Students Receive Recognition for Their Work on Community Rain Garden

Representative Ryan Costello recognized Perkiomen Valley High School Key Club students last week for their work on the Perkiomen Township rain garden project.  MCCD worked with the students to create the landscaping plan for the garden, and then to plant almost 800 native species during three volunteer workdays.

The students were presented with a Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water award by the EPA and Schuylkill Action Network.  Work is ongoing to make the rain garden an outdoor classroom space, which will include educational signage.

Tire Recycling Event on June 25

Montgomery County will be hosting its next tire recycling event on Saturday, June 25 from 9am-12pm at the Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center,
77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468.

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Powerpoint Presentations from the NPDES Permitting Workshop 5-24-16

Links to the presentations:
Worksheet 10- Mark Lonergan
NOT and Recorder of Deeds Requirements – Mark Lonergan
Critical Stages – Mark Lonergan
Approved List of BMP’s – Mark Lonergan
Act 162 Technical Guidance – Mark Lonergan
PCSM Implementation and Maintenance – Eric Konzelmann
105 Session – John Hohenstein

DEP Announces Training for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s)

PA Department of Environmental Protection
May 11, 2016
HARRISBURG– The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that training workshops will be held at six locations across the state this summer to assist new and existing Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) with changes to the MS4 NPDES General Permit, also referred to as a PAG-13.

A reissued PAG-13 General Permit is expected to become effective in March 2018, and NOIs are due from most MS4s in September 2017. Preparing applications will need to begin soon in order to meet this deadline.

The training also will be applicable to MS4s that will need to submit applications for individual MS4 NPDES permits. The official Registration Form and payment must be received by DEP via mail 30 days before each workshop begins. Seating is limited to 50 participants for each workshop, and there is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch.

The workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • June 14-15 Uniontown
  • June 21-22 Scranton
  • June 28-29 Wyomissing
  • July 19-20 Lewisburg
  • TBA-July York Area
  • TBA-July Cranberry Township Area

A separate announcement will be forthcoming for additional training workshops. These workshops will be held to help new and existing MS4 permittees understand how to prepare stormwater pollution plans that are required to be completed and submitted with the NOI or permit application.

To complete a registration form for one of the workshops, visit theDEP website or paste into your browser.

Rain Garden Tour: May 17 at 6PM

Come tour the newly installed 3000+ square-foot rain garden at the Perkiomen Township Community Park, 1 Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA, on Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm.  Montgomery County Conservation District’s Watershed Specialist will provide a guided tour of the rain garden, as well as background on the project to enhance this community space.

This is a great opportunity to see a new stormwater BMP in action, and to learn from a District project.

>Click here for more details.

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