Clark Elected Regional Director of PALMS

Posted: March 30, 2014

Local Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, was elected Central Region Director for the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, commonly known as “PALMS” at the annual conference in State College on March 20, 2014.

Clark will serve in this position for two years. PALMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the management, restoration and protection of Pennsylvania’s lakes and surrounding watersheds. PALMS is comprised of lake and watershed associations, concerned citizens and watershed management professionals from the private and public sector with the common interest of protecting Pennsylvania lakes for future generations. Clark has served as an Extension Educator based in McKean County since July of 1989. He has offered regional pond workshops, coordinates an on line pond management home study course each year, and serves as co-chair of the Penn State Water Resources Team.

Thousands of people each year enjoy being on and around Pennsylvania lakes and reservoirs. Water in Pennsylvania provides habitat for wildlife, swimming, fishing, boating, bird watching, and even serving as a drinking water source for towns and cities and irrigation water for farms throughout our state.