Tali MacArthur joined PEC in late 2018 and currently serves as Program Manager for Watershed Outreach. Her chief responsibility is to advance the mission of the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), a 509(a)-supporting organization of PEC.
Tali brings to PEC her professional expertise in water resource restoration, conservation, and outreach as well as a passion for outdoor recreation and engagement. For more than 12 years she worked at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the state’s Coastal Zone Management Program, where she promoted the Clean Marina Program and the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. When a move to central PA with her family took her far from the coastline, she focused her attention on restoring and conserving coldwater resources as Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Heritage Partnership Program. As a member of the PEC/POWR team, she is excited to support local efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s incredible streams and rivers and encourage opportunities for recreation and fun in and along them.
When she is not working, Tali enjoys cycling, cooking and baking with local ingredients gathered at farm markets, reading geeky books about science, food, and punctuation, and exploring PA state parks and other outdoor locations with friends and family.