Lyme disease; Geisinger Health Systems Medication Take Back Program; Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s Plastic Microbead Ban; and Round Goby and its impact on Pennsylvania’s waterways

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee

Public Hearing

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Tom Ridge Environmental Learning Center
301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA  16505 – 2042


9:00 AM
Welcome and Call to Order

  • Senator Richard Alloway II, Chairman, Senate Game and Fisheries Committee
  • Senator Sean Wiley, 49th Senatorial District of Pennsylvania

9:05 AM
Lyme Disease

  • Regis Senko, Information and Education Supervisor, Northwest Regional Office, Pennsylvania Game Commission – Lyme Disease Education/Hunter Trapper Education
  • Harry Leslie, Park Ranger, DCNR, Presque Isle State Park – Tourism and Tick Prevention
  • Karen Tobin, Director of Environmental Health, Erie County Department of Health – Erie Tick Task Force – Prevention and Identification of Ticks

9:25 AM
Questions and Answers

9:30 AM
Act 89 Spending Plan and Other Updates

  • John Arway, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

9:50 AM
Questions and Answers

9:55 AM
Round Goby

  • Chuck Murray, Lake Erie Unit Leader, PA Fish and Boat Commission

10:15 AM
Questions and Answers

10:35 AM
Impacts of Microbeads on Aquatic Ecosystems

  • Marti Martz, Senior Coastal Outreach Specialist, PA Sea Grant

10:55 AM
Questions and Answers

11:00 AM
Closing Remarks

  • Senator Richard Alloway II, Chairman, Senate Game and Fisheries Committee
  • Senator Sean Wiley, 49th Senatorial District of Pennsylvania