CHC Email Update 5/20/11

Petition and social media
Our petition has 150 signatures. We could use more – have you tried posting on your Facebook, sending it to PA friends and family?
CHC meets with Commissioner Ruddock, 5/25 @ 2:30pm
We need a strong presence at this meeting. Please let me know ASAP if you can make it, all are welcome to participate.
Here is one proposal for goals for this meeting:
  • introduce the Coalition for a Healthy County, our goal, deliver petition
  • offer our suggestion for the intent of revisions of the zoning ordinance
  • ask if he intends to rewrite the zoning ordinance to prevent deep shale fracking in the conservation zones
  • offer the support of our coalition
Next Steering Committee call
Monday 5/23 8pm
All are welcome to join
Call-in number: (610) 214-0200
Participant Access Code: 647003#
Draft agenda:
Review coalition outreach
Review Reed mtg (report back attached)
Petition – we need more signatures
prep for Commissioners meeting 5/25
PennEnvironment sponsors rally and lobby day June 7
There has been interest from a couple folks to go to PennEnvironment’s lobby day focused on Marcellus Shale legislation on June 7 in Harrisburg. We’d leave early morning (6am) and return by 7 or 8pm. There is at least one car going from Indiana, we could carpool, or caravan, or hop on a bus that’s going from Pittsburh if there is more interest.
It should be a great experience and great opportunity to speak directly to our lawmakers. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested in going.  https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1965
Waltz for the Wilds is fast approaching – June 14, 7-9pm @ College lodge!
Invite your friends, invite your neighbors, invite your family to the Waltz for the Wilds, a Celebration of our beautiful wild places in Indiana County to raise awareness about protecting and preserving our parks.
There will be food, music, dancing and information about gas drilling from The Coalition for a Healthy County, Penn Environment, the Sierra Club, Evergreen Conservancy, League of Women Voters, Friends of Whites Woods, the ECO Club, and more!!
The event is free, and open to all!! A flier is attached, please distribute liberally 🙂
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