Apr 19: Hands Around the Park

In a few weeks' time, Allegheny County Council will vote on a proposal from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to allow fracking under Deer Lakes County Park.  Fracking is an inherently harmful process exposing our families to unhealthy air and water for questionable financial gain.  If fracking is allowed at Deer Lakes Park, will any of the other eight County parks be safe?

The 'Protect Our Parks' coalition invites you to a ‘Hands Around the Park’ rally and some family-friendly springtime fun.  

1 to 3 p.m. at Deer Lakes Regional Park, near Russellton (Tarentum, PA 15084).

Come to Veteran’s Pavilion #1 by the lower lake, rain or shine, and learn what you can do to help save this gem of a park.  Speak out if you have a personal story, enjoy live music from The Hills and the Rivers bluegrass band, contribute to a paper quilt to be shown to County Council to demonstrate your love for the parks, and participate in Hands Around the Lake/Across the Bridge, led by the May Day Marching Band.

If you might have trouble getting to the park, or can offer a ride to others, Jessica McPherson has offered to help coordinate ridesharing.  Email her at jessica_mcp@yahoo.com to touch base!

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