LOCK HAVEN - The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy will hold its Clinton County Dinner on Oct. 13 at the Durrwachter Alumni Center on the campus of Lock Haven University.
Dave Keller with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be the evening's speaker.
Keller designs habitat restoration projects for streams, and then oversees the construction.
He's been one of the lead partners on the $600,000 Stream Restoration Project the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy has been working on with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission throughout the northcentral region.
This project has brought together property owners, watershed associations, Trout Unlimited chapters, County Conservation districts, and other individuals and groups to construct in-stream structures to reduce erosion and sedimentation of streambanks and create fish habitat.
The individual projects rely heavily on volunteers and physical labor.
Keller, other PFBC staff and Scott Kozer of the Clinton County Conservation District worked on a project to help stabilize Cedar Run between Mill Hall and Lamar this summer using grant funds NPC is managing from DEP and the State Wildlife Grant Program. Construction at a neighboring property will take place in 2010, and there are volunteer opportunities are still available.
Anadarko Petroleum Resources will present a contribution to NPC at the dinner to help purchase materials and equipment operator time for in-stream restoration projects during the 2010 construction season.
The dinner is not just for NPC members, but it open to the public. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person and reservations are needed by Oct. 2.
To make reservations, or if you have questions, contact the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, (570) 323-6222.
The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, regional, land conservation organization whose mission is to conserve the working lands and identifying waters in this area. NPC formed in 1990 and has conserved over 10,700 acres since that time.
More information on NPC, how you can help, and what types of land conservation are available can be found at www.npcweb.org, or by calling (570) 323-6222.