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Graduate Student Mixes Work, School, and Play at Pashek Associates

Christine Kercell, a graduate student in Park and Resource Management at Slippery Rock University, has begun working as a part-time planner for Pashek Associates on the Butler County Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan. She will be working closely with Bob Good, Principal in charge of the project preparing park inventories and with Mike Kotyk, GIS manager and Greenway planner on the proposed greenways and trails.

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She often spends her free time cycling with her family, kayaking with her finance, and swimming. A new goal of hers is to compete in a triathlon. Welcome Christine!

Off-highway Vehicle Workshop Focuses on Sustainable Trails


John Buerkle from our office recently attended a National Off-highway Vehicle Council Workshop.  Throughout the workshop, emphasis was placed on sustainable trail development techniques.  Sustainably designed trails minimize trail maintenance and negative impacts on the environment such as erosion and sedimentation of nearby streams.

Pashek Associates applies sustainable trail techniques to all aspects of trail planning and design for hiking, biking, rail trail, equestrian, and off-highway vehicle trails.

To talk with John about preparing a plan or designing sustainable trails, call him at 412-321-6362, extension 102, or email him

NOHVCC 2011 Conference