|Posted:||August 24, 2020 04:01 PM|
|From:||Representative Curtis G. Sonney and Rep. Keith Gillespie, Rep. Patrick J. Harkins, Rep. Parke Wentling|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in PA|
|As members of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus (GLLC) we are introducing a resolution declaring September 7, 2020, as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania, to encourage all citizens to learn about the importance the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River have on the economy and the environment, of this Commonwealth.
Lake Erie is among Pennsylvania’s most valuable natural resources and has extraordinary economic value for the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie coastal region provides a home for an estimated 250,000 Pennsylvania residents and more than 3,000 jobs; Presque Isle State Park, which attracts 4 million visitors that spend an estimated $76.9 million annually; a tourism and recreation industry that contributes more than $65 million to Pennsylvania’s economy; harbors and marinas that support a $71 million annual recreational boating industry; and a growing steelhead fishery that generates nearly $10 million in expenditures and $6 million in value-added activity in Erie County.
We would appreciate your favorable consideration and support of this resolution, declaring September 7, 2020, as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as HR984