Local champions speak out: Pennsylvania's community watershed organizations

Kathryn J. Brasier, Brian Lee, Richard Stedman, Jason Weigle

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Abstract

Community-based watershed organizations (CWOs) are non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary organizations with a water-related theme or mission. Interview data collected from 56 Pennsylvania CWOs are examined for evidence of social outcomes from collaborative management approaches that include local citizens. CWO members' actions have multiple effects in their communities: environmental education and behavior change, and positive unintended outcomes that build local capacity at multiple levels for leadership, partnerships and policy impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathways for Getting to Better Water Quality
Subtitle of host publicationThe Citizen Effect
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages133-144
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781441972811
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Brasier, K. J., Lee, B., Stedman, R., & Weigle, J. (2011). Local champions speak out: Pennsylvania's community watershed organizations. In Pathways for Getting to Better Water Quality: The Citizen Effect (pp. 133-144). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7282-8_11