Western Pennsylvania Coalition
for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
November 2006 Watershed Coordinator Report
2006 AMD CONFERENCE
Assisted with the organization of the conference, acted as session moderator, and prepared and gave a presentation on aquatic macroinvertebrates. Contributed to post-conference critiques and planning for the 2007 conference.
PROJECT SITE VISITS , PLANNING MEETINGS, PRESS EVENT ATTENDANCE:
GENERAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND MEETING/EVENT ATTENDANCE:
CONSERVATION DISTRICT OUTREACH
The Watershed Coordinator began Conservation District outreach during the months of September and October by meeting with Northern Region District Watershed Specialists and Managers to understand current projects and assess the assistance needs of each District within the WPCAMR region.
The following County Conservation Districts were visited during September
Attended River Lobby Day in D.C. and met with Senator Santorum and Staff of Senator Specter and Representatives Murtha, Murphy, English, and Holden to push for passing of Senate Bill 2616. Made follow-up calls and sent e-mails to Senators and Congressmen after those meetings. Contributed to AML strategizing meetings with other members of AML campaign. Along with Regional Coordinator, attended meeting with House member Peterson to urge passing of AML bill during Lame Duck session of Congress and drafted press release on that meeting for release after elections.
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