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Newsmaker: Patricia Renwick

Jason Cato
| Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 12:01 a.m.
Patricia “Patty” Renwick, 52, of Troy Hill, is the 2015 Community Volunteer of the Year for Tree Pittsburgh.
Patricia “Patty” Renwick, 52, of Troy Hill, is the 2015 Community Volunteer of the Year for Tree Pittsburgh.

Noteworthy: Tree Pittsburgh, a Lawrenceville-based nonprofit organization that promotes the protection and growing of trees, recently named Renwick its 2015 Community Volunteer of the Year.

Residence: Troy Hill

Age: 52

Family: partner, Bill Charlton

Education: Bachelor of science in Geology from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.; master's degree in geology from Emory University, Atlanta.

Occupation: Renwick works as a group manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with the storage tanks program on Herrs Island, Pittsburgh. The Rockville, Md., native has worked 23 years for DEP. She moved here from the main office in Harrisburg in 2007. She is a former board member of Troy Hill Citizens, a community group. After graduate school, she worked five years for an environmental consulting firm in Atlanta.

Quote: “Tree Pittsburgh is fun. You get dirty, you meet people, and you do something you feel is important. There are more than 25,000 trees they've planted in the city.”

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