PennFuture, in collaboration with The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is offering a targeted educational program designed to help citizens become more involved in municipal stormwater management — an issue that affects all of us.
PLEASE JOIN US:
Monday – February 23, 2015 – 7:00 PM
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
PennFuture recently reached a legal settlement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in an Environmental Hearing Board appeal: PennFuture v. DEP and Upper Gwynedd Township, Docket No. 2013-105-L. The settlement will change the way that municipal separate storm sewer systems, known as MS4s, receive permits in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to offer assistance in clarifying and simplifying the stormwater permit process for watershed and conservation groups and citizens – and make public participation in your borough or township’s planning process easier.
Our presentation will cover:
- What the settlement in the Upper Gwynedd Township case means for you
- Ways for your organization and its members to get involved in the DEP’s process for updating the general permit for MS4s
- Opportunities to get involved in your local municipalities’ stormwater planning process, including:
- When and how you can participate in the public input process — and why it’s a key opportunity for citizens
- What to look for in permit applications, including pollutant reduction plans and TMDL plans
To reserve a seat, you can either call Joy Bergey at number below or register on-line at