Spring Creek Watershed Commission

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Mission Statement

Spring Creek Watershed Commission
Mission Statement
Developed 1997

  1. To establish a long-range vision for the watershed that represents a consensus of thoughts and ideals that are commonly shared by the people of the Spring Creek Watershed.
  2. To establish a leadership role within the watershed to advance and coordinate projects and programs that are consistent with the long-range vision of the Spring Creek Watershed.
  3. To develop a long-range comprehensive Watershed Management Plan and a program of meaningful associated projects to protect and enhance the quality of life within the Spring Creek Watershed.
Last Updated on Saturday, December 26 2009 11:40

Core Urban Nutrient Management (UNM) Practices

Core Urban Nutrient Management (UNM) Practices

An Urban Nutrient Management (UNM) workgroup is developing guidance for the Bay Program with specific recommendations for improving urban nutrient management (lawns and turf areas). An expert panel and the workgroup (led by Tom Schueler, Urban Stormwater Workgroup Coordinator and Executive Director of the Center for Watershed Protection) have identified “ Core Urban Nutrient Management Practices ” – including both fertilization and management of “lawn biomass”. For the full PDF version of this article {click here} .

Last Updated on Friday, January 18 2013 09:29

Spring Creek Watershed Model Ordinance for Borehole and Well Drilling

Spring Creek Watershed Model Ordinance for Borehole and Well Drilling

Why This is Important

The Perfect Storm-

Earlier this year, the League of Women Voters sponsored a workshop entitled, "Why Our Ground Water Must be Protected Through Proper Construction of Residential Wells & Geothermal Heat Pump System Boreholes."  According to one of the presenters, Dr. Todd Giddings, a "Perfect Storm" is brewing that will result in many more geothermal systems being installed, and consequently more boreholes into the aquifer.  This storm is starting because:

  • The federal government is providing a tax credit for 30% of the cost of installing geothermal systems.
  • Fuel costs are high and expected to increase.
  • The State has a $42 million grant to encourage geothermal systems.

Last Updated on Friday, January 18 2013 09:31 Read more...

Enhancing Community and Watershed Sustainability

The Brandywine Conservancy, a watershed conservation organization in southeastern Pennsylvania, views municipal planning and resource protection efforts as critical to the sustainability of the Brandywine Creek watershed. For decades, the Conservancy's Environmental Management Center (EMC) has offered technical planning assistance to municipalities within its watershed, and has recently begun efforts to help municipal officials contribute to improving their communities' sustainability. John Theilacker, AICP, head of the EMC's municipal assistance program, and Wesley R. Horner, AICP, senior water resources advisor for the EMC, will share their community and watershed sustainability initiative through presentation and dialogue with session attendees in support of the Spring Creek Watershed Commission's own watershed sustainability initiative.

Sustainability Lecture Poster

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 02 2010 09:28

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