Award presented to Penn State Fayette biology professor
Shostell was selected because of his “environmental awareness, research and community action.” One of his current projects is the restoration of the Redstone Watershed. An integral part of that effort was work he completed with his students to create a valuable database, including water chemistry and biodiversity information, which will help watershed community groups such as the Greater Redstone Clearwater Initiative to effectively restore and management Redstone Creek in the future.
“Doing work like this is critical for the environmental health of Redstone Creek, which is directly connected to the wellbeing of the people who live in this region. This work would not be possible if not for the assistance of many motivated students,” says Shostell.