On August 24, 2021, the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will hold a public hearing on the negative impact of invasive species in PA. The webinar will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The meeting is virtual, but you must register to attend. This is a Senate Committee Meeting.
This hearing is crucial to show the PA General Assembly the importance of developing and funding a statewide invasive species program.
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Two conservation district staff will testify during the session.
Secretary Redding, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Secretary Dunn, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Executive Director Shaeffer, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Jayson Harper, Professor of Agricultural Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
Tom Kase, Resource Manager, Kane Hardwood
Dean Spencer, Owner, Shanesville Fruit Farm
Brian Pilarcik, Watershed Specialist, Crawford County Conservation District
Sara Grove, Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University
Sarah Whitney, Director, Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Jody Groshek, Communications & Outreach Director, McKean County Conservation District
Josh Thiel, Invasive Species Section Chief, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Closing Remarks: Secretary Redding