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Floodplain Management Educational Program

Floodplains 101

Are you confused about floodplains?

100-Year Flood? Floodway? Flood Hazard Area?

Floodplain Management?

Impact of flooding on public safety?

Correlation between the conservation of
open space and floodplains?

Join us for Floodplains 101 to learn all about these terms
and get answers to your questions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mont Clare Fire Company, 216 Bridge St., Mont Clare, 19453
(Parking available at Produce Junction, Bridge St. Mont Clare)

Sponsored by:
Mont Clare Fire Company
The Friends of the Mingo Creek
& The Schuylkill Canal Association

Hosted by:
Mont Clare Fire Company

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The admission for this special program is free; however participants should pre-register to ensure seating. To register and for more information, please call or email:
The Schuylkill Canal Association @ 610-917-0021 or

This program is made possible in part by a grant to the Friends of the Mingo Creek from The George & Miriam Martin Foundation administered by
the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Refreshments will be served.
Floods may be common in Pennsylvania, a state with more miles of running water than roads, but too few people understand the complex factors that cause flooding to occur.

Who should attend?

  • Streamside property owners who want to learn how floodplains function during a flood.
  • Municipal officials who want to learn how to read floodplain maps.
  • Anyone who wants to learn what role citizens can play in community planning and floodplain management.

Whatever you level of knowledge, wherever you live, you need to learn how floodplain management practices can enhance the quality of our environment and our communities.

Want to learn more?
On Wednesday, October 29th, people will have an opportunity to learn all about floodplains, how they function and how our land use may be making flooding worse. Join professional land surveyor Wendy Lathrop, open space advocate Dulcie Flaharty, and members of the Mont Clare Fire Co. water rescue team for a talk on floodplain management, open space preservation and public safety issues related to flooding events.
Ms. Lathrop, who has served as a consultant to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has prepared a plain language "Primer on Floodplain Management" that will be used throughout the program. Wendy will illustrate floodplain management concepts through the use of local ordinances and floodplain maps for Upper Providence Township. She will also speak on regulatory aspects of floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program and the benefits of preserving floodplains in sound land use planning.
Dulcie Flaharty, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Lands Trust, will present an overview of the correlation between the preservation of open space and floodplain management. She will also provide information on the Montgomery County Open Space Referendum that is on the Nov. 4th election ballot.
The Mont Clare Fire Co. Water Rescue Team will provide information on public safety issues that are raised during extreme storm events and flood emergencies. They will give an overview of what their responsibilities are during a flood and how homeowners in a floodplain should respond to flooding events.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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