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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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2 days ago

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Last nights roll session was really eye opening. Everyone was having so much fun in kayaks. Smiles everywhere. It’s really impressive how many people have accomplished a solid roll. We have some folks that are obviously ready for the next step, the river. Thanks so much to Zane, Josh, Ben and Jim. You guys have done a fantastic job. One more session to go. ...

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1 week ago

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Whitewater rafting season is coming up soon. Check out Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center to experience the Youghiogheny river in Ohiopyle.

Laurel Highlands River Tours & Outdoor Center
If this video doesn’t get you excited for summer turn up the volume and watch it again! Save 15% OFF your reservation when you book for any time during the 2019 season. Details: www.laurelhighlands.com/specials/
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1 week ago

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Ohiopyle history. ...

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2 weeks ago

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We protect what you love.
Raise the Region.
March 13-14.
Thank you, Susquehanna Neighbor.

www.raisetheregion.org/organizations/middle-susquehanna-riverkeeper-association-inc
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2 weeks ago

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Representing PA-ACA is our Stewardship Director!Congratulations to the eight women #PennFuture will be celebrating at our 2019 Women in Conservation Awards Dinner!!!

Woman of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation:
Kelly Gutshall
Margaret Brittingham, Ph.D

Woman of Environmental Education:
Lauren Ferreri
Lydia Martin

Woman of Environmental Arts:
Stacy Levy

Woman of Environmental Media, Marketing, & Communications
Leah Zerbe

Woman of the Susquehanna River Watershed
Carol Parenzan

Woman of Renewable Energy and Climate
Susan Stewart, Ph.D

Tickets for the April 25th event are now available at: pennfuture.salsalabs.org/20190425WomenInConservationEvent/index.html
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