Author Archives: Carolyn Heckman

Microbes Clean Pollution from Pennsylvania Abandoned Mines

“The coal mining industry in Pennsylvania left behind a legacy of abandoned mines that continue to pollute rivers and streams with acid mine discharge. Penn State professors Jennifer Macalady and Bill Burgos lead an interdisciplinary team researching newly discovered microbes capable of rapid removal of toxic metals in acidic environments. The researchers believe that a…

Pennsylvania’s Wild Trout Need Your Voice!

Pennsylvania is home to 16,000 miles of wild trout streams. Thanks to the Fish and Boat Commission, new Wild Trout waters and Class A Wild Trout streams have been proposed for upgraded designation. With your help, we can secure protections for these additional streams from development and pollution. The public is invited to participate by…

PATU Seeking Membership Chair

PATU is looking for a volunteer to serve as a Membership Committee Chair, whose duties include growing and tracking the membership of the Council and Chapters. The Membership Committee performs a key role by helping current members resolve membership issues, maintaining member’s contact information, and communicating changes or issues with members to PATU staff.  This position is not…

PATU Seeking Service Partnership Chair

PA Council is interested in finding a Chair for its Service Partnership Program to introduce our local first responders and military community, and their families, to the healing power of our waters, with a goal of thanking them for their service and engaging them in our chapters activities. The position is not paid and requires development…

PATU Seeking Financial Reviewer

PATU is looking for a volunteer to serve as Financial Reviewer for State Council. The position requires monthly reviews of PATU’s expenditures and a quarterly report to EXCOM. The position is not paid and requires some experience with reviewing ledgers and financial statements. The Financial Reviewer works directly with the PATU Treasurer in the compilation of the quarterly report. The position entails approximately 1-2 volunteer hours…