Remembering Elwood Hatley
Elwood Hatley, age 81, Penn State Professor Emeritus of Agronomy, beloved husband and father, and dedicated member of ClearWater Conservancy, passed away peacefully on October 19th with Carolyn, his beloved wife of 58 years, by his side. Elwood had a profound love for the land and instilled a great love and respect for nature in all of his children and grandchildren. As a dedicated volunteer for ClearWater, Elwood served as site steward for several conservation easements and conducted water quality testing with the Senior Environmental Corp of Centre County at Galbraith Gap and Slab Cabin Run for over 15 years. Just recently, he and wife Carolyn, also a committed member and volunteer for the organization, were honored with the 2017 Donald Hamer Leadership Award for their steadfast efforts in making the Slab Cabin Run Initiative a success. We at ClearWater Conservancy extend our deepest sympathy to Elwood's family during this difficult time. We'd also like to express our sincerest gratitude for the incredibly positive impact Elwood made on our community by selflessly sharing his expertise and passion in order to conserve our region's natural resources, one project at a time.