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Governor's Center for Local Government Services - http://www.newpa.com/default.aspx?id=20
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development is to foster opportunities for business and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, enabling Pennsylvania's to achieve that superior quality of life.

Growing Greener
Access the combined resources of four state agencies to take advantage of the Growing Greener program

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources [DCNR] - http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Established on July 1, 1995, the agency is charged with maintaining and preserving the 116 state parks, managing the 2.1 million acres of state forest land, providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas.

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - http://www.dep.state.pa.us
The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency charged with administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws related to air and water quality, solid and hazardous waste, surface mining, drinking water, radiation and regulating dams, water courses and wetlands. Other areas to visit on the site:

Drinking Water Information - http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/watersupply/cwp/view.asp?a=1251&Q=448745&watersupplyNav=|30131|

Bureau of Watershed Management - http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/watershedmgmt/site/default.asp

Groundwater Protection


Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission - http://www.fish.state.pa.us/mpag1.htm
Provides fishing and boating opportunities through protection and management of aquatic resources.

PA Game Commission
Manages the Commonwealth's wildlife resources throughout Pennsylvania. For over 100 years the agency has provided a host of benefits to wildlife, state residents and visitors.

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access - http://www.pasda.psu.edu
A collaborative effort of PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA State University to provide over 2000 data layers on Pennsylvania's environment. Individual layers may be downloaded and manipulated using Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as ARCExplorer that can also be downloaded free from ESRI at www.esri.com

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