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Pennsylvania SEC

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     Established in 1997, the Pennsylvania Senior Environment Corps (PaSEC) now has nearly two thousand volunteers of all ages, led by senior citizens who regularly monitor water quality at more than one thousand sites around the state.
 PaSEC is a program of the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (EASI), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Departments of Aging and Environmental Protection, the William Penn Foundation, the Howard Heinz Endowment, the Pennsylvania Business Round Table and many others.
  EASI is a national non-profit coalition of environmental, aging and volunteer organizations.  Its mission is to increase opportunities for older adults to play an active, visible role in protecting and improving the environment in their communities.

 
     The Pennsylvania  SECs test the waters in all of Pennsylvania’s major watersheds for acidity, dissolved oxygen and temperature, using Hach Company chemical test kits and state-approved protocols for the assessments. Volunteers enter test results into an innovative electronic database that links citizen water monitoring groups throughout the state. 
     The program has expanded to 47 Pennsylvania counties and has produced a Training Manual, Field Manual, Quality Assurance Project Plan and other resource materials. The volunteer retention rate is 90 percent. 
 “I recently read that the three most important things in life are to enjoy what you do, spend time with people you like, and enjoy nature,” said Hal Krieger, a PaSEC volunteer in Philadelphia.  “The PaSEC fulfills all three for me.”


     During the International Year of The Volunteer observance  in 2001, PaSEC sponsored over 100 events in Pennsylvania communities and participated in more than 200 more events.  PaSEC also sponsored a statewide training and networking conference that drew participants from many other states  and countries.
 
 
 
 
 Technical tips for water monitoring.

 

Links

http://www.forester.net/sw_0209_grassroots.html - Grassroots Storm Water Program

http://notes.tetratech-ffx.com/newsnotes.nsf/0/c4a82dcd9510931985256c380073b32b?OpenDocument  - News item about PASEC program.

http://sol.crest.org/environment/renew_america/98nar/98u3682.htm - Program Description

https://www.dep.state.pa.us/hosting/pasec/  -  PaSEC Volunteer Portal sponsored by PaDEP

http://www.easi.org/images/pasecapnews.doc - August PaSEC Newsletter, capitol region. 

http://www.easi.org/images/pasecapnews2.doc - September PaSEC Newsletter, capitol region.

http://www.easi.org/images/aug03news.doc - August PaSEC Newsletter, Indiana region.

http://www.easi.org/oct03news.doc - October Indiana Region Newsletter. 

http://www.easi.org/images/oct03news.doc - October Capitol Region Newsletter.

http://www.post-gazette.com/neigh_south/20010418scummins7.asp - Article about Allegheny County PaSEC water monitoring efforts.

http://www.easi.org/capnovember.doc - Capitol Region PaSEC November Newsletter.

http://www.easi.org/images/PaCapRegfeb.doc - Capitol Region PaSEC Febuary Newsletter.

 

Contacts for Pennsylvania Senior Environment Corps

Statewide Coordinator
Elizabeth "Beth" Grove
2998 Cape Horn Road
Red Lion, PA 17356-9067
PH (717) 244-6248; FX (717) 246-2447
Mobile: (540) 729-8065
Email: PaGreatSEC@aol.com


Where PaSECs are located:

Adams County PaSEC
Linda Thompson, Supervisor
318 West Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA  17325
PH: (717)334-9296; FAX: (717)334-4715
Email: lthomp@acofa.org

Allegheny County - Vintage PaSEC
Marilyn Crouch-Kraitchman, Supervisor
401 Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15206
PH: (412)361-5003; FAX: (412)361-2737
Email:  mkraitch@nauticom.net

Blair County PaSEC
Cheryl Nolan 
EASI Program Coordinator
1320 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA  16601
PH: (814)946-1235; FAX: (814)-949-4857
E-mail:  bssinc@nb.net

Capital Region PaSEC
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc.
Carol A. Oman, Executive Director
5301 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA  17112
PH: (717)541-9521; FAX: (717)541-8466
E-mail:  rsvp@paonline.com

Center In The Park PaSEC
Lynn Harris
5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19144
PH: (215)848-7722; FAX: (215)848-0979
E-mail: sec@centerinthepark.org

Centre County PaSEC
Bonnie Wick
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA  16823
PH: (814)355-6816; FAX: (814) - 355-6757
Email:  bewick@co.centre.pa.us

Chester County PaSEC
Leslie Stauffer
RSVP 
C/O Family Services of West Chester
310 N. Matlack St.
West Chester, PA 19380
PH: (610)696-4900 X 14 ; FAX: (610) 696-4476
Email: rsvp@voicenet.com  

Clearfield County PaSEC
Donna Carnahan, Watershed Specialist
Clearfield County Conservation District
650 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA  16830
PH:  (814)768-7300 or 765-8130
FAX:  (814)768-9587
Email: donnacarnahan@hotmail.com

Crawford County PaSEC
(French Creek Project)
Alice Sjolander 
Watershed Conservationist
Box 172, 590 N. Main Street
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA  16335
PH: (814)332-2946; FAX: (814)333-8149
Email:  frenchcrik@aol.com

