Matt Royer is the strategic initiatives director for the Lower Susquehanna Basin and serves as the lead for the Conewago Creek Conservation Initiative, an integrated watershed approach to restoring waters to an unimpaired status through collaborative partnerships. Matt works with diverse partners across all landscapes - agricultural, urban, commercial and municipal - to develop and implement innovative approaches to reducing pollutant loads emanating from each sector. Prior to joining Penn State, Matt served as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's staff attorney in the Pennsylvania office. He has also worked as a staff attorney to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and for a private law firm. He holds a bachelors degree from Dartmouth and a JD from Duke University School of Law.
Matt, father of two boys who love playing in the Conewago Creek, is also an artist and has illustrated two children's books authored by his wife, Kerry McGuinness Royer.
More about Matt and the Conewago Initiative: http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/561790/Conewago-Creek-may-hold-the-key-for-cleaning-up-Chesapeake-Bay.html
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