Meet the Team


Anthracite Environmental is made up of Gabby Zawacki and Matt Ellis. Nature lovers and friends of the environment, Anthracite Environmental is a volunteer citizen science effort committed to providing the most up-to-date information about environmental issues, resources for conservation, as well as ways communities can get involved! Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in becoming a volunteer!


Gabby Zawacki holds spring peepers during a long day of trail marking.

Gabby Zawacki is an Anthracite explorer who has always been fascinated by coal mining and ways to remediate abandoned mine drainage (AMD). She holds a degree in Professional Writing and Graduate Certification in Sustainability Management and is certified in water quality monitoring, macro-invertebrate identification, and aquatic organism passage assessment. Through her work with various environmental non-profits including EPCAMR, Earth Conservancy, and the LRCA, she has gained experience in stream restoration, water quality monitoring, AMD remediation,  grant writing, and marketing. Gabby currently serves as Environmental Specialist for DHL Supply Chain at Patagonia‘s East Coast Distribution Center

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Matt Ellis is an NAACC Observer who assists with culvert assessments and stream assessments in his free time. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring abandoned areas in NEPA.




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