October 25, 2012
The Center for Watershed Research and Service at Saint Francis recently organized and participated in three volunteer events. Amanda Conrad and Morgan Tibbens, technical service interns with the Center, coordinated these events. They gathered volunteers from Saint Francis and transported them to work sites. Two of the events were in cooperation with the Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team. The third event was in cooperation with the Clearfield Creek Watershed Association.
On September 12, a group of eight of our students helped to build and install fish habitat structures for the Quemahing Reservoir.
Twelve of our students teamed with the Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team on September 22, to clean roughly 10 miles of road bordering Little Paint Creek.
Then on September 23, six students teamed with the Clearfield Creek Watershed Association to help clean 5 miles of the Clearfield Creek and 9 miles of Route 53 in the Ashville/Dysart area.
Each event was successful and the help of the students was greatly appreciated by both groups. More events like this are planned for the school year. If you are a student interested in serving your surrounding community and environment, or if you are a local nonprofit in need of volunteers, contact Dr. William Strosnider, assistant professor of environmental engineering, by email at email@example.com.