|All you map fans - tune in at noon on either our Facebook page or YouTube channel for a broadcast stream with Mike Herman of Purple Lizard maps - he'll tell you how they go about creating the maps we all love to use. This is part of our Lunch & Learn series that we are hoping to continue on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout at least the end of May.
Tuesday's guest list is still under development, but next Friday we are planning a session with Penn State Extension about ticks and lyme disease. Given the interest in the "tick cards" informational piece we did last year, this should be a pretty popular session. (And if you didn't get a tick card but want one, I still have a quantity waiting for the asking. Let me know
and I will pop one or several in the mail to you.)
Just look at this pile of masks! Over 900 masks were made and sent to 39 different state parks and forests by a whole BUNCH of really terrific people. Please give a click to the blog post to see their names
and say a little thank you to each and every one of them for helping to keep those hard-working DCNR employees safe while they keep our favorite places open and functional.
On the political front, the amendment freezing spending from some key conservation and community development funds that passed the House on the day before Earth Day is looking to make its way through the Senate. We sent a letter objecting to it (similar to the language sent to the House) which can be read on our 1TopStory
Worse is a bill whose primary sponsor is Representative Jason Ortitay from Washington County expected to move next week from the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee. HB 2004
seeks to strip the Keystone Fund from control by the agencies who know best where that money is needed and turn it over to the General Assembly. Stay tuned and we'll keep you apprised of the action we'll need you to take.