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Fish and Boat Commissioner Chosen as PA Citizen Representative to Chesapeake Bay Commission
January 6, 2011
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G. Warren ElliottHarrisburg, PA – Former Franklin County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott was recently appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem and Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati to be the Pennsylvania citizen representative to the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The Commission is a tri-state legislative assembly representing Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland designed to coordinate any related policy issues across state lines.

Elliott currently serves as a commissioner for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) where he has gained a reputation as a strong advocate for expanded acquisition of permanent access easements to Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers. Elliott serves as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Habitat and Environment Committee.

“Our Pennsylvania waterways and the opportunities they provide are invaluable,” Elliott commented. “Certainly we must be mindful of the impact we have in Pennsylvania on areas like the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries. Being a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission is a high honor and I thank Senator Scarnati for entrusting me to be the citizen representative for Pennsylvania.”

Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway applauded the appointment, emphasizing that “the health of the Chesapeake Bay is directly correlated to the health of the Susquehanna watershed, and Mr. Elliott understands and is committed to the protection, conservation, and enhancement of both.”

“As a Fish and Boat Commissioner, Warren Elliott helps set policy for how we manage aquatic resources here in Pennsylvania,” Arway added. “We are thrilled to have a sitting Commissioner as part of such an important interstate body as the Commonwealth and the other member states look to finally clean up the Bay while also addressing water quality and fisheries management issues on the Susquehanna here at home.”

Elliott will serve a four-year term beginning with the commission’s first meeting in Annapolis in January.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Eric Levis
elevis@pa.gov
717.705.7806

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