Thursday, February 18, 2016

February Environmental Synopsis Available From Joint Conservation Committee

The February edition of the Environmental Synopsis newsletter is now available from the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee featuring articles on--
-- Centennial Anniversary Of The Migratory Bird Treaty
-- Chemical-Free Organic Mattresses And Other Products
-- Cycling Can Reduce Transportation CO2 By 10 Percent
-- The State Of Carbon Capture Technology
-- Pennsylvania Well-Prepared For Changes In Extreme Weather
-- Waterborne Illness From Private Water Wells
Environmental Issues Forum
The next Environmental Issues Forum will be held on March 14 at Noon and feature a presentation by the State Association of Pennsylvania’s Heritage Areas.
Heritage Areas are designated geographic regions of the Commonwealth that have a unifying cultural or historical theme. A recent study conducted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that Heritage Areas contribute nearly $2 billion annually to the state's economy.
A representative from HeritagePA will provide an overview of the program, the benefit they provide to the community, as well as future opportunities and challenges.
The Forum will be held in Room 8E-A in the East Wing of the Capitol.
Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Chair of the Joint Conservation Committee.
For more information, visit the Joint Conservation Committee website, Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.  To be added to the email list for the Synopsis, send an email to:

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