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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: August 21, 2020 09:28 AM
From: Senator Scott Martin and Sen. Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Designating "Local Water Week" in Pennsylvania
In the near future, Senator Yaw and I intend to introduce a resolution designating the week of August 22-29, 2020 as “Local Water Week” in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers span approximately 85,000 miles and connect over 700,000 acres of lakes, bays, and wetlands. These waterways give Pennsylvanians access to fresh drinking water and allows us to enjoy recreational activities like fishing and boating.
The goal of this resolution is to help raise awareness about our local waterways, and to encourage Pennsylvania residents to learn more about the simple steps they can take to protect and improve the quality of our water. Residents who wish to promote the idea of clean water could consider safely hosting open-air community events during the week or work to advocate for educational programs in their community.
Pennsylvania is home to several agencies and diverse partner organizations that focus on keeping our waterways clean. As we endorse the idea of Local Water Week and all of those who work tirelessly to keep our water clean, we hope to help the general public to understand the greater connection between all of our water systems, how they impact all of us, and how everyone can help out.