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West Branch Susquehanna Symposium Set For May 6-7, Abstracts, Student Posters Invited
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Trout Unlimited and the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition will hold the 5th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium on May 6 & 7 at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport.

May 6 will be filled with a variety of presentations on topics related to abandoned mine drainage cleanup efforts in the West Branch Susquehanna watershed.

On May 7, training sessions will be offered that will teach participants how to perform water sampling and biological surveys according to state and federal protocol and will help to make data collection more consistent throughout the watershed.

Call For Abstracts

Do you have interesting or innovative research or a project to share related to abandoned mine drainage, mine reclamation, innovative uses for mine drainage or treatment residuals, or a related topic? Projects with a focus in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin are preferred, but not required.

TU and the WBSRC are seeking individuals to provide presentations on these topics on May 6, during the 5th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium. Interested persons should send a short abstract (250 word maximum) along with their name, affiliation, and contact information to Rachel Kester by email to:rkester@tu.org by February 10.

Student Poster Contest

Trout Unlimited and the WBSRC are also pleased to announce that a student poster competition will be held in conjunction with the 5th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium.
Posters should present research related to abandoned mine drainage, abandoned mine reclamation, or a related topic.

Projects with a focus in the West Branch Susquehanna River basin are preferred, but not required.

Each student entering a poster will receive a scholarship to attend the conference and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants will receive a monetary award. To enter, please send an abstract (250 word maximum) along with your name, affiliation, and contact information to Rachel Kester by email to: rkester@tu.org by April 30.

For more information, visit the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Coalition website or call 570-748-4901 or send email to: info@wbsrc.org.

2/1/2010

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