PennFuture Convenes Watershed Listening Session in Lehigh Valley

(March 7, 2018) Bethlehem, Pa. –PennFuture will host a listening session in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania on Monday, March 12, gathering regional watershed groups, volunteers, and organizations to discuss the critical environmental and water quality issues in line with each organization’s mission.
Together, we will discuss how we can successfully protect our natural resources by addressing stream re-designations, acid mine drainage, pollution from sediment and erosion, land conservation concerns, riparian buffers, and other water quality impacts.
After an initial group discussion, attendees can enjoy a happy hour while focusing on the Delaware River Watershed, including the Lehigh River, Schuylkill River, and their tributaries.
PennFuture’s goal is to meet with local environmental organizations to better understand priorities, struggles, and triumphs environmental groups face, and to explore possible collaboration opportunities. 
“Come, mingle, and tell us how we can help make the Lehigh Valley a success in the environmental and clean water arena,” said PennFuture Northeast PA Outreach Coordinator Emily Rinaldi.
When: Monday, March 12, 2018 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Where: Fegley's Brew Works, 559 Main St, #101, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Groups and volunteers interested in attending can RSVP by contacting Emily Rinaldi at 570-216-3344 or rinaldi@pennfuture.org.
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.
Stephanie Rex, Director of Communications, PennFuture