Snowfall totals in portions of Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, tallied Saturday night by the National Weather Service, might surprise you. With the storm ended, speed restrictions on U.S. Routes 422 and 202 were lifted.
Pennsylvania conservationists and PennDOT are helping to launch clean-up campaigns this month to keep trash out of waterways. So far, 2021 has been a banner year for hauling junk out of local watersheds.
Volunteers have been working since September with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, and more are needed, to help install 20,000 native plants as a "sure-fire" way to stop flooding and its damage.
Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission is helping to pay for educational programs being held June through August by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy on Green Lane Reservoir in Pennsburg.
With video. Across 90 different locations along the Perkiomen Watershed, over a thousand volunteers gathered Saturday and worked for hours to rid streams and the landscape of unwanted trash and debris.
Lower Frederick Township and some of its residents intend to play a significant role in the 2020 stream and park clean-up, sponsored April 4 by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.
The 15th annual frolic in the flakes - the Snowshoe 5-K cross-country race to benefit the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy - is scheduled for Jan. 25 at Spring Mount Ski Area. Early registration is open!
Last week's rain swelled the Perkiomen Creek from a height of 1-1/2 feet to more than 16 feet within only hours. The education building at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Schwenksville was damaged.