Erin Letavic has been appointed by Governor Wolf to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Science & Technical Advisory Committee. The Chesapeake Bay Program is the leading voice directing the restoration of our nation’s largest estuary for recreation, industry, and the environment. It advises state and federal agencies on policy and provides both funding and resources to entities working to improve water quality at the grassroots level. The program’s Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee ensures that the advice and resources it provides are scientifically sound. Members offer independent scientific and technical guidance, serve as a liaison to the region’s scientific community, and facilitate cooperation among research institutions and agencies within the watershed.
Letavic is a senior project manager at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. She has extensive experience with efforts to restore water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and plays a leading role in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Watershed Implementation Plan. This plan is designed to meet Pennsylvania’s commitment to reduce pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay along with neighboring states. A key component of this plan is the countywide action plan program, which gives counties extensive data about water quality in their area and provides support for local planning efforts to improve water quality. HRG serves as the consultant coordinator for 13 of these counties (Dauphin, Cumberland, Juniata, Perry, Mifflin, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Centre, Blair, Huntingdon, Fulton, and Cambria), and Letavic is leading HRG’s work on these plans.
Letavic is also an impaired streamside landowner herself and a passionate watershed advocate. “I’m excited to bring my perspective as a practitioner and my experience on the ground to this committee,” she says. “I want to give a program-level perspective on local implementation challenges, and I’m grateful that the governor and the Chesapeake Bay Program are giving me that opportunity.”
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