The September edition of the local television show hosted by State Senator Dave Argall features state parks in the area and includes a tour of Locust Lake State Park.
“As a father and a volunteer Boy Scout leader, I have enjoyed spending a lot of time in our local state parks,” the Republican lawmaker said in his announcement of the program. “I sponsored Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Program to fund long-delayed improvements to our state parks. In 2020 alone, more than 45 million people visited our 121 state parks throughout Pennsylvania.
In this month’s Argall Report, the senator discusses several state parks located in the area, including Swatara State Park near Pine Grove, Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks near Barnesville, Beltzville State Park near Lehighton, Hickory Run State Park near White Haven, Lehigh Gorge State Park near Jim Thorpe and Nescopeck State Park near Drums.
Argall supported new funding in this year’s budget to support parks and outdoor recreation programs. A new state grant program totaling $100 million will support the repair, rehabilitation and development of state parks and forest areas and local and regional projects promoting greenways, trails, open spaces and heritage areas to increase public access to nature.
“Pennsylvania has been a bipartisan conservation leader for more than 100 years, since the days of President Theodore Roosevelt,” Argall said. “Our beautiful state parks are an important part of these conservation efforts, which we must continue so that Pennsylvania’s natural beauty is accessible to generations to come, our future grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
This edition will be broadcast on:
Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. Service Electric Cablevision : Hazleton, town of Mahanoy; Shenandoah – on Hazleton’s WYLN TV 35 channel 507 and MetroCast Communications channel 10. Please check local listings for airtime.
It is also available online at https://www.senatorargall.com/argallreport/.