Staff Members

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Sarah Edge

Office Manager

Sarah Edge has been our Office Manager since January of 2007.  She has a BBA and an MS in Accounting from Texas A&M.  Sarah was a CPA for a number of years, working for an accounting firm in Exton PA and then forming her own firm in Downingtown until she moved to Centre County in 2000.

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Kevin Abbey

Land Conservation Manager


Kevin works with local landowners, volunteers, partner agencies, engaged businesses and stakeholders along with ClearWater staff and board to implement our mission to conserve ecologically important habitats in Central Pennsylvania.

In keeping with his lifelong commitment to the environment, Kevin brings more than 30 years of local experience in community development, environmental initiatives, and transportation management to the Conservancy. He holds a BS in zoology from the University of Michigan, an MA in language and literature from Central Michigan and a professional certification in applied river morphology.

Kevin lives in the village of Gatesburg with his wife Georgia and enjoys gardening, walking, reading, and riding his bicycle.

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Colleen DeLong

Land Stewardship Assistant

Colleen Delong helps coordinate the Riparian Conservation Program, works with Growing Native and Native Garden volunteers and assists with other conservation initiatives.

Colleen grew up in Lehigh County, Pa., swimming and canoeing in the Lehigh River and hiking on the Blue Mountain. She was first inspired to pursue a career in the natural sciences during an environmental science class in 11th grade. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Juniata College and an M.S. from Penn State University’s Ecology Program.

Most of Colleen’s work over the past 20 years has been in habitat establishment and conservation, along with education and outreach. Colleen comes to us from the PA Game Commission (PGC), where she was the statewide coordinator for the Wild Pheasant Recovery Program.

While working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Colleen was the education coordinator for the Cornell Nest Box Network, a citizen-science program that taught people from all walks of life how to conduct wildlife research by collecting data on the success of cavity-nesting birds that use nest boxes across North America. She worked with the West Virginia DNR, assisting homeowners in the West Virginia Wild Yards Program to create backyard habitats for wildlife (and people too) and the Outdoor Learning Sites Programs, where she helped schools create wildlife habitat and outdoor classrooms on school property.

Outside of work, Colleen spends most of her time outdoors, gardening and hiking with her golden retriever and border collie.