Thank a Veteran and their families for all the sacrifices they have made/make to protect our country. One small idea is to pay for their breakfast etc when you see them eating out. A small gesture like this goes a long way.
Happy Thanksgiving! Take time to remember all the people who have helped make your lives better.
The Raffle drawing is fast approaching. If you didn’t send in your tickets NOW is the time to do so. You need a ticket to win one of the several prizes offered. Response has been very good. This Raffle replaces the Power Sport Show and provides an opportunity for everyone to participate. Not everyone can drive 3-5 hours to attend a show and spend a day to volunteer. If you haven’t already, place your tickets in the envelope with a stamp and send them in to the Palmyra Office. Donations are always accepted if you are not a ticket person.
PSSA appreciates all who participate/donate.
The last several months have been very busy with committee meetings and Conservation and Natural Resource Advisory Council(CNRAC) webinars. Several members of the Trail Committee met in person with DCNR representatives in Harrisburg. Rob Housley, Director, presented a power point detailing what possibilities are available for mapping trails. Some states use “canned” programs and others develop their own app. DCNR is working on a program which will involve trails on state lands. The Trail Committee will continue to explore ways to develop a map for trails on private land. Hopefully, these two maps can complement one another.
DCNR is implementing an “Office of Outdoor Recreation”. PSSA will continue to monitor this development. Will this Office work with trails on private land? We are all taxpayers. Why not?
CNRAC continues to emphasize the need for more dollars to maintain parks and trails. There has been a significant increase in the number of people who use these facilities and trails. You can help by contacting your local representatives and advocate for more money and trails in your area.
The American Rescue Plan has provided money for local municipalities to invest in their areas. Tourism has become the hot topic. Projects which can attract tourists to the area and help the local economy with job opportunities can apply for funds. Keep in touch with your local Economic and Planning Committees.
The PSSA Board approved the mini-grant applications as presented by five clubs. Funds not spent in the first round of 25.1 were made available to clubs ($10,000). Deadline to complete these projects is December 1, 2021.
Don’t forget to check your equipment while the weather is somewhat decent.
Liz Krug, President PSSA