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Public Meetings Scheduled to Receive
Comments on Draft River Management Plans
February 7, 2011
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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has scheduled seven public meetings to receive comments about the agency’s draft river management plans for the Susquehanna River, the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh and the Delaware River.

At each meeting, PFBC biologists will describe the history of fish management on the particular river, identify the factors affecting the biological health of the river, prioritize the future needs relative to fisheries management, and discuss the proposed future plans. The public will then have the opportunity to provide brief comments.

The meetings are free and the public is encouraged to attend and share their comments with PFBC staff.

An executive summary of each draft river management plan will be available on the PFBC website several days in advance of the meetings. The public can view the executive summary and also submit comments online by following the links below next to each plan.

Dates, Times and Locations:

Susquehanna River - http://fishandboat.com/SusquehannaRiverPlan.htm

  • Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., PFBC headquarters, Harrisburg.
  • Feb. 16 from 6:30 – 9 p.m., Langone Center, Forum Room, Bucknell University, Lewisburg

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Three Rivers - http://fishandboat.com/ThreeRiversPlan.htm

  • Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, Monroeville.
  • Feb. 22 from 6 – 8 p.m., Franklin Public Library, Franklin.
  • Feb. 24 from 6 – 8 p.m., Conference Rooms 301 and 302, Stover Campus Center, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg.

Delaware River - http://fishandboat.com/DelawareRiverPlan.htm

  • March 2 from 6 – 8 p.m., Northampton Community College, Room 220, Center Building, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.
  • March 3 from 6 – 8 p.m., Hampton Inn at Matamoras, Main Conference Room, 122 Westfall Town Drive, Matamoras.

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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