CleanScapes’ sole staff member Elisabeth Lynch McCoy has served as project director since 2004. She plays a key role in identifying and spearheading projects, as well as administering programming.
Elisabeth is a graduate of Lock Haven University and earned her degree in Environmental Geology in 2000. She has held positions with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Clinton County Planning Commission and currently serves as the appointed Chair for the Mill Hall Planning Commission. Previously a Keystone Central School District Taskforce member, Elisabeth now serves on the District’s School Board.
Elisabeth is passionate about building community connections and strengthening established partnerships within the Pennsylvania Wilds region. She is particularly interested in the West Branch and Bald Eagle Creek public boat access project, building trails, the American shad restoration project on the Susquehanna River, and all facets of the arts.
Elisabeth lives in Mill Hall and is married to Vance McCoy, art professor at Lock Haven University. They have four dogs and their shared interests include pottery, completing home rebuilding projects, and installing landscapes that create valuable habitat for bees, butterflies, and birds.