Fish and Boat Commission to Host Open House
on Gas Leasing and Water Access Programs
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Donegal Area Community Center in Donegal, Westmoreland County, to explain the agency’s gas leasing and water access programs.
PFBC Executive Director John Arway and various staff will be on hand to discuss the programs with interested individuals and to answer questions. The event is free and is open to the public.
On March 7, the PFBC established a non-developmental Natural Gas Leasing Program and a Water Access Program on properties it controls (view press release). Under the two programs, projects may be approved on lands or waters when the projects are designed and implemented in such a way that they have little or no negative impact on the resource or property use. Revenues generated from these projects are to be used to fund programs and projects that support the agency’s mission in the form of capital infrastructure improvements, with priority being given to the repair and restoration of the 16 Commonwealth-owned high hazard dams managed by the Commission.
For more information on the two programs, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit:fishandboat.com/ngwa.htm. For information on the Commission’s high hazard dams, please visitfishandboat.com/dams.
Light refreshments will be served at the open house. The center is located at 113 Community Center Lane, Donegal, PA 15628.
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 atfishandboat.com.