Lehman Sanctuary awarded $7,900 grant from Pennsylvania American Water


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A grant awarded to the Lehman Sanctuary will provide a staging area for field work in the marsh habitat. Pictured are Chris Uter, chair, science department, Wyoming Valley West Middle School; Chris Miller, president, Lehman Sanctuary; Mark Cross, manager, Pennsylvania American Water; Dr. Sid Halsor, chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wilkes University, and treasurer, Lehman Sanctuary; Dr. Peter Petokas, Biology Department faculty member, Lycoming College, and biology research associate, Clean Water Institute.


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A grant awarded to the Lehman Sanctuary will provide a staging area for field work in the marsh habitat. Pictured are Chris Uter, chair, science department, Wyoming Valley West Middle School; Chris Miller, president, Lehman Sanctuary; Mark Cross, manager, Pennsylvania American Water; Dr. Sid Halsor, chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wilkes University, and treasurer, Lehman Sanctuary; Dr. Peter Petokas, Biology Department faculty member, Lycoming College, and biology research associate, Clean Water Institute.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_PAW-Lehman-Sanctuary-6.7.16.jpgA grant awarded to the Lehman Sanctuary will provide a staging area for field work in the marsh habitat. Pictured are Chris Uter, chair, science department, Wyoming Valley West Middle School; Chris Miller, president, Lehman Sanctuary; Mark Cross, manager, Pennsylvania American Water; Dr. Sid Halsor, chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wilkes University, and treasurer, Lehman Sanctuary; Dr. Peter Petokas, Biology Department faculty member, Lycoming College, and biology research associate, Clean Water Institute.

SCRANTON – Pennsylvania American Water officials presented Lehman Sanctuary with a $7,900 grant, which will fund the building of a field station within the Huntsville Reservoir watershed to enable environmental education programs for students, in addition to helping naturalists and educators conduct research and further teaching opportunities.

Lehman Sanctuary provides students and researchers opportunities for hands-on environmental education in a marsh habitat and vernal pools that are home to several rare amphibians.

Six other grant recipients received grant funds totaling nearly $35,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds.

Information provided by Pennsylvania American Water.

Information provided by Pennsylvania American Water.

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