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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 4, 2019 02:45 PM
From: Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
To: All House members
Subject: Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State Amphibian
 
I plan on introducing legislation designating the Eastern Hellbender as the official amphibian of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Eastern Hellbender is the largest North American Salamander with the ability to grow 29 inches in length. Native to certain areas where water quality is pristine, the Eastern Hellbender serves as an indicator species due to its sensitivity to poor water quality and pollution. Because the Eastern Hellbender exemplifies what is good about Pennsylvania's waterways, it is the perfect selection to become the official State Amphibian. Many students across Pennsylvania including many from my district are advocating for this recognition

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to designate the Eastern Hellbender as the official amphibian of Pennsylvania and help raise awareness of the importance of water quality in our great state.



Introduced as HB416