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Register to Host a Walk With a Doc in Your Community this September!

We invite you to host a community Walk with a Doc event during PA Trails Month this September.  As part of this statewide movement you’ll help to promote health, nature, and your parks and trails.

DCNR, with the endorsement of Dr. Suk, Geisinger Health Systems Chief Physician Officer and Chair of the Musculoskeletal Institute & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has partnered with Walk with a Doc and the PA Medical Society to give you the opportunity to creatively share your parks, trails, and lands through a Walk with a Doc event. Our partnership assists in connecting you with doctors in your community and providing you with planning resources. Helping you champion a Walk with a Doc event meets DCNR’s State Outdoor Recreation Plan’s recommendation to support programs that connect health and outdoor recreation

WHY should I participate?

While Walk with a Doc was originally started to get people moving, the benefits of the program far exceed a simple walk! Additional benefits of hosting a Walk with a Doc event include:

  1. Makes your community healthier and happier.
  2. Starts a relationship with a doctor in your community.
  3. Generates a one-time event that has the potential to become a year-round program.
  4. Promotes health and nature within your community and helps participants recognize the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of being outside.
  5. Increases awareness about stewardship for your parks and natural areas.

The power of exercise, education, social connection, and nature are an all-in-one prescription for a healthy life for both walkers and walk leaders.

HOW Do I Participate?

  1. Select a location, date and time to host a 30- to 60-minute walk any time in September 2022. Choose a park or safe walking route in your community.
  2. Fill out the Walk with a Doc event registration DCNR Walk with a Doc Registration no later than May 15th. If you don't have a doctor, we will help you locate one through the PA Medical Society.
  3. Plan and promote your event using the Walk with a Doc digital toolkit with marketing tips and tools. You will receive access to this once you register your event.
  4. After your event, share your photos and sign-in sheets with us. If you're interested in hosting additional walks as an official Walk with a Doc chapter, the Walk with a Doc office will send you details about getting signed up!

Questions? Contact DCNR Recreation and Conservation Advisor Cheri Matter.

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PennState Extension Water Webinar Series: Lead in Drinking Water

July 6, 1PM - 2PM | Virtual (no cost, registration required)

Lead is commonly found in drinking water as a result of corrosive water combined with older plumbing and is a problem many may be unaware of. Join us for Water Webinar Series: Lead in Drinking Water to learn about testing your water and how to reduce lead levels in your water.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone who gets their drinking water from a private well, spring, or cistern
  • Those interested in learning more about Pennsylvania's water supply

What will you learn?

  • Possible sources of lead in drinking water
  • How to have your water tested for lead
  • How to treat lead in your drinking water

REGISTER NOW

More about the Water Webinar Series:

The Water Webinar Series is hosted by the Penn State Extension Water Resources team. Learn about a variety of private water topics such as common health and aesthetic impacts on drinking water supplies, preventing bacteria contamination, well construction, and septic systems. Each event will include an interactive Q&A session with the presenters! 

 

Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk: Pesticides and Water Pollution

July 27, 2022 | Virtual (no cost, registration is required)

Pesticide use has increased in recent years and are commonly used in agriculture as well as public households. Pesticides are also frequently detected in freshwater habitats. Water Coler Talk: Pesticides and Water Pollution will review the impact pesticides in streams, lakes, and ponds have on these ecosystems. Please join us as we gather around the virtual water cooler as one collective water resource community.

Who is this for?

  • Anyone interested in water resources
  • Those who work in the water field
  • Those who have a general interest in water

What will you learn?

  • Hear about current work happening in the water resource field
  • Ask questions and share ideas with professionals across Pennsylvania

REGISTER NOW

A certificate of attendance will be provided for professional development documentation. This will be provided to anyone who attends and is interested in receiving this certificate.

Please note that this does not count as certified credits for continuing education.

More About the Water Cooler Series

The Water Cooler Talk series provides a once-a-month event that features invited speakers talking about water resources around the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics will range anywhere from climate to groundwater and anything in between. This series provides a chance for all people interested in water resources to gather and discuss current water-related work.