Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Donald  Benczkowski

Mr. Don Benczkowski serves as the Coastal Resources Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, at DEP headquarters in Harrisburg. He’s worked in various positions in the PA DER/DEP, in Erie, Meadville and Harrisburg, since 1985. Prior to the position currently held, he was the DEP Lake Erie Coastal Resources field representative at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, an investigator in DEP’s Bureau of Investigations, and in the Waste Management Program. Don is a member of the Presque Isle Advisory Committee, and has been a Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer with the PA Fish and Boat Commission since 1988. He graduated from Gannon University in 1982 with a B.S. in Biology, and worked at the Erie County Department of Health prior to joining DEP. Pennsylvania has two coastal zones, and he now primarily works in both, in Erie and Philadelphia, and in Harrisburg.