West Nile Virus Program
Stump, volunteer leader, York County PaSEC
Barry uses his skills of teaching and his commitment to the
environment to make a difference in people’s lives in his home
county of York, Pennsylvania. He worked with Eagle Scout Andy
Shanbarger on the West Nile Virus project. He has been with the York
County PaSEC for almost 7 years.
The York County PaSEC West Nile Virus program was coordinated by
volunteer Barry Stump with the County Conservation District. The
District approached the PaSEC to get something up and running as
quickly as possible since trying to "hire" enough people and
train them would be a challenge. They agreed to provide funding
to the PaSEC for the services. Barry Stump and other volunteers
agreed to setting up dipping sites, and reporting their
data/collection information to the County Conservation District.
Stump worked with Eagle Scout Candidate, Andrew Shanbarger to develop
tracking and computer entry of the results at the specified locations.
There were press releases and resulting articles in the local media.
The Eagle Scout was the second of two Eagles from the same troop to
have worked on and successfully completed Eagle projects to benefit
the environment in conjunction with the PaSEC in the Commonwealth of