Conserve Water -
Clearfield and Elk counties are among 34 Pennsylvania counties now
operating under a drought watch as issued by the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP). The declaration is in response to low
stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal
precipitation primarily across counties in the upper half and
south-central portions of Pennsylvania. These conditions have resulted
in rainfall deficits of as much as 6 inches during the past 90 days.
A drought watch calls for a
voluntary 5 percent reduction in non-essential water use. DEP recommends
the following ways to reduce water use:
Run water only when necessary. Avoid running the faucet while brushing
your teeth or shaving, or letting the shower run for several minutes
• Check for household leaks. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
• Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models
that use about 30 percent less water and 40 to 50 percent less energy.
• Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.
It’s Fair Week
– The Elk County Fair will be held this Tuesday, Aug. 9, through
Saturday, Aug. 13, in Kersey. For more information, please click here to
visit the fair’s Facebook page.
You still have two more days to
enjoy the 156th Clearfield County Fair, which is going on Friday and
Saturday in Clearfield. Here are a few photos from Monday night’s
- The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting a hunter training
course on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Moshannon State Forest, 3372 State Park
Road, Penfield. The course is required by law for all first-time
hunters and trappers before they can purchase a license.
If you are interested in registering for the class, click here.
Thank you to everyone
who came out for Wednesday’s Disability and Aging Resource Expo at the
Johnsonburg Fire Hall. My staff and I enjoyed working with the many
vendors who took part, and spending time with all the people who
attended the event. We’ve enjoyed partnering with Life and Independence
for Today (LIFT) these last three years.
In the photo above, I’m
speaking to John Franzoni of Weedville while taking a break from a radio
interview. Below, I’m checking out one of the handicap-accessible
kayaks that are available at Parker Dam State Park in Penfield.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources employees
Eric Rensel and Carey Huber are also pictured.
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