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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Crisci Associates Dec. 31, 2012
(12/31/2012)
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* Read About Hundreds Of Award-Winning Environmental Stewards From 2012

Individuals, businesses, farmers, schools, local governments, students of all ages, nonprofit groups and organizations just like you are doing great things to protect and restore Pennsylvania's environmental all the time and in every corner of the Commonwealth.

* Senate, House Kick Off New Legislative Session January 1

While everyone else is home having pork and sauerkraut at their New Year’s Day dinner, members of the Senate and House will be in Harrisburg January 1 at noon to formally inaugurate the new two-year legislative session by swearing in new members, formally electing leadership and otherwise getting organized.

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule

The General Assembly adjourned its two-year session sine die on November 30.  The Senate and House formally reorganizes and starts its new session on January 1.

* WPCAMR: OSM Seeking Mine Treatment Project Grant Applications

The Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation announced this week the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is seeking applications for the Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program.

* Penn State: Preventing Septic Systems Malfunctions

For most people living in rural areas, collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage must be accomplished on site. Here are some tips to prevent problems with your system.

* Friends Of Wissahickon Honors Kevin Kramer As Volunteer Of The Year

The Friends of the Wissahickon in Montgomery County selected Kevin Kramer of Ambler for Volunteer of the Year at its annual Volunteer Recognition Night at Valley Green Inn at the beginning of December.

* REI Awards $15,000 Grant To Friends Of Wissahickon For Trail Work

The Friends of the Wissahickon was presented with a check for $15,000 from Recreational Equipment, Inc. at FOW's Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Valley Green Inn at the beginning of December.

* Northeast Audubon Invites Applications For College Scholarship

The Northeast PA Audubon Society is inviting applications for a $4,000 college scholarship for students who wish to pursue a career in an environmental field such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning,Environmental Engineering, Fish, Game, or Wildlife Management, Ecology and/or Environmental Science.

* Chatham University Student Wins PA Environmental Professionals Scholarship

The PA Association of Environmental Professionals board of directors announced Thursday Alexandra Ratliff of Chatham University won its annual scholarship competition.  PAEP received 64 applications.

* DEP To Unveil New Interactive Exhibit At 2013 Farm Show

The Department of Environmental Protection will introduce a new “DEP at Home” exhibit during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg from January 5 to 12.

* PPL Submits Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project To PUC For Approval

After soliciting public input during 13 community meetings, PPL Electric Utilities has submitted the Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project to the Public Utility Commission for approval, the company said Friday.

* DEP Invites Comments On Re-Opening Landfill In Mercer County

The Department of Environmental Protection published a notice inviting public comments on an application by Tri-County Landfill to re-open an existing closed landfill in Liberty and Pine Townships, Mercer County (PA Bulletin page 7862).

* State Parks, Forests Offer Visitors A Winter Playground

Pennsylvania’s state forest and park systems again are rolling out the welcome mat for winter visitors intent on enjoying cold-weather outdoor fun.

* Wildlife For Everyone Seedlings For Schools Plants 124,375 Trees In 2012

The Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation funds Seedlings for Schools, an educational program that is available for all schools in the state.

* Game Commission Offers Seedlings To Homeowners, Landscaping For Wildlife Booklet

While it may be winter, now is the time for landowners to begin making plans to help wildlife by to planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Game Commission’s Howard Nursery, which will begin January 7 through April 19.

* Fish & Boat Commission Announces Mentored Youth Trout Waters

Young anglers and their adult mentors can get an early start to trout season by fishing one of 12 waters on March 23, the weekend before the regional opening day.

* DEP Notice Of Bid Opportunities For 4 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects

The Department of Environmental Protection published notices of the opportunity to bid on an abandoned mine reclamation projects in Allegheny County, Nickolson Township, Fayette County,  Springhill Township, Fayette County and Schuylkill County.

* Your 2 Cents: Issues On Advisory Committee Agendas

This section gives you a continuously updated thumbnail sketch of issues to be considered in upcoming advisory committee meetings where the agendas have been released

* Grants & Awards

This section gives you a heads up on upcoming deadlines for awards and grants and other recognition programs.  NEW means new from last week.

* Budget/Quick Clips

Here's a selection of NewClips on environmental topics from around the state--

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

Here are NewsClips on topics related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling---

* Flooding/Watershed NewsClips

Here are NewsClips on watershed topics from around the state--

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

The PA Housing Finance Agency published regulations allocating the Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue for the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund.

* Calendar Of Events

Upcoming legislative meetings, conferences, workshops, plus links to other online calendars.  Meetings are in Harrisburg unless otherwise noted.  NEW means new from last week.  Go to the online Calendar webpage.

* Stories Invited

Send your stories, photos and links to videos about your project, environmental issues or programs for publication in the PA Environment Digest to:  DHess@CrisciAssociates.com.

* Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

PA Environment Digest is a supporting member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, Pennsylvania Council Trout Unlimited and the Doc Fritchey Chapter Trout Unlimited.

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