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Celebrating 69 Years of Conservation 

 With Sande Cunningham of Lower Windsor Township and
Associate Director John Riedel.
I participated in the York County Conservation Districts 2017 Award Picnic last week. Click here for a picture gallery.

For 69 years, the York County Conservation District has promoted wise use and management of soil, water, air, plants, wildlife and other natural resources through four program areas: Agricultural Resources, Education, Erosion & Sediment Control and Watersheds.

The award for Environmentally Sensitive Road Maintenance went to Chanceford Township and was received by Kent Heffner of Chanceford Township.

The Outstanding Conservation Farmers Award went to Mrs. and Mr. Eddie Johnson, and the Clean Water Farm Award went to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Taylor. I also awarded a House Citation to Kent Heffner for all his efforts at environmental protection.

In 1938, a group of 554 farmers from 18 townships who signed a petition to form the York County Conservation District.

They have traditionally assisted agricultural producers and other landowners in protecting soils and reducing erosion in our waterways. Today, the District also works with non-agricultural landowners, developers and local government officials to protect our natural resources.

National Night Out in Springettsbury Twp.

Great time at National Night Out in Springettsbury Township!

 With Springettsbury Police Chief Daniel Stump.

 Huge turnout of residents.
 Members of my district staff ready
to help constituents.

Capitol Area Veterans Job Expo Aug. 29

The Expo will connect active and retired military members and their families with the benefits and resources available to them as well as exhibitors from a broad range of businesses. The Job Fair is an opportunity for veterans and employers to meet face-to-face to discuss available positions.

August 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill.

Click here for the Expo website.

State Reports Increase in Lyme Cases in 2016

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease, which was confirmed by an approximate 20 percent increase in people infected by the tick-borne illness last year. In total, more than 11,443 cases were reported in 2016, according to a report released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Locally, York County reported 304 cases in 2014, 444 cases in 2015 and 349 cases in 2016. Each county in the Commonwealth is confirmed to have a high risk of Lyme.

Legislatively, the House passed House Bill 174, which would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s health care practitioner, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatment. The bill is now with the Senate.

The best prevention against Lyme and other tickborne illnesses is to avoid tick-infested habitats, such as areas dense with shrubbery or tall grass. Proper use of personal protective measures such as repellents and protective clothing, and checking for and removing attached ticks are also important deterrents to tick-related complications. Other prevention tips are available here.

Protecting You from Scams

To better protect consumers from financial scams, the Office of Attorney General has created a unit dedicated to consumer financial protection.

The effort will focus on lenders that prey on seniors, families with students, and military service members, including for-profit colleges and mortgage and student loan servicers.

If you think you’ve been scammed, call the attorney general’s office at 1-800-441-2555 or send an email to scam@attorneygeneral.gov.

In 2016, the Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau handled 19,727 consumer complaints and returned a total of $8.5 million in restitution to consumers.

Live Free, Ride Alive

Motorcycle riders, per vehicle mile traveled, are 35 times more likely to die in a crash than people traveling in cars, according to PennDOT.

The Live Free, Ride Alive website offers valuable information, resources, videos and tips for riding and equipping a bike to both beginning and expert riders, along with a list of rides and other events. The site also includes information on permits and licenses, along with details about free training courses that are available through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP). Samples tests are also included on the site.

Ag Progress Days Hosts Fun, Education for All Ages

One of the largest outdoor agricultural expositions will draw more than 45,000 people to central Pennsylvania next week to learn more about the science and business of agriculture production during the annual Ag Progress Days near State College.

Sponsored by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the event attracts nearly 500 exhibitors from 34 states and Canada, with more than 60 percent directly or indirectly involved in ag production.

In addition to the exhibits and trade show, attendees can participate in crop displays, machinery demonstrations, guided research tours, family and youth activities, horse exhibitions and workshops.

While there, the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees will hold an informational briefing on watershed improvement plans related to the federal Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts.

No admission fee is charged, and parking is free. For more information, visit agsci.psu.edu/apd.
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