Delaware County PaSEC
Karen Reever, CEO
Mid County Senior Services
Jefferson Health System 
22 Media Line Road
Newtown Square, PA  19073
PH: (610)353-6642;  FAX: (610)353-7950
E-mail:  reeverk@mlhs.org

Eastwick PAC PaSEC
Maggie E. Powell, Director
Alice Lawson-Burnum, Coordinator
Eastwick Area Project Committee
Mercy Wellness Center
2821 Island Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153
PH: (215)365-8825; FAX: (215)365-8499
E-mail: eastpack1@aol.com
alibarn2@aol.com


Indiana County PaSEC
Peg Malcolm, Supervisor
1005 Oak Street, P. O. Box 519
Indiana, PA  15701-0519
PH:  724-349-4500; FAX:  724-349-9535
Joanne Ferraro - jskf1@wpia.net

Jefferson County PaSEC
Jenny Kitko
186 Main Street
Brookville, PA  15825
PH:  814-849-3096; FAX:  814-849-4655
E-mail:  jcaaa1@penn.com     

Lackawanna County PaSEC
Nancy Post, RSVP Director
538 Spruce Street, Suite 420
Scranton, PA  18503
PH:  (570)346-3630; FAX: (570) 341-5816
E-mail:  rsvp@vacnepa.org
or
Paul Bechtel, Envir. Coordinator
West Side Senior Center
1004 Jackson Street, 3rd Floor
Scranton, PA  18504
PH: (570)961-1592, ext. 106 
FAX:  (570)342-8183
E-mail: lacksec@msn.com

Lancaster County PaSEC
Matt Kofroth, Watershed Specialist 
Lancaster County Conservation District 
1383 Arcadia Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
PH: (717) 299-5361 ext 124
FAX: (717)299-9459
E-mail: matt-kofroth@pa.nacdnet.org

Luzerne-Wyoming County PaSEC
Anne Rappaport, RSVP Director
93 North State Street
Wilkes Barre, PA  18701
PH:  570-822-1159, ext. 370
FAX:  570-970-9250
E-mail:  arappaport@aging.luzerne-wyoming.org

 
Lycoming-Clinton County PaSEC
Michelle Koons, Volunteer Coordinator
2138 Lincoln Street, P. O. Box 3156
Williamsport, PA  17701
PH:  570-784-9272; FAX:  570-784-3678
E-mail:  makoons@stepcorp.org

Juniata Valley PaSEC
(Mifflin-Juniata Counties)
Susanne Howe, Vol. Coordinator
1 Buena Vista Circle, P. O. Box 750
Lewistown, PA  17044-0750
PH:  717-242-0492; FAX:  717-242-1448
E-mail: susannehowe@hotmail.com

Monongahela River PaSEC
(Washington/Fayette/Greene)
Leslie Grenfell, Operations Director
Eastgate 8
Monessen, PA  15062
PH:  724-684-9000; FAX:  724-684-6581
E-mail:  grenfell@swpa-aaa.org

Monroe County PaSEC
Dorothy Kauffman, Director
724 B Phillips Street
Stroudsburg, PA  18360
PH:  570-420-3735; FAX:  570-420-3734
E-mail: cbaughman@brodheadwatershed.org 

Montgomery County/Bucks County PaSEC
Amy Cummings-Leight
Bob Kutler
PEAK Center, Inc.
315 West Main Street
Lansdale, PA  19446
PH:  215-362-7432
FAX:  215-368-5720
E-mail:  senctramy@enter.net
sec@peakcenter.org

Schuylkill Center for 
Environmental Education PaSEC
Dana Walker
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
PH: 215-482-7300, x 129; FAX: 215-482-8158
E-mail: dwalker@schuylkillcenter.org


Schuylkill County PaSEC
Carol Bowen, RSVP Director
110 East Laurel Boulevard
Pottsville, PA  17901
PH:  570-622-3103; FAX:  570-622-1732
E-mail:  cbowen@co.schuylkill.pa.us

Union-Snyder Counties PaSEC
Farida Zaid, Director
Judy Blair, Volunteer Coordinator
116 N. 2nd Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
PH: 570-524-2100; Fax: 570-524-5999
E-mail: info@usaaa17.org

Venango County PaSEC
Lance Bowes, Watershed Specialist
Venango County Conservation District
471 Beach Road
Franklin, PA 16323
PH: (814) 676-2832 FX: (814) 678-1190
E-mail: LBowes@csonline.net

York County PaSEC
Ms. Patricia Clayton, President of the Board of 
Directors 
1749 Powder Mill Road  
York, PA.  17403  
PH: (717) 741-0447 FX: (717) 854-0693
E-mail: patcyork1@aol.com
Ivan Pettit explaining the river creatures to an interested youth. Venango Co. Water Monitors in city park, Franklin, PA
Venango County Water Stream Monitors are all RSVP Senior Corps members.

York County PaSEC participates in West
Nile Virus
Program.


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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