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Cumberland County Water Resources Forum


About the Event

The event is for anyone who wants to learn more about the importance of water in Cumberland County and how municipal governments and other organizations are working to protect this precious, shared natural resource.

Speakers from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation will discuss the ways clean, abundant water benefits county residents and businesses.

Next, presenters from PA American Water, Berks County, the Borough of Marysville, and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission will outline ongoing work to protect our surface water and groundwater quality and quantity.

Capping the evening, staff from Cumberland County will highlight key programs that help keep pollutants out of local streams, including the recently approved Countywide Action Plan which is part of Pennsylvania’s overall Chesapeake Bay improvement effort, and review model guidance for local ordinance development.


Speakers

Vince DiFilippo, Cumberland County Commissioners

Rick Rovegno, Cumberland Conservation Collaborative

Katie Hess, South Mountain Partnership and Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Sabrina Haydt, DEP Safe Drinking Water Program

Jamie Keener & Shireen Farr, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation

Kristi English, Pennsylvania American Water

Kent Himelright, Berks County Source Water Protection Program and Berks County Conservation District

Stephanie Stoner, Borough of Marysville Planning Commission

Tyler Shenk, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Erin Letavic, Hebert, Rowland and Grubic, Inc.

Lori Glace, Cumberland County Conservation District

Elizabeth Grant, Cumberland County Planning Department

 


Event Details

Date:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time:

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

Location:

ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

Costs:

 FREE

Registration Deadline:

Monday, May 17, 2021 or
until registrant cap has been reached

Log-on information will be emailed to all registrants approximately one day prior to the event.


Agenda

6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

WELCOME 
Rick Rovegno, Cumberland Conservation Collaborative & Vince DiFilippo, Cumberland County Commissioner

6:05 pm – 6:10 pm

WATER PROGRAM UPDATE
Katie Hess, South Mountain Partnership and Appalachian Trail Conservancy

6:10 pm – 6:35 pm

HOW CLEAN AND ABUNDANT WATER RESOURCES BENEFIT CUMBERLAND COUNTY
– PA Safe Drinking Water: A Brief History – Sabrina Haydt, DEP Safe Drinking Water Program
– Economic development benefits – Jamie Keener & Shireen Farr, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation

6:35 pm – 7:25 pm

SOURCE WATER PROTECTION EFFORTS FOR PUBLIC DRINKING WATER
– Local Source Water Protection Efforts – Kristi English, PA American Water
– Berks County Source Water Protection Program, A Countywide Collaborative – Kent Himelright, Berks County Source Water Protection Program and Berks County Conservation District
– First Hand Experience Getting a Wellhead Protection Ordinance Passed – Stephanie Stoner, Borough of Marysville, Planning Commission Vice Chair
– Water Quality Monitoring in Cumberland County – Tyler Shenk, Supervisor, Restoration & Protection, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

7:25 pm – 7:50 pm

CUMBERLAND COUNTY WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PROGRAMS E
– Countywide Action Plan Updates & Implementation and Conservation District Program Opportunities – Erin Letavic, Countywide Action Plan Coordinator for Cumberland County, HRG Project Manager/Civil Engineer & Lori Glace, Cumberland County Conservation District, Conservation Analyst
– The Co-benefits of Clean Water: County Planning Processes and Model Guidance – Elizabeth Grant, Cumberland County Planning Department

7:50 pm – 8:00 pm

OPEN FORUM Q & A
Moderated by Cumberland County Commissioner Vincent DiFilippo

 


Registration is Now Closed