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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Community Pipeline Watch Training this Saturday

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  • PIKE COUNTY:
    Saturday May 11th, 10am-12:30pm
    Location: Dingmans Branch, Pike County Public Library, 100 Bond Court, Milford, PA 18328
    Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) has relied on trained volunteer monitors for over twenty years to help monitor and protect the sensitive streams, rivers and habitats that flow through the Delaware River Basin. DRN currently supports about 70 stream stations in the Upper Delaware Basin alone where dedicated trained volunteers and landowners collect stream quality data on a monthly basis in areas where Marcellus shale is present and where natural gas drilling could begin if the DRBC moratorium is lifted.
    As fracking expands in Pennsylvania, over a dozen pipeline projects throughout the Delaware Basin are being proposed and some forging ahead despite community concerns. For these pipeline watch trainings, DRN will teach participants a visual assessment that will be used to help document potential pollution originating from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline construction practices that is underway in the Upper Delaware Basin now and through the summer. Monitoring especially during times of rain when sediment pollution can greatly affect the health of surrounding waterbodies will be important to protect the sensitive streams that the pipeline is cutting through. By having a trained corps of local Pipeline Watchers and landowners on the ground and reporting issues to agencies, DRN and the community can help hold these large corporations accountable when they pollute.
    If you are local to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Project or you live on property being impacted by the pipeline (see map of the scope of the project here: http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/resources/Factsheets/KMTennGasPipelinemap_091112.jpg) and you’d like to register for this workshop (a second workshop may be held for May 20th from 5:30-8:00pm if this workshop fills up – workshop limited to 20 people) visit:
    http://delawareriverkeeper2.givezooks.com/events/pipeline-watchdog-training
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