Last updated: October 1, 2013
Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) and the FracTracker Alliance are offering free, hands-on training sessions for citizens who would like to utilize the new mapping capacities available through www.FracTracker.org, a web-based tool for tracking and visualizing data related to shale gas extraction operations.
Unconventional natural gas extraction has increased in this region over the last few years. The associated environmental and public health concerns have created a desire to track where drilling is occurring near vulnerable populations and areas. These trainings will show people how to find where drilling operations are located and learn more about them. The tool is already being used by citizen water monitoring volunteers and community advocates with the MWA’s Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project.
WHO: Training by Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) and the FracTracker Alliance
WHAT: Free, hands-on training sessions for citizens to track and visualize data related to shale gas extraction operations through www.FracTracker.org.
WHEN: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Locations for each date are listed below. Please bring your own laptop unless the event is marked with an asterisk (*). This symbol indicates that the training space is in a computer lab, so won’t need to bring your own computer.
Training Dates and Locations
|February 26, 2103||DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh, Washington, PA|
|March 26, 2013*||Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA|
|June 3, 2103||Murrysville Community Library, Murrysville, PA|
|June 18, 2103*||Fayette County Career and Technical Institute, 175 Georges Fairchance Rd., Uniontown, PA 15401|
|June 26, 2013*||St. Vincent College, The Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion, West Building, Room WG02, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA, 15650|
|July 30, 2103*||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Oakland), PC Center, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213|
|October 7, 2103||Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Keith 232, Indiana, PA|
For more information and to register for an upcoming training, please contact Kathryn Hilton: firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-455-4200 Ext 4.
If you can’t attend in person, or just need a refresher, here is an introduction to using FracMapper (PDF).
These training sessions are made possible through the support of the Heinz Endowments.
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