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August 15, 2011
(8/15/2011)
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* PA Center For Environmental Education Funding Zeroed Out, Former Director Recognized

The PA Center for Environmental Education was eliminated from the 2011-12 state budget. PCEE is currently working on a transition plan for PCEE and its online educational resources. The PCEE staff asks for your patience of our services during this time of transition. Thank you.

* Corbett: Using Inmates To Work In Parks Better Than Natural Gas Tax, Fee Bill Coming

The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre reported Friday on Gov. Tom Corbett's visit to Frances Slocum State Park where the Governor said he would like to put more inmates from state prisons to work in State Parks rather than impose another tax on the natural gas drilling industry.

* Coalition Calls On Governor To Restore Growing Greener


* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule


* Nutrient Credit Trading Auctions Announced For This Fall


* Energy Focus At Penn State's Ag Progress Day August 16-18


* Spotlight - Penn State: Drought Conditions Complicate Nitrogen Management On Farms


* SRBC: 18 Water Withdrawals Remain On Hold To Protect Streams


* Opinion - Gas Severance Fee Missing From Marcellus Commission Plan

By Sen. John Yudichak

* Fish & Boat Commission Hosts Open House On Gas Leasing, Water Access Programs Aug. 17


* Spotlight - Rural Road Maintenance May Accidentally Push Spread Of Invasive Plants


* Managing Municipal Stormwater Runoff In The Chesapeake Bay Workshop September 14


* Draft DEP Reclamation Fee O&M Trust Account Report Available

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of the availability of a draft FY 2010-11 Reclamation Fee O & M Trust Account report.  Click Here for a copy of the draft report.

* Aqua America: Private Water Company Investment Can Rebuild Water Systems


* Wildlands Conservancy Hosts Tours Of Trout Creek Project, Education Wildlife Center


* North Meets South At Delaware River Celebration On August 21


* 3.5 Tons Of Trash Picked Up By Volunteers Organized By Clinton County CleanScapes


* Clinton County CleanScapes Sponsors Susquehanna Cleanup September 10

The 2nd Annual West Branch Susquehanna River Cleanup-The Great Island Adventure will be held on September 10 starting in Lock Haven. Click Here for complete information to volunteer.

* Penn State Achieves Silver Rating In First Sustainability Review


* EPA Accepting Nominations For Clean Air Excellence Awards Until August 24


* Free Potassium Iodide Tablets Made Available August 10/11 Around Nuclear Plants


* Latest Issue Of Penn's Stewarts PA Parks & Forests Newsletter Now Online

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation has posted the latest issue of its Penn's Stewards newsletter online.  This issue features stories on the Great PA Outdoor Challenge, dog-friendly park cabins, upcoming events and more.   Click Here for your copy.

* DCNR Proposes Land Exchange In Pike County

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources published notice of a proposed land exchange in Pike County between the Bureau of Forestry and the Wiggle Inn Hunting and Fishing Club.

* Game Commission, RMEF Partnership Helps Elk Other Wildlife


* Save The Date: PA Building Officials Conference, October 11-14 In Grantville

The PA Building Officials Conference will be held October 11-14 at the Grantville Holiday Inn near Harrisburg. Click Here for more  information.

* 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.

* Quick Clips


* Marcellus Shale NewsClips


* Watershed NewsClips


* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits


* 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


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

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

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