bill 1822 which will impact local business that rely on our natural resources.  Over the past 3 years, Headwaters Charitable Trust has hired technical firms, construction companies and ordered a supply chain of materials to the tune of $1.3M that have a direct economic impact on Pennsylvania’s economy.  The Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, and...
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