Education is at the center of all we do here at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. We are a local resource for watershed science, stormwater management, native plants, and invasive plant removal.
Browse our Learning Center to learn more about what we teach through our award-winning programs, workshops, and restoration projects.
What is a Watershed?
Check out the video on the right created by the US Department of Agriculture.
What Is A Conservancy?
A Conservancy is an organization or area designated to conserve and protect natural resources. The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's offices and property are used for Environmental Education classes by school groups, for Out & About Exploration classes by families, and for demonstrations of Rain Gardens, cisterns, and other stormwater management practices by our Conservation Coordinator. Enjoy one of these educational opportunities or check out other ways to support the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.
Impervious Surfaces and Their Effects - From USGS
Bucks County Conservation District
To provide for the wise use, management and development of the county's soil, water and related natural resources. This is accomplished with the cooperation of public agencies, private groups and individuals.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
DRN works throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed including portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. DRN has a breadth of knowledge about the environment as well as expertise specific to rivers and watersheds. DRN provides effective environmental advocacy to ensure enforcement of environmental safety laws, volunteer monitoring programs, stream restoration projects and public education.
People and Wildlife can Coexist. Our work is to restore our waterway systems to a more natural condition and we also design healthy walkable neighborhoods.
Lehigh County Conservation District
A dynamic partnership of conservation professionals providing quality service to protect Lehigh County's diverse natural resources through leadership, technical assistance, education, land protection, promotion of sustainable development, and protection of water and soil quality.
Montgomery County Conservation District
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water and related resources.
Stroud Water Research Center
The Stroud Water Research Center is internationally acclaimed for its pioneering research on streams and rivers. Visitors of the Center are amazed to find part of White Clay Creek flowing through the Center laboratories. The Center's educational programs sever as a resource for science teachers, and enhance the stewardship of watersheds. The programs include hands-on elementary school science projects, staff-taught courses at local universities, public workshops, lectures and forums, and a summer institute for middle school teachers.
Responding to an alarming trend of the loss of trees in Pennsylvania's metropolitan areas, TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees. Launched in 2004 in southern PA, TreeVitalize already has achieved its goal of planting 20,000 trees in that five-county region.
Upper Perkiomen Land and Water Alliance
A forum for conservation issues in the Upper Perkiomen Creek watershed. There is no charge for membership and all interested individuals or groups are welcome to participate
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