Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to Hold Virtual Meeting on Habitat and Environment

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HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is set to hold an online meeting of the Habitat and Environmental Committee on Monday, February 26, 2024. The virtual gathering, which begins at 10 a.m., is part of the commission’s ongoing effort to maintain open communication with the public, even as it adapts to the constraints of the digital age.

In a departure from traditional in-person meetings, this virtual conference will employ a different mode for accepting public comments. Residents wishing to contribute their thoughts related to the meeting’s agenda can do so by calling (717) 705-7846. The line will be open from Wednesday, February 21 at 8 a.m. until Thursday, February 22 at noon. Each recorded comment will be capped at five minutes and will be relayed to committee members before the meeting.

Those interested in attending the meeting can join the webinar from their internet browser. If prompted, attendees should enter the webinar number (access code): 2630 208 0191 and the webinar password: public (or 782542 from phones).

The PFBC’s decision to hold the meeting virtually reflects a broader trend of government agencies adapting to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also underscores the commission’s commitment to transparency and public engagement, ensuring that Pennsylvanians have a voice in discussions about the state’s natural resources.

The Habitat and Environmental Committee, a vital part of the PFBC, focuses on issues relating to the conservation and improvement of aquatic habitats in Pennsylvania. This includes overseeing projects to protect and restore streams and wetlands, working to mitigate the impact of pollution and other environmental threats, and promoting responsible fishing and boating practices.

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The upcoming meeting represents a valuable opportunity for residents to learn more about the work of the PFBC and contribute their own insights. By providing a platform for public input, the commission reaffirms its commitment to collaborative decision-making and underscores the importance of community involvement in preserving Pennsylvania’s rich natural heritage.

More information about the meeting, including how to join the webinar and submit public comments, can be found on the PFBC’s website. Pennsylvanians are encouraged to take this opportunity to engage with the commission and contribute to the important conversations about the future of the state’s aquatic environments.

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