Governor Corbett hears about CLI

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Governor Tom Corbett spent most of the day Tuesday in the Laurel Highlands, paddling through Conemaugh Gap and then learning about the work being done in the Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape initiative.

Gov. Corbett speaks at park along StonycreekConemaugh Gap, by some calculations, is the state's third deepest gorge, forming a bookend for Laurel Ridge with the Youghiogheny Gorge, which without dispute is the state's deepest gorge.

After the paddle, the Governor meet with about 25 people involved with the CLI or two projects that are strongly supported by the CLI -- the Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative and Lift Johnstown.

The Governor also saw a demonstration of swiftwater rescue training by Pennsylvania Water Rescue, which is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and uses Whitewater Park routinely for training.  He then watched several kayakers playboating in Whitewater Park, a man-built park within the Stonycreek River, which is Pennsylvania's River of the Year.

The CLI's work in Johnstown, Ohiopyle and along the Great Allegheny Passage was also featured in the presentation to the Governor.

Date Posted: 
Wed, 2012-07-25