Moanastery Run Improvement Project Symposium
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: An educational symposium will mark the 20th anniversary of the Monastery Run Improvement Project at Saint Vincent College from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public but advance reservations are requested.
The symposium will feature talks by Dr. Cynthia Walter, professor of biology at Saint Vincent College, “Stream Assessment: Did the Monastery Run Improvement Project Restore Our Local Streams?”; Bob Hedin of Hedin Environmental, “Treatment of Alkaline Fe-contaminated Deep Mine Discharges 20 Years after Monastery Run”; Susan Huba, executive director of the Loyalhanna Watershed Association, “Abandoned Mine Drainage Update”; and Scott Roberts, retired deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, “Reflections from Monastery Run: The Optics of Watershed Restoration.”
Also included will be a review of the history of the Monastery Run Improvement Project, a poster presentation and site tours of area abandoned mine drainage projects including Monastery Run Improvement Project wetlands #2 and #3 and the Saint Vincent Gristmill, Monastery Run Improvement Project wetland #1 and the sludge basin, and the Loyalhanna Watershed Association’s upper Latrobe abandoned mine drainage treatment system.
The symposium is being coordinated by Dr. Caryl L. Fish, associate professor of chemistry at Saint Vincent College, and Beth Bollinger, assistant director of environmental education at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent.
Location: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe
Date & Time:
Registration is required
Contact: Beth Bollinger
Phone: (724) 537-4571
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