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West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium April 27-28, Presentations, Posters Invited

Trout Unlimited and the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition will host the 6th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium on April 27-28 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College. 
            April 27 will be filled with a variety of presentations on topics related to abandoned mine drainage cleanup efforts in the West Branch Susquehanna watershed. On April 28, training sessions will be offered for teachers who are interested in implementing AMD curriculum in their classrooms.  
            A field trip will also be offered to visit treatment systems in the headwaters of the West Branch Susquehanna River, including the recently completed Lancashire #15 active treatment facility. 
            Call For Presentations
            Do you have interesting or innovative research or a project to share related to abandoned mine drainage, mine reclamation, innovative uses for mine drainage or treatment residuals, or a related topic?  Projects with a focus in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin are preferred, but not required.
            Trout Unlimited and the WBSRC are seeking individuals to provide presentations on these topics on April 27. Interested persons should send a short abstract (250 word maximum) along with their name, affiliation, and contact information to Rachel Kester by sending email to: rkester@tu.org by February 10.
            Student Poster Contest
            TU and the WBSRC are also pleased to announce that a student poster competition will be held in conjunction with the 6th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium. Posters should present research related to abandoned mine drainage, abandoned mine reclamation, or a related topic. 
            Projects with a focus in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin are preferred, but not required. Registration fees for the symposium will be waived for each student entering a poster and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants will receive a monetary award.
            To enter, please send an abstract (250 word maximum) along with your name, affiliation, and contact information to Dr. Jennifer Demchak by sending email to: jdemchak@mansfield.edu by February 24.
            Orange Rock Awards
            Nominations are now being accepted by the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition for the prestigious Orange Rock Awards.  Nominations are due February 29.
            Each year at the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium, watershed groups, volunteers and professionals are recognized for going above and beyond the call in the hard work of restoring the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
            If you know a person or group that fits into one of these categories and deserves recognition for their efforts in the West Branch Susquehanna watershed, nominate them for an award by emailing Rebecca Holler at: rholler@tu.org.  Please be sure to include a short blurb about why they deserve an award.
            For more information, visit the Symposum webpage or call 570-748-4901 or send email to:  info@wbsrc.org.


1/16/2012

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