As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, a special citation was presented to the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program by Senator Jake Corman. The citation recognizes the significant contribution the Program has made to improving Pennsylvania’s roads and preventing pollution. The original funding for the Program was championed by former State Senator Doyle Corman and the late Bud Byron of Trout Unlimited. Senator Jake Corman was instrumental in the Program funding increase that was passed in 2013.
Senator Corman's citation is presented to Karl Brown of the SCC.
The entire citation is presented below and is available for download.
- Senator Corman Citation (376 KB)
In the Senate, February 8, 2017
"Whereas, The Senate of Pennsylvania takes great pride in recognizing those organizations which, through adherence to the highest standards of service, contribute in a meaningful way toward a better and more productive society; and
Whereas, Pennsylvania's Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program is being honored upon the momentous occasion of its twentieth anniversary during the Successes in Rural Road Maintenance and Ecology Symposium, which is being held at The Pennsylvania State University on April 4, 2017; and
Whereas, The nationally and internationally recognized Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program evolved from the Dirt and Gravel Road Task Force and the transportation bill championed by former Senator Doyle Corman and the late Bud Byron, past President of PA Trout. The unique program, lauded as the first of its kind in the United States, was enacted into law in April 1997 with five million dollars in annual funding for the environmentally sensitive maintenance for unpaved roads. With the addition of funding by Act 89, the Pennsylvania Conservation Commission now allocates twenty-eight million dollars annually to sixty-five conservation districts. More than two thousand five hundred projects were completed by 2015 to address Pennