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    • August 29, 2022
    • December 31, 2029

    Barbara J. Dunst, P.G., C.P.G. Memorial Fund


    Dear PCPG Community,

    Barb passed away unexpectedly at Akron General Hospital on August 29, 2022.

    PCPG extends its deepest condolences to her husband Brian, their four children, her professional colleagues at Musser Engineering, Inc., where she was employed as Senior Regional Director, and all in the geologic community who had the privilege and honor to know and work with Barb throughout her career.

    With her husband’s support and guidance, PCPG plans to establish a memorial initiative honoring Barb’s boundless energy and passion both for PCPG, and geology.

    A champion of PCPG’s mission, Barb was currently serving as Communications Committee co-chair and past president. She spent nearly a decade sharing her passion through service to PCPG. While winding down her term this year, she continued to be a dedicated participant preparing for PCPG’s November strategic planning session and recently delivered the Economic Geology-Mining component of the PCPG PG Review Course webinar series. Barb served two 3-year terms as an elected board member (2013-2018), five years as Membership Services chair (2014-2018), President Elect (2019), and two 1-year terms PCPG President (2020, 2021).

    Barb will be dearly missed by the PCPG community and will be remembered in many ways, but perhaps most notably by our members as a friendly, well-respected Professional Geologist who was a continuous source of wonderful ideas – ideas that greatly strengthened and advanced our organization.


    • January 12, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 188
    Ethics for Geoscientists


    Russell Losco, P.G., C.P.S.S.

    Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    Level: General

    Who should attend: Project managers, geologists, engineers, earth science professionals. Any professional in the geosciences.

    Webinar Overview:  Ethical conduct is paramount to any profession. In an increasingly complex world, geologists are being called upon to provide interpretations to land developers, property owners, regulators, and policymakers who are trying to solve difficult problems that have serious economic, environment and public health impacts. Conflicting motivations may cause some stake holders to pressure the geologist to conclusions that could benefit one party over another. We will look at a number of case studies where a geologist is dealing with these uncertain boundaries and try to navigate the “gray areas” that we face.

    About our presenter:  Russell Losco is a Professional Geologist in PA and DE and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/archaeology from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree from West Chester University in geosciences with over 35 years in the earth sciences. He is the co-owner of Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc. and an adjunct professor of Earth Science at West Chester Univ. and Delaware County Community College. His consulting work and research has stretched from Alaska to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Peru. His research includes soil genesis in volcanic settings in Central America, anthropogenic influences on soil development, urban soils and periglacial features. He has spoken on ethics to the Soil Science Society of America and the Minnesota Assn. of Professional Soil Scientists. He is the producer and host of PCPG’s podcast series and author of the book The Traveler’s Guide to the Geology of Costa Rica.

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; or ask IT to release the Email.  If you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please check all Gmail folders and white-list @pcpg.org emails.

    • February 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center 800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA
    • 150

    Save the date!

    Registration will open when program agenda is finalized.

    PCPG Annual Meeting

    The Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center

    800 East Park Drive
    Harrisburg, PA  17111


    8:00-9:00 AM:  Doors open.  Registration, Networking and Morning Refreshments

    9:00-4:30: Program

    4:30-6:00 PM: Announcements, Adjournment, Door Prizes, Continental Drifters Reception

    Hotel Room Block:  Best Western is offering a PCPG-rate of $99.95++ for the nights of Monday, February 27 and/or Tuesday, February 28.  Check-in is 3 PM and check-out is 11 AM. This rate does not include breakfast, and the rate expires January 16 or when sold-out.  To make your reservation online, visit the PCPG-only web link, or telephone Best Western by dialing (717) 561-2800 and asking for the PA Council of Professional Geologists room rate. The rate has a 72-hour cancellation policy.

    • September 30, 2023
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    To order a replacement certificate for a previously attended PCPG event, please complete the order form and remit payment.

    Replacement will occur only if attendee initialed the sign-in/sign-out sheet.

    During busy periods, certificate replacement may take 7-10 days.

    Questions? Contact Rose Jeffries by phoning (717) 730-9745.


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