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Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203029
171 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3029
717-783-8657 FAX


District Offices
One West Centre Street
P.O. Box 150
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
570-773-1675 FAX

100 North Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-6629 FAX

61 North Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526-1501
610-562-6895 FAX
(Shared with Representative
Jerry Knowles)
237 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-952-3374 FAX
(Shared with Representative
Jerry Knowles)

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Conservation grants available to municipalities, nonprofits, land trusts, others

Municipalities, nonprofits, land trusts and other eligible organizations can apply now for state recreation and conservation grants through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Community Conservation Partnerships Program provides financial and technical assistance for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation and conservation and greenway projects.  Projects include: Community parks major renovation and rehabilitation, land conservation, rivers implementation, trail projects, education and training.  The Bureau of Recreation and Conservation staff is available to assist and webinars and workshops are available:

Grant applications will be accepted through April 16, 2015. Learn more here

Changes to the Notary Public Law

Under a new state law, Notary Public applications no longer require a senator’s endorsement. With this change, the Department of State is now accepting online applications. The online system will allow both new notary public applicants and those applying for reappointment to securely submit their application. You can visit the Department of State’s website here.

Scholarship opportunities for Schuylkill County students

The South Schuylkill Garden Club is offering scholarships to any Schuylkill County high school senior with plans to attend an institution of higher learning within the following fields of study: horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land-use planning, land management and allied fields. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2015. Applications can be obtained by contacting “Porcupine Pat” McKinney at 570-622-4124 ext. 113 or

Displaced worker assistance

The Small Business Development Center at the University of Scranton is reaching out to individuals who have been displaced due to cuts in the U.S. Department of Defense contracts. Training and consulting are available at no cost. For more information please contact Vince Rocco, Small Business Development Center Business Consultant at 570-941-4149 or

Job openings and contract opportunities available at Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution

At the request of the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, I wanted to forward the following information along to you:

The Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) on Interstate 81 at the Minersville exit has career opportunities available in the following areas: Correctional officer, clinical nurse (registered nurse), physician assistant, clinical psychologist, medical officer, and more. To apply and to see a complete list of vacancies, please visit

The starting salary for a correctional officer is approximately $40,000 with full federal benefits.

Additional information regarding the Bureau of Prisons, benefits, training, and application and interview procedures can be found here.

For additional information, please contact the FCI Schuylkill Human Resource staff:

Tammy Cressinger at 570-544-7115
Lori Schiccatano at 570-544-7241
Cyndi Wile at 570-544-7122

Contract bidding opportunities are posted to for non-personal services, projects over $30,000 and quarterly food bids. For further information, please contact Lori Rarig, Supervisory Contract Specialist at 570-544-7311.


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