September 23, 2010

100 Volunteers Help Clinton County Cleanup. The Susquehanna River Cleanup and Great Island Adventure on September 11 attracted over 100 volunteers. Over 9 tons of tires and another half ton of trash was collected in 3 hours. The event was organized by Elisabeth Lynch-McCoy and Clinton County Cleanscapes along with a number of other groups. Rich Best, owner of Sunken Treasure Scuba Center, a long-time partner in the cleanup put together this collection of photos from the event.

September 18, 2010

Maurice K. Goddard Historical Marker. A historical mark commemorating the life and achievements of Dr. Maurice K. Goddard was unveiled September 17 in front of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg. Marci Mowery, PA Parks & Forest Foundation, opens the ceremony and guides the unveiling. Bill Forrey, former Director Bureau of State Parks, and R. Timothy Weston, former Deputy Secretary Department of Environmental Resources unveil the marker. Click here for more on the event.
Watch other videos from the event--
Dr. James Grace, Goddard Chair, Penn State School of Forestry
Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary, DCNR
John Hines, Deputy Secretary, DEP
Dr. Michele Sellitto, Commissioner, PA Historical & Museum Commission
Ken Wolensky, PA Historical & Museum Commission

September 15, 2010

Spotlight On PA Clean Heat Plan. At a press conference this week, Sen. Ted Erickson (R-Delaware), heating oil distributors and environmental groups talked about the need to pass the PA Clean Heat Plan to require ultra low sulfur heating oil with a biofuels content.
Watch these other videos from the event--
Doug Woosnam, PA Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Assn.
Kevin Stewart, American Lung Association
Christine Knapp, PennFuture
Ben Wootton, Keystone Biofuels
Jim Black, Clean Air Council