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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Please join the Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation (Sportsmen Alliance) for a day of meetings in Harrisburg to tell your legislators about the importance of preserving the commonwealth's sporting heritage—and fish, wildlife and water—as Marcellus Shale gas is developed.  The Sportsmen Alliance is an affiliation of sportsmen and women and conservation organizations working together across northern Appalachia to identify and mitigate the impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor sporting activities.


As a Pennsylvanian, you know that Marcellus Shale gas is being developed at a rapid scale and pace across the commonwealth.  It is imperative that our decision-makers understand what is at stake and take action to protect important sporting traditions and fish, wildlife and water resources as Marcellus Shale development occurs.


The day will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a brief update of current legislative items and Marcellus Shale-related issues of concern to sportsmen and women.  Then join your fellow hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoorsmen and women to voice your support to legislators for protection of your sporting interests and the natural resources you enjoy.  


Please RSVP to Katy Dunlap ( by June 17, to join the Sportsmen Alliance in a day of action and to make sure that you have an opportunity to tell legislators to protect your interests. 



1.  Driving directions & Parking can be found at:


2.  Security:  Delays are possible – particularly if you have a group in front of you.  Please allow time in your schedule for security processing into the Capitol.  Visitors must use the public entrances - East Wing Entrance at the Fountain on Commonwealth Avenue (also the handicapped entrance), and the Main Rotunda Entrance at Third and State Streets.   Be cautious and don’t bring any items that you couldn ' t take on an airplane (e.g. pocket knives).  If compensated, these items will not be returned.  For more information, see .

3.  Food:  The cafeteria will be open or you can bring a bag lunch and enjoy it in the Cafeteria Atrium.