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  • PAPSS’ ACOE Regional Supplement / Hydric Soil Indicators seminar took place on Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th. Download the flyer and registration Here.
  • The PAPSS 2012 Annual Meeting conference flyer and registration is available for download here.
  • PAPSS hosted a Wetland Workshop on June 27th and 28th, 2011.  The classroom and fieldwork was held at the facilities at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County, PA.
  • The 2011 PAPSS Annual Meeting was held on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th. Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker from the 36th Legislative District explained the legislative process of a bill’s passage and offered advice on our licensing effort, and an enlightening question-and-answer session took place during the Senator’s presentation.  One of the main challenges is the demonstration to state legislators that there is a need for licensing, based on protection of the public health and welfare.  Specific examples of harm, as a result of inadequately trained personnel performing soil science work, may be necessary.  Senator Brubaker recommended that PAPSS align with other professional organizations that would assist with the process and offer support.  All members in attendance are encouraged to send a hand-written thank-you note to Senator Brubaker at the following address:
  • The Honorable Michael W. Brubaker
  • Harrisburg Office
  • 168 Main Capitol
  • Senate Box 203036
  • Harrisburg, PA 17120-3036
  • In addition to the presentation by Senator Brubaker, PAPSS’ lobbyist Mr. Vince Phillips gave an engaging and thought-provoking discussion on ethics.  Mr. Phillips  also reiterated the Senator’s call for the work ahead of the Association to gather support for licensing and the need for an impactful presentation if and when the opportunity arises.  Mr Phillips asked for volunteers to assist in developing a speech for presentation to the legislature.




  • On Tuesday, June 7th, former PA DEP Secretary John Hanger was scheduled to speak on the topic of the Marcellus Shale drilling.  Click here for more information.