Buffalo Creek Confluence - Online space only available

Category: Adults
12/7/23 9:00 am - 12/7/23 4:00 pm

We've reached capacity for in-person attendance but online spaces are still available!

Buffalo Creek Confluence: Coming Together for Shared Solutions

What: 1-day summit focused on local challenges & shared solutions to improve water quality, communities, and habitat

Registration Fee: Two discounted options thanks to the generous support of our funders

- In person: $20 includes program, breakfast, & lunch

- Online attendance: free

Topics: Green stormwater infrastructure, funding, water quality, invasive species, bird-friendly communities, and more.

Hybrid attendance options: In-person at Buffalo Creek Nature Park (154 Monroe Road, Sarver, PA, 16055) or online. Select your attendance choice when registering. 


8 am – 9 am

Registration and continental breakfast

9 am – 9:15 am


Sarah Koenig, Conservation Director, Audubon Society of Western PA (ASWP)

9:15 am – 10 am

Keynote Speaker

Creative Approaches for Improving Water Management and Livability - Etna Case Study


Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager, Borough of Etna

10 am – 10:40 am

Bird-Friendly Community Recognition

Jim Bonner, Executive Director, ASWP

10:40 am – 10:50 am


10:50 am – 11:35 am

Roadside Invasive Species Management

Art Gover, Fruittown Land Stewardship Services and Penn State Extension (ret.)

11:35 am – 12:20 pm

Native Plant Solutions

Roxanne Swan, Native Plant Center Coordinator, ASWP

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm


12:50 pm – 1:35 pm

Keynote Speaker

Protecting and Improving Pennsylvania’s Waterways: A Message of Hope

John Dawes, Executive Director, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

1:35 pm – 2:20 pm

Collaboration in the Connoquenessing: Improving Habitat, Water Quality, Recreation, and Infrastructure

Doug Roth, Vice Chair Supervisor, Penn Township and Dave Andrews, President, Connoquenessing Watershed Association

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Rain Gardens and More! Municipal Green Infrastructure - What is it and How do We do it?

Barb Hauge, Landscape Architect, UpStreet Architects

3:15 pm – 4 pm

Funding: Opportunities and Best Practices

Bob Grimm, Senior Municipal Consulting and Management Strategist, HRG, Inc.

Funders: Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Environmental Stewardship Fund, and PA Department of Enviromental Protection's Growing Greener Fund. 

For more information: Contact Sarah Koenig, Conservation Director, at skoenig<@>aswp.org or (412) 963-6100.

Link to join online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4129636100?pwd=YzFuTktpaGpSTkJXTUwwaEo2cTB2UT09&omn=82831535576

Location: Hybrid - Online or Buffalo Creek Nature Park



Register Online