Power To Save Special: June, 2015

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Power To Save Special
June 18, 2015
7:30pm – 8:00pm

 

 

WNEP-TV’s Don Jacobs and Jackie Lewandoski host this quarter’s Power To Save Special.  We’ll celebrate the growing footprint of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; go inside the Beltzville Dam flood protection project; learn stream stewardship and feed the hungry; and finally, celebrate wildlife rehab.

GROWING PROTECTION – Don Jacobs

A small group of area residents save a national environmental treasure, and now it’s GROWING!  See the newest area added to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaClick Here to view this feature.

HUGE FLOOD PROTECTION – Jackie Lewandoski

The US Army Corp of Engineers built the Beltzville Dam to help control potential flood levels downstream in the Lehigh River. The Lehigh River runs through the heart of Allentown.  See how it was built and travel down into the belly of the Control Tower. Maintaining the lake level for recreation while carefully discharging water to maintain healthy stream temperatures are key functions after it’s pledge to protect property and lives.  They even tells us how we can get almost real-time text alerts from streams of our choice as they rise toward flood stage.  Click Here to view this feature.
Delaware River Basin Map
Conditions at Pennsylvania lakes and reservoirs
Water Level Text Alerts
National Weather Service Precipitation Prediction Center

FISHING FOR STEWARDSHIP AND HUNTERS SHARING THE HARVEST – Jackie Lewandoski

WNEP’s Jackie Lewandoski checks in with Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation who is supporting two projects: learn about fly fishing and stream ecology and protection at the Trout Unlimited / Keystone College Summer Camp. Then, we’ll check in with how hunters who share their success are helping families get proper nutrition. Hunters Sharing The Harvest and the CEO/Weinburg Regional Food Bank work together to get organic meat to needy families.  Click Here to view this feature.

SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS NEW ACREAGES. – Jackie/Jake

The folks at the Second Chance Wildlife Center celebrate 25 years by securing more land for expansion and future rehabilitation.  Click Here to view this feature.

 

 

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