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