I will provide a legislative update during the 7th annual Delaware County Environmental Summit, which will be this Saturday, Feb. 18, at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia.
My discussion, which starts at 9:15 a.m. in the Cusano Environmental Education Center, will cover H.B. 1950, the recently enacted Marcellus Shale legislation; H.B. 2113, my legislation to mitigate air pollution from drilling; and the impact Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget would have on environmental programs.
The event also provides an opportunity for municipal officials and homeowners to learn about stormwater management techniques.
Other scheduled speakers include Brian Vadino from the Delaware County Conservation District, who will discuss rain barrels; Karen Holmes from the Delaware County Planning Department, who will discuss Act 167 stormwater requirements; and Valessa Souter-Kline from the Philadelphia Water Department.
The summit, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and food will be provided. It is being organized by Delco Concerned Citizens for Environmental Change, a group of local environmentalists that includes residents and business owners. The group's mission is to promote awareness of environmental issues such as global warming, water conservation and management, energy efficiency, alternative energy solutions, sustainable building design, recycling, composting, and community-supported agriculture.
People who plan to attend can register online at http://delcoenvironmental.tripod.com
or by calling Jaclyn Rhoads at 267-221-5274.