PENNSYLVANIA UPDATE

From the Desk of Harry Campbell Winter 2014


We Say Goodbye to 2013—A Year of Many Changes—and Welcome in 2014 with a New Home for the Pennsylvania Team! 

CBF PA Executive Director Harry Campbell.CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell.

As we said goodbye to 2013, we also said hello to a new year and a new home for the Pennsylvania office. Just last month our staff is moving into a new office in downtown Harrisburg. 

The building is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and has achieved LEED Gold status. It utilizes sustainable technologies including a geothermal system and rooftop solar panels. 
And I cannot forget, just outside of our 2nd floor conference room is a green roof to welcome tenants and visitors alike. CBF is one of several tenants, including a 1st floor pizza shop, in this multi-use building. Click here to check it out. 

Now settled into our new home, the team is tackling a very busy agenda for 2014. 

As always, we're working diligently on-the-ground with farmers, communities, and citizens just like you to help improve local rivers and streams that feed to the Bay. 

Our staff, many partners, and farmers in five northern counties recently planted 41 miles of stream side forested buffers, these buffers will help reduce pollution entering the waterways, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and count toward Pennsylvania's clean water obligations. 

Just last week we concluded a series of technical workshops for municipal officials wrestling with polluted runoff.   

Also last week, Governor Corbett unveiled his 2014-14 budget proposal. We were pleased that it emphasizes investments in clean water and a healthy environment by ensuring that important conservation programs, like Growing Greener, continue to be fully funded.  

We'll be working with the legislature and Governor over the coming months to ensure that the Commonwealth continues to make the needed investments in local rivers and streams as well as in conservation programs. 

We'll keep you updated on our progress, and as always, if you would like to help out—whether it's writing a letter to your local newspaper or planting a tree in your community—there are many ways to get involved and we can help you get started. Just check out our website or give us a call at 717/234-5550.

Thank you for your support, for caring about clean water, and for making a difference.

—Harry Campbell
Pennsylvania Executive Director
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

 

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