Friday, August 26, 2016

York County Senior Environment Corps Volunteers Needed, Monitoring Workshop Set

Are you 55 years or older, live in York County and want to become involved in protecting our resources and educating the public on the natural world? If so, the Pennsylvania Senior Environment Corps wants you.
Senior Environment Corps (SEC) members can participate in a variety of tasks from monitoring water-quality, observing and reporting on wildlife, reaching out to others about how they can help the environment, and even aiding with office tasks.
The possibilities are endless.
“Senior Environment Corps members have monitored water quality, helped to inventory wildlife, marked abandoned oil wells and educated the next generation of environmental stewards,” said Melinda Hughes, President of Nature Abounds, the organization that manages the Senior Environment Corps Program. “Seniors in Pennsylvania really can make a difference. In fact, the value of the SEC program across Pennsylvania is estimated at over $3,000,000 a year.”
Water Monitoring Workshop
One of the projects that the SEC members are engaged in is baseline water quality monitoring.
A water quality monitoring workshop sponsored by York Audubon Society is scheduled to be held on September 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in York, PA.
The event is free and participants are asked to bring a brown bagged lunch. Registration is required for the event.  Registrations are being accepted through September 8.
To register for the workshop or for more information on becoming a Senior Environment Corps volunteer, contact Melinda at Nature Abounds at either 814-765-1453 x203 or send email to:
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Nature Abounds Pennsylvania Senior Environment Corps webpage.

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