Patty Runnels Women in Science Scholarship Applications Available

WHO: Crawford County Conservation District/Woodcock Creek Nature Center
What: Applications for the “Patty Runnels Fellowship for Women in Science”
Or: Crawford County Conservation District, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
When: From April 1 to May 6, 2022

The Crawford County Conservation District will award the “Patty Runnels Scholarship for Women in Science” in the name of Ms. Runnels’ family to a Crawford County student pursuing a college education in a science discipline.

This $500.00 scholarship is awarded in honor of former Meadville resident Patty Runnels and funded by her family. Patty was active for approximately 40 years in the EASI (Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement) group and later CCSEC (Crawford County Senior Environmental Corps), where she acted as secretary for members, working alongside her husband Dick Runnels. CCSEC, a water quality monitoring group, was administered by the Crawford County Conservation District, where monthly meetings were held and water testing events and macroinvertebrate studies were held. location.

Patty has also volunteered at the Woodcock Creek Nature Center, participating in some student field trips and environmental education programs. She enjoyed participating in the great annual backyard bird count. In addition, she has assisted with the Allegheny College Creek Connections symposia each year, as well as the Woodcock Lake and Pymatuning fish habitat construction projects and the annual Linesville Fish Hatchery Open House events.

Scholarship information and application forms are available at the Crawford County Conservation District office at 21742 German Road, Meadville, or online at the district’s website: http://www.crawfordconservation.org. Contact District Manager Tracey Crawford or Environmental Educator Kathy Uglow at 814-763-5269 for more information.

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