Celebrating 30 years of service to ClearWater Conservancy: Kelleann Foster
In the fall of 1989, Kelleann Foster found her way to State College like many do, by accepting a position as faculty at Penn State University. Kelleann joined the Department of Landscape Architecture where she would eventually serve as director of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and associate dean of the College of Arts and Architecture from 2014 to 2019.

Shortly after moving to central Pennsylvania, Kelleann was seeking opportunities to connect with fellow environmentally conscious residents. Neil Korostoff introduced her to ClearWater Conservancy, which in 1989 was in its infancy as a conservation organization.

After participating in a number of ClearWater led outdoor programs, Kelleann started volunteering for Art & Chocolate, ClearWater's annual art auction and gala fundraiser. She later joined the ClearWater Conservancy Board, serving as co-chair and board president.

Looking back, she says while there were many memorable milestones during her time with ClearWater, one of her proudest was working on the protection of Spring Creek Canyon and allowing public access to the beautiful area.

Kelleann now lives in California. While she is enjoying the west coast, she says will miss hiking the forested ridges and beautiful valleys of Penn’s woods, and working with the community to be proactive about protecting our vital natural resources and green space.

Thank you Kelleann for your many years of service and the incredible work you've done to connect, protect, restore, and steward the natural resources of central Pennsylvania.
  
ClearWater Conservancy relies on the dedication of volunteers like Kelleann to carry out our mission in the region. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer interest form or contact Rhonda Rumbaugh at rhonda1@clearwaterconservancy.org.
Otto's Golf Fest & End of Summer Par-ty
Thank you to the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for your support of the 16th Annual Otto's Golf-Fest and End of Summer Par-ty! Once again, the fest raised over $100,000 to benefit the conservation of our region's natural resources! Be sure to check out the photos from this year's event!
Thanks Joe!
A big thank you to ClearWater Conservancy volunteer, Joe Boston, who recently moved out of the area. Joe has been a longtime friend and supporter of ClearWater, and before leaving, donated a collection of stream buffer stewardship and tree planting tools and supplies. Thank you, Joe! We miss you!

Want to be like Joe? ClearWater Conservancy is always in need of stream buffer stewards. Stewards assist with the upkeep and maintenance of ClearWater's growing list of stream buffers and are a crucial piece of our mission to protect and restore our region's drinking water.
Enjoy fall with Centred Outdoors
Centred Outdoors continues this fall.
There are three more opportunities to join us for a FREE guided hike:

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center: September 15, 2-5 pm
Poe Paddy State Park: September 22, 2-5 pm
Walk in Penns Woods: October 6, 2-5pm
Ellenberger Property Conserved
This July, ClearWater Conservancy helped to facilitate the transfer of the Ellenberger property, a 68-acre in-holding in Rothrock State Forest along the Tussey Ridge, to Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry. The property is home to the headwaters of Slab Cabin Run. Protecting the head waters, or source, of a stream is critical to protecting the entire watershed. Adding this property to the state forest system brings ClearWater Conservancy's conserved/protected land total to 8,170 acres.
Meet Emma!
Emma Keele, an AmeriCorps service member, recently came to ClearWater to assist with stream buffer stewardship, train new buffer stewards, and plant trees with volunteers. Be sure to say "hi" the next time you see her out in the field or at the ClearWater office!
Volunteers Needed for Art and Chocolate
ClearWater's annual Art & Chocolate Winter Gala fundraising event is just around the corner - and we need you! The planning committee for the event is in need of a few extra hands this year to help obtain all the tasty treats and the amazing selection of silent auction items. If you can send a few emails or make a few phone calls and attend monthly meetings to help make this year's Art & Chocolate the best one yet - then please reach out to our planning committee Chairperson: Lauren Rodgers at laurenrishe@gmail.com 
Managing for Healthy Forests and Wildlife Habitat Field Tour
Join us at Bald Eagle Tree farm for an in-depth look at forest management right in our backyard! The tour will look at land management practices aimed at providing wildlife habitat, improving forest health, managing invasive species, and generating income. Lunch is provided! Registration is limited. For additional information contact Suzy Yetter at Suzy@clearwaterconservancy.org
Your Gift Makes a Difference!
Your continued generosity is vital to continuing our conservation efforts. A contribution to ClearWater Conservancy is an investment in the overall resilience of our region, ensuring a vibrant and wonderful place to call home for countless future generations. Make a donation today and secure your membership for 2019.
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