Tuesday, June 14

Sprotsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation, 6/22/11


Straight from the super secret desk to Trout Unlimited leadership, to your eyes only...Well, your eyes and anyone who reads this crap, or was on the mailing list, or...well, whatever. Shut up and read:

Please join the Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation for a day of meetings (gfen: woo, fun, meetings!) in Harrisburg to tell your legislators about the importance of preserving the Commonwealth's sporting heritage - and fish, wildlife and water - as Marcellus Shale gas is developed. The Sportsmen Alliance is an affiliation of sportsmen and women and conservation organizations working together across northern Appalachia to identify and mitigate the impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on hunting, fishing,trapping and other outdoor sporting activities.

As a Pennsylvanian, you know that Marcellus Shale gas is being developed at a rapid scale and pace across the Commonwealth. It is imperative that our decision-makers understand what is at stke and take action to protect important sporting traditions and fish, wildlife and water resources as Marcellus Shale development occurs.

The day will kick off at 9:00am with a brief update of current legislative items and Marcelus Shale related issues of concern to sportsmen and women. THen join your fellow hunters, anglers, trappers ad outdoorsmen and women to voice your support to legislators for protection of your sporting interests and the natural resources you enjoy.

Please RSVP to (gfen removed this part, just show up, k?)  by June 17th, go join the Sportsmen Alliance in a day of action and make sure that you have an opportunity to tell legilsators to protect your interests.

Driving and parking information can be found at http://www.pacapitol.com/directions.html.

Security based delays are possible, particularly if you have a group in front of you. Please allow time in your schedule for security processing into the Capitol. Visitors must use the pubic entrances: East Wing Entrance at the fountain on Commonwealth Ave (also handicapped entrance) or the Main Rotunda Entrance at 3rd and State Streets. Be cautious and don't bring any items you couldn't take on an airplane (leave your guns at home!). If confiscated (or compensated in TU email parlance?!?, these items will not be returned. For more information, see http://www.pacapitol.com/Security.html.

Eats: The cafeteria will be open or bring a bag lunch and enjoy it in the cafeteria atrium.

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