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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 Crossline Reach's Reach Triad Delivery. ...

" Reach Protection combined with a change in direction via Pulley" .One throw...you go...both ways ghost boat control...portage, gear transferal, boat platform delivery, swimmer power assist/ stranded motorist flotation delivery, boat delivery, rescuer delivery...belay, assist. Line size can be walked up if necessary after initial anchor for bigger flows or gradient. Essentially another evolution in the quiver to minimize risk to rescuers and those needing support or rescue...and increasing the logistical safety of trekkers, guides and clients.

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Who lives downstream? ...

Before Your Spray ... ... at your home, business, or public space, please consider what other options may be available to you for control of weeds and invasives. Sprayed herbicides can enter the local waterway and impact not only the health of aquatic wildlife but also the drinking water of those who live downstream. Please share to show you care about a Healthy 'Hanna.

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Be the Change. ...

Before You Mow ... Please consider where you are blowing your grass clippings. Depending on your laws of your local government, blowing grass clippings into the road may be illegal under their stormwater regulations. Grass clippings can clog storm drains and catch basins. They also introduce additional organics (and possibly herbicides and pesticides) into local waterways as part of stormwater flow. Please blow all clippings away from the road. Please share to show you care about a Healthy 'Hanna.

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