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2017-2019 Stewardship Director Carol Parenzan

Introducing Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Director

It’s my pleasure to welcome Carol as the ACA-PA Stewardship Director. She is an incredibly hardworking woman and is devoted to Pennsylvania waterways and overall water quality and health of rivers in general.  -Steve Barber ACA-PA State Director

Carol Parenzan ACA-PA Stewardship Director

ACA-PA Stewardship Director Carol Parenzan

 

Carol Parenzan is passionate about our Pennsylvania waterways.

As a young child, she searched for minnows and salamanders in her backyard woods and visited fisheries around the state. As a teen, she paddled hundreds of miles along the banks of the Susquehanna and her tributaries. As a college student, she studied environmental engineering with a focus on water at Penn State. As a homeschooling mom with her daughter, Elise, she explored miles of trails, turned over many rocks, listened to the music of waterfalls, and flew with the eagles from vistas overlooking the river valley. As an environmental educator, she has shared her passion for protecting our natural treasures, such as our state’s watersheds, through the creation of over 30 creative nonfiction children’s books and the delivery of hundreds of STEM programs. Today, she is the licensed voice of our river, serving as the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, a position through which she champions clean water for an 11,000-square mile watershed that is defined by the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna River and her tributaries so that every resident of and visitor to our area can have swimmable, drinkable, fishable (and paddle-able) water. Carol is 1 of more than 300 Waterkeeper Alliance-licensed keepers around the world on 6 continents in 36 countries.

You can find out more about her at http://www.middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/

As well you can follow her on Facebook

You can also contact Carol Parenzan by email if you would like.

She is working hard with the great people on the Middle Susquehanna as the Riverkeeper but she is also going to be doing some great things for the ACA-PA. Welcome Carol. I got to hang out with her on the Susquehanna in a Sunrise to Sunset Paddle not to long ago and this is a video I made of the day.

 

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ACA - Pennsylvania shared an event. ...

WV Beers for WV Public Lands!

February 21, 2018, 6:00pm - February 21, 2018, 7:00pm

Do you like beer? Do you like our public lands? We have just the event for you! Join us for WV Beers for WV Public Lands, presented by the Morgantown Chapter of West Virginians for Public Lands and West Virginia Rivers Coalition in partnership with Sierra Club. We will have several WV beers on tap from Short Story Brewing and Chestnut Brew Works, all proceeds going to West Virginians for Public Lands; a photo booth provided by As You Are Boudoir, props included; raffles and door prizes provided by Pathfinder, 304 Food Works, and Black Bear Burritos; and excited volunteer leaders ready to educate and inform. We will see you there!

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No PFD’s. I guess if you fell off floating may be your second worry. This is terrifying. ...

Log rafting, 1958. Carpathian mountains, Ukraine. Absolutely terrifying!

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Kayak fishing on the Yough anyone. Awesome video. ...

Trout, bass, kayaks. What more could you ask for. #kayakfishing #rock

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Calling all snorkelheads ... ...

The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers

March 4, 2018, 2:00pm - March 4, 2018, 2:30pm

Freshwater Journeys in partnership with Roots & Shoots at BucknellU and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc. presents .... The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Streams and Rivers Sunday, March 4, 2:00-3:30 PM Gallery Theatre at Elaine Langone Center Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA) We often perceive that there isn’t much to see beneath the surface of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams, but once we look underwater, an amazing world appears. Fish of incredibly diverse colors, shapes, and behaviors live in freshwater ecosystems. The streams themselves create other worldly, breathtaking streamscapes, giving humans willing to submerge themselves the opportunity to witness incredible ecological feats, such as thousand-mile fish migrations, predator-prey interactions, or the vibrant-colors of mating displays. The underwater world of our rivers and streams is unexpected, largely unnoticed, and amazing! Underwater naturalist Keith Williams shares his adventures of exploring and discovering the underwater world of our Susquehanna River and her tributaries, including the Pennsylvania 2018 River of the Year – the Loyalsock Creek – in this engaging free presentation. About the Presenter: Keith Williams has developed river snorkeling-based science curriculum and has established river snorkeling programs for non-profits and the U.S. Forest Service. Keith has led thousands of people on river snorkeling adventures. His first book on river snorkeling, Snorkelhead, was published in 2016. FREE and open to the public. This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Organization of Watersheds and Rivers. #PARiveroftheYear #LoyalsockCreek #LoyalsockLove #Susquehanna

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