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Gerlach Open Space Bill Set for House Vote

Sep 21, 2006  -  The House Agriculture Committee today unanimously approved Rep. Jim Gerlach’s open space and farm land preservation bill setting the stage for a vote on the legislation by the full House of Representatives next week. “Not only is this legislation important for my Congressional District, but... More


Jul 24, 2006  -  Today the Highlands Coalition, an alliance of over 150 organizations working to protect the Highlands region of PA, NJ, NY and CT, honored Congressman Jim Gerlach, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the William Penn Foundation and other local partners for their joi... More

Pottstown Mercury: Big Woods’ preservation hinges on federal budget

Jun 12, 2006  -   BIRDSBORO -- The effort to preserve the woods that surround, filter and protect Birdsboro’s water supply will get the last bit of money it needs if the U.S. Senate and President Bush agree to the Interior Department budget approved by the House of Representatives. Last month, the office of... More

Gerlach Open Space Legislation Gains Crucial Support

May 10, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach today joined many of his colleagues on the House Suburban Agenda Caucus to announce a legislative agenda that address issues important to the millions of Americans living outside of the nation’s cities. The seven bills the Caucus will work on this year includes H.R. 531... More

Reps. Pitts, Gerlach tout farmland preservation efforts in district stops
Apr 22, 2005  - As part of their ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania’s farmland and open space, Congressmen Jim Gerlach (PA-06) and Joe Pitts (PA-16) today met with local officials and area farmers to tout their plan to preserve farmland. “This legislation ensures that tax relief is targeted at those farmers... More

National Park Service Grant For The Black Rock Sanctuary
Apr 15, 2005  - Rep. Jim Gerlach presented Chester County officials with a $195,000 check from the National Park Service to help complete the construction of an environmentally-friendly recreation and education center called the Black Rock Sanctuary in Phoenixville. “I applaud the County’s efforts to make a sign... More

Gerlach legislation aims to protect and preserve nation’s farmland
Apr 7, 2005  - Hoping to bolster open space preservation efforts already underway in communities throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, Rep. Jim Gerlach today introduced H.R. 1514, the Farmland Protection Program Challenge Grant Act . ”Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of acres preserved from develo... More

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in Preserving Farmland
Feb 18, 2005  - It’s no secret. Despite the fact that agriculture is still the state’s leading industry, we’re losing Pennsylvania’s family farms. State and various local agencies have undertaken various farmland preservation programs in order to reverse, or at least slow, this trend. These programs have ach... More

Rep. Gerlach recognized for support of National Parks
Feb 10, 2005  - The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded Rep. Jim Gerlach Wednesday with its Friend of the National Parks award based on his environmentally-friendly voting record during the 108th Congress. “This is a great honor, and I thank the Association for recognizing my efforts in the la... More

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