Our Fall cleanup took place on Saturday, November 16. We had eight volunteers, picked up eighteen bags of trash, some rolls of carpet, and one television along our assigned section of Lower Smith Gap Road. We were assisted by several members of the Living Hope Lighthouse Church- thanks so much!
Our next meeting will be at 7pm on November 19. This will be held at the Polk Township Municipal Building.
We attended the December 21,2010 Environmental Quality Board hearing in Harrisburg. One of the items on the agenda was to continue the Petition process for redesignation of the Aquashicola to Exceptional Value (click on Petition on this page). DEP made a short and well done presentation, and the matter was put to a vote. The result was nearly unanimous in favor of further research. One step further along!
DEP has received our Petition to redesignate the Aquashicola Creek (from source to confluence with Buckwha Creek) to Exceptional Value.
In the November 1, 2010 Pa Environment Digest, a section gave notice that the Aquashicola will be evaluated by DEP. The link is: http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=17184.
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