Senator Yaw to Join DCNR, PennDOT to Celebrate New Eastern Hellbender License Plate

HARRISBURG – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will join representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and PennDOT, along with the Fish and Boat Commission and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a press conference to celebrate the new Eastern Hellbender license plate to support the Wild Resource Conservation Program.

The press conference will take place on Monday, October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. in the State Capitol Media Center (East Wing).

Act 3 of 2019, sponsored by Yaw, designated the Eastern Hellbender as the first official “State Amphibian” of Pennsylvania. Yaw introduced the measure at the request of members of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council.

The Wild Resource Conservation Program allows citizens to help support the management of wild resources with a contribution opportunity through a tax check-off and license plate program. As chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Yaw serves as a designated member of the Wild Resource Conservation Board.

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