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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
March 5, 2012
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* DCNR Secretary: Elimination Of Keystone Funds Is Permanent

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday the transfer of over $38 million from the Keystone, Parks and Conservation Fund to the General Fund is not just a one-time transfer, but is proposed to be permanent.

* Updated Schedule For Remaining Budget Hearings

* February State Revenue Collections Below Estimates, $481.6 Deficit So Far

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Corbett Holds Signing Ceremony For New Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Law

* PA Trout Unlimited Keystone Coldwater Conference Attracts Over 200

* Coldwater Heritage Partnership Announces 2012 Grant Awards

* Nature Abounds Receives Grant To Continue PA Senior Environment Corps

* Registration Now Open For 6th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium

* Nutrient Solutions And Opportunities On Farms Workshop March 6 In Lancaster

* USDA Wants To Enroll 1 Million Acres In Conservation Reserve Program

* ClearWater Conservancy Watershed Cleanup Day Set For April 21 In Centre

* Volunteers Needed For Huntingdon County Roadside Cleanup March 17

Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful and local partners are seeking volunteers to help in a roadside cleanup in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County on March 17.  Click Here for all the details.

* Fish & Boat Commission Provides Annual Report To House Committee

* Delaware Estuary Winter Newsletter Now Available

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary this week published the Winter edition of its Estuary News online newsletter.

* EPA Makes $15 Million Available To Help Small Drinking, Wastewater Systems

* PUC Adopts Final Regulations On Pipeline Safety

* Phipps Conservatory Opens One Of The World's Greenest Buildings

* PUC Seeks Comments On Future Of Energy Efficiency, Conservation Programs

* PECO Customers Save More Than 1 Million Megawatt Hours Of Electricity

* Intermediate Work Plan Finalized By PUC On Retail Electric Competition Investigation

* PA Coal Association Releases Latest Information On Pennsylvania’s Coal Industry

* Reminder: PA Environmental Professionals Conference May 9-11

The PA Environmental Professionals Annual Conference will be held May 9-11 at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort near Delaware Gap.  Click Here for a copy of the Conference call for presentations.

* Spring Into Science Education Teacher Education Event March 29

* Western PA Conservancy Protects Important Habitat In Erie, Venango Counties

* The Nature Inn At Bald Eagle Offers Special Weekend Packages

* TreeVitalize Welcomes The Lorax Movie; Tree Coupons Available

* Keystone Wild!Notes Winter Issue Focuses On The Importance Of Science

* Game Commission Offers Landscaping For Wildlife Book

* Game Commission Offers Seedlings For Landowners

* Corbett Forms Hunting, Fishing & Conservation Advisory Council

* Feature- Snow Geese Make Middle Creek Wildlife Area Sparkle Every Spring

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Game Commission

* 4 PA Communities Receive EPA Smart Growth Assistance

* PA Economic Development Assn Sets Marketing, Investment, Legislative Workshops

The PA Economic Development Association is sponsoring workshops on several topics: Marketing April 23 in Harrisburg, Angel Investing April 23 in Harrisburg and its Spring Legislative Conference also in Harrisburg April 23-25.  Click Here for more details.

* DEP Citizens’ Advisory Council Appoints Marjorie Hughes Executive Director

* Help Wanted: PRC Summer Contractors For Special Events

* 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 NewsClips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Flooding/Watershed NewsClips

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

No new regulations were published this week.  Pennsylvania Bulletin - March 3, 2012

* 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

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