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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: June 22, 2017 09:29 AM
From: Representative Parke Wentling
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution declaring July 2017 as "Lake Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution declaring July 2017 as "Lake Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's landscape is home to more than 1500 lakes, ponds and reservoirs. These lakes and ponds are critical resources to Pennsylvania's environment and quality of life, providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty and habitat for wildlife.

Lakes are valuable economic resources for Pennsylvania businesses, tourism and municipal governments with uses ranging from flood control and other agricultural purposes to water supply. Maintaining the health of our lakes is the responsibility of every citizen. Pennsylvania recognizes the need to protect these lakes and ponds for future generations.

For more information on Lake Management in Pennsylvania, check out the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS) at palakes.org. PALMS annually organizes pond and lake management workshops, trains lake monitors through technical assistance programs and continues to bring educational resources and assistance to lake properties and their owners across the state.

I would greatly appreciate your support of this resolution. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HR427