HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH MANY BLESSINGS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR!
The Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association (PSSA) continues to meet with representatives of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Personnel from DCNR will make another presentation (“A Night with PSSA/DCNR”) to PSSA members on Wednesday January 11, 2023 beginning at 7pm. You must register for this meeting. Your Questions/Concerns/Ideas can be noted on the register form. They will then be shared with Board members to research and provide comments or answers to the above during this meeting.
Your comments/ideas are always welcome.
Several new snow cameras were purchased through a DCNR grant and are now in operation throughout the state. You can find them on the PSSA website: www.pasnow.org Check snow conditions before you start your ride. Thank you to the clubs who applied for these cameras and have made them operational.
Several of the PSSA Board members have been researching a possible mapping program called “Map Gears”. Rob Housley, Randy Green, Arline LaTourette and Clinton LaTourette have been presenting this program to DCNR. It is the hope of PSSA that this or a similar program will be adopted across the state. This or another program would help make trail conditions seamless across the thousands of miles of trails in Pennsylvania. Information meetings continue.
A Legislative Ride is being planned for some time in February. The International Snowmobile Manufactures Association (ISMA) through Ed Klim, Executive Director, provided the funds to make this ride possible. Thank you. Volunteers will be needed to help make this Ride a success. Contact Lori Elliott, Grant Administrator for more information.
Those areas where plowing of roads remains an issue should be discussed with elected representatives of the municipality where the problem occurs. It would be better if snowmobilers attended several meetings in advance of the riding season. These municipalities are in need of your help and understanding. Offer to help where you can.
The PSSA Board also voted to return to in-person annual meetings. The date of April 15, 2023 is set. The site and time will be determined in the near future. Plan to attend.
Finally, Daryl Busch, President of the Presque Isle Snowmobile Club of Erie County, was nominated and elected to replace Terry Wood on the Executive Board. Daryl will finish Terry’s term of three years.
Liz Krug, President of PSSA