PA Statewide Conference on AMD and AMR - Atherton Hotel, State College, PA - August 2006


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Angie McCracken
Program Coordinator
Pennsylvania Organization of Watersheds and Rivers

Beth Dillon
Water Quality Chemist
Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Sean Bartlett
Diector of Information Technology


There are many varied programs that monitor water quality in Pennsylvania.  Join us to learn where you may be able to find pre-existing records for your watershed and how that may help your planning and assessment goals.  Gain insight in choosing your data management solution.  Topics will also include how to develop a monitoring plan and remediation undertaking.


Beth Dillon has been an employee of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) for over five years as a member of the Watershed Assessment and Protection Division. She started at SRBC as a Water Quality Chemist, but has since served as a Project Manager for Water Quality Monitoring for TMDL Development and most recently as a Water Quality Program Specialist and as the lead for the West Branch Susquehanna River AMD Remediation Strategy. Before her employment with SRBC, Beth worked as an Americorps member of the Cambria County Conservation District as a GIS Technician. Beth has nine years experience in the AMD monitoring, assessment, and planning arenas. AMD remediation has been her career focus and personal passion since her first independent research project in college at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Beth works for SRBC from a home satellite office in northern Somerset County where she lives with her husband Michael Kern and boxer puppy Gwendolyn.

Sean Bartlett has been working in the information technology field for approximately 20 years. For the last eleven years he has focussed mainly on application development for the environmental data management field. Applications include a variety of applications: primarily on contract for corporate clients. He has been with NMBS since its inception and has developed applications for watershed data management; these include one "quick and dirty" application which runs in the Windows environment on top of MS Access and is freely available to any watershed organization or government agency and a web based system which is targeted to larger clients with more robust data management needs.

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