KeywordsRockwood, Gail M
Pennsylvania. Environmental Quality Board.
Citizens Coal Council.
Pennsylvania. Citizens Advisory Council.
Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education.
Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Protection.
Pennsylvania. Department of Environmental Resources.
Tri-State Citizens Mining Network.
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group.
Environmental Law & Policy Center.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
Environmental protection--Pennsylvania--Allegheny National Forest
Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Pennsylvania
Coal mines and mining--Law and legislation--Pennsylvania
Coal mines and mining--Waste disposal--Pennsylvania
Strip mining--Appalachian Region
Long wall mining--Pennsylvania
Hazardous waste disposal sites--Pennsylvania
Waste disposal sites--Pennsylvania
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AbstractThis collection documents the environmental activism of Gail Rockwood in Pennsylvania. The collection closely follows her involvement in various state government and civic environmental agencies. Specifically, Rockwood's efforts as a member of the CAC from 1976 to 2001 are documented, as are her efforts to increase the curriculum of environmental education provided to elementary and high school students in Pennsylvania. The collection focuses on a variety of subjects including water and air pollution, mining, and appropriate land use. These major subjects are documented through legislative drafts and other legal documents, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence, newspaper and article clippings, and program announcements and agendas. The collection has been arranged by series according to Rockwood's areas of involvement. Each series includes materials generated from and related to activities conducted as a member of a number of environmental groups. Subject areas related to membership in political and civic organizations generally pertain to the organizational and legal aspects of involvement in those organizations. This collection is only arranged at the series level; there is no individual folder level inventory for this collection at the present time. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.
Papers of Gail M. Rockwood, 1970-2000, AIS 2000:20, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Gift of Gail M. Rockwood, 2000.
Gail M. Rockwood, originally from Detroit, Michigan, received her Bachelors degree from Albion College in 1960. Following a move to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Rockwood became involved with the environmental movement after witnessing the effects of coal mining in the region. She helped to organize the Southwestern Group of the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter in 1972. Rockwood was especially active in promoting the need for environmental education in Pennsylvania's elementary and high schools, and focused attention on drafting legislation to address this matter. Between 1976 and 2001, Rockwood served in a variety of state environmental organizations and committees. Most notably, she was appointed to the Citizen's Advisory Council (CAC) from 1976 to 2001, which oversees the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). During her time on the committee she served as council chair and vice chair. Moreover, Rockwood served as CAC representative for the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) and the Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board. The Gail Rockwood Public Service Award was established in September of 1998 by the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation. The award recognizes individuals who have spent at least ten years in voluntary service and demonstrate personal achievement, continual volunteer involvement, solution-oriented leadership, recruitment of others, and the inspiration to excel.
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