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SkyTruth presentation set

By Staff | Feb 25, 2011

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a presentation about the Shepherdstown-based nonprofit organization SkyTruth at the National Conservation Training Center March 9.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 151 of the Center’s Instructional West Building.

Admission is free and anyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be John Amos, SkyTruth’s founder and president. He will review the organization’s history and discuss its current activities and future plans.

SkyTruth is a unique organization that uses satellite images, aerial photographs and other kinds of remote sensing and digital mapping to document the environmental impacts of human activities.

The images it has produced have appeared on many network news broadcasts, major magazines and newspapers. Its work has been used in public meetings and courtroom proceedings and in legal expert witness reports. SkyTruth has given briefings to Congressional and Executive branch staff in Washington, and testified at Congressional hearings.

Amos, an expert in the use of satellite images and other remote sensing data, founded SkyTruth in 2001, As president, he directs day-to-day operations, develops and manages projects and programs and is responsible for fundraising and administration.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.