Remembering Some Volunteers Who Helped Out In Years Past

High School Student Volunteer Dawson Hughes Greater Nanticoke Area High School Dawson is the oldest son of the Executive Director.  He has helped out since he was 8 years old! ___________________________________________________________________________ Clerical and Field Assistant Volunteer Becca Lindner Wilkes-Barre, PA Becca was always willing to help with tasks from the…

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Environmental Good Samaritan Legislation and Funding

Two bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, related to “Environmental Good Samaritan Legislation”: H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), To authorize for a 7-year period of the collection of claim location and maintenance fees, and for other purposes; Also known as the ‘‘Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance…

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EPCAMR Interns create “Macros on Ice” to compliment EPCAMR Environmental Education Programs

Watershed Outreach Interns, Mallory Pinkowksi and Haley Giannone, are creating an updated collection of macro invertebrates for the EPCAMR “Peek-A-Bug” collection. This collection has been used in our outdoor environmental education programs for the last 12 years. They were originally collected and preserved by former Watershed Outreach Intern, Teresa Genna,…

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EPCAMR Awarded PennEast Community Connector Grant to Develop Underground Mine Map Prints for Wyoming Valley Municipalities

The PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, out of Wyomissing, PA, awarded EPCAMR a $5,000 grant through the Community Connector Grant Program based on our recent application for funding to conduct a Wyoming Valley Underground Mine Mapping Education and Outreach Program for local municipalities, focusing on those downstream of the proposed pipeline project.…

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EPCAMR brings on Haley Giannone as Summer Watershed Outreach Intern

Haley was born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, and currently resides in White Haven. She attends Bloomsburg University and will be a Senior this Fall, graduating in January 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Geography and Planning. She grew up in and around rivers; paddling, camping, hiking, and essentially doing anything…

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EPCAMR brings Denise Hernandez on board as Urban Outreach Specialist

Denise comes to EPCAMR through a reference from a professor at Luzerne County Community College, Dr. Brooke Yeager, a long-time supporter and friend of EPCAMR. Denise received her Associate of Science from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY where she majored in Community Health in 1997. Recently, she also received her…

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