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South Mountain Region


By Courtney Sneath

SHIPPENSBURG – Two Shippensburg University faculty members in the Geography and Earth Science Department earned funding money for projects on the South Mountain Region.

Dr. Paul Marr and Dr. Claire Jantz each applied for mini-grants to finance two different projects that will advance the South Mountain Region.

Ship has taken part in the South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program since it first start about a decade ago. The mini-grant program supplies money to the on-the-ground projects to help preserve the land and develop its resources.

Dr. Marr was awarded $13,500 and partnered with archaeologist Joe Baker. Marr directed the project around the focus on fine-grained metarhyolite, a rock that is used for tool making. The data collect from the rock will help resource managers protect the historic sites. Dr. Jantz received $2,000 to create a story map that highlights projects funded through the mini-grant program.

For more information about these projects, please visit Shippensburg’s Sustainability website.

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