Three Rivers Waterkeeper: Protecting our Region’s Waterways

Upcoming virtual lecture:
Mon., July 8
7–9 pm

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Heather Hulton VanTassel, PhD
Executive Director, Three River Waterkeeper

Heather Hulton VanTassel, PhD

In this virtual Café Sci, Heather Hulton VanTassel of Three Rivers Waterkeeper will speak about the work it takes to protect our three rivers, the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers and their tributaries. Three Rivers Waterkeeper has a vision of drinkable, fishable, and swimmable water for all and serves as as a scientific and legal advocate for clean water. Join us in a presentation to learn about the state of our waterways—the good and the bad—and how you can help protect and restore our waterways.

About Heather Hulton VanTassel

Heather Hulton VanTassel is an environmental conservationist passionate about nature-based solutions that lead to the sustainability of our planet and equality for all. Heather’s passion began in a small rural community in Western Pennsylvania and flourished as a first-generation college student at Carlow University majoring in Biology.

Heather went on to earn her doctorate degree in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The University in California, Riverside (UCR). Heather has held positions at UCR’s Center for Conservation Biology, Audubon South Carolina, The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Heather has had formal training and certification as a Master Naturalist in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, and as a Project Management Professional, Wetland Delineator, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace practitioner.

Heather has a strong passion for both the environment and equity and believes that working towards sustainability also requires an equal effort towards social environmental justice. In her free time, Heather enjoys hiking, spending time with her friends, family, and pets, and (of course) recreation on our three rivers!

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