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Conservation District to work with Nature Abounds

December 29, 2010

The Elk Conservation District recently voted to engage in a partnership with the Nature Abounds program, whereby area seniors will volunteer to perform different types of stream-monitoring tasks to ensure the quality of the watershed as the Marcellus Shale development continues.

The Elk Conservation District voted unanimously to engage in a partnership with the Nature Abounds program.
“With regards to projects, it's getting kind of busy, some new things are coming about,” said Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine. “It is the old Senior Environmental Corps (SEC), they used to be called the SEC-- Nature Abounds took over this program again.”
Nature Abounds is a non-profit organization designed to educate and empower citizens to sustain their community through environmental stewardship activities, such as watershed protection and the conservation of native flora and fauna.
“They have two different groups: one is the Senior Environmental Corps and the other is the Senior Nature Force. This is where seniors in the area volunteer to go along and do different types of stream monitoring: water quality monitoring, stream assets, environmental education, trail restoration or marking abandoned wells are some of the things they have done before,” Bonfardine said.
For more on this story, see the Dec. 30 edition of The Daily Press.

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