Pennsylvania Virtual Fundraiser and Awards Celebration

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Pennsylvania Clean Water Fund is hosting a joint virtual fundraiser that brings together our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices to celebrate World Rivers Day. We hope you can join us!

Our live event features an awards ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania environmental leaders and a keynote address by Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action's President and CEO. 

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST

Where: Zoom

Register Here


In Philadelphia, we are recognizing the Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water with our Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award for their work to address PFAS contamination of drinking water in Bucks and Montgomery County communities and Philly Thrive who was at the forefront of the effort to improve air quality and demand a just transition of the oil refinery- then owned by Philadelphia Energy Solution with our Jerry Balter Environmental Justice Award.  

In Pittsburgh, we’re presenting our Dewey Award for environmental leadership to the Larimer Consensus Group for their efforts to address stormwater overflow through building resilience to flooding, reducing runoff, strengthening social cohesion, and advancing environmental literacy as well as Dr. John Stolz with the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University for his ongoing research and findings that draw attention to the impact fracking has had on drinking water sources and waterways. 

This event helps support our efforts to improve democracy, develop strong grassroots leadership, and bring together diverse communities to address lead hazards, plastics pollution from single use bags and PFAS contamination of drinking water in the Philadelphia region as well as sewage overflow issues, air pollution from industrial operations and ensuring access to safe, affordable, publicly controlled drinking water in the Pittsburgh region.

Thank you in advance for your support - we look forward to seeing you there! Register here.


As part of this year’s event we are also moving our auction online. The auction begins on Friday, September 25th at 8 am est and runs through Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 11 pm est. You can view our auction and pre-register to bid at

There will be great items to bid on like Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles ticket collages, wine imported from Italy and delivered to your door, and great travel opportunities. Proceeds from these and many other items will support our work in southwest Pennsylvania to reduce industrial pollution and help the residents of the City of Clairton breathe cleaner air as well as our work in southeast Pennsylvania to clean up the plastic pollution blighting our communities by reducing single use plastic bags.

Set yourself up today at to win these and other great items while also helping us protect the environment and public health.

If you or someone you know would also like to donate an item or service to the auction, please send an email to Joy at by 9/23/2020 with a description of the item, its value, a photo(s) and the quantity donated if more than one.