The Upper Allegheny River Watershed is situated in the Allegheny Plateau region of Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. The steep, forested valleys and cool flowing streams, teeming everywhere with wildlife, provide the region with an enchanting and natural beauty. The vast hills that can be seen today were carved out by the Illinoian ice sheet that once covered this watershed.The river responsible for the landscape, the Allegheny River, has its headwaters in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. From there the upper basin runs through the Pennsylvania counties of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, McKean, Potter, and Warren and the New York counties of Allegheny, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua.
Pam Digel has a BS degree in Biology, an MS in Environmental Education, and is pursuing her PhD also in Environmental Education. Pam has taught Biology and Environmental Science at the High School level for the Bradford Area School District for the past 30 years. She has also taught for the University of Pittsburgh for 5 years.An environmental advocate her entire life Pam has worked for several organizations including The Windstar Foundation located in Old Snowmass Co, Creek Connections out of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa, Earthwatch Institute, and the Keystone Science School. She has attended several workshops sponsored by the Stroud Water Research organization and Waterkeeper Alliance.
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