John Linkes

John Linkes has spent more than 16 years working to protect and restore the Kiskiminetas River and Roaring Run Watershed in Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of both watershed groups, he is also a volunteer water monitor for the Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team, a Steering Committee Member for the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center, an Associate Member for the Armstrong Conservation District, and from time to time ‘dons’ the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s litterbug costume to teach kids about littering. He has also served as the local coordinator of the Orsanco Ohio River Sweep for the past 16 years. Most recently, his partnership with Bridgestone’s Tires4Ward program has led to the removal of more than 800 tires in a single weekend from the Kiskiminetas River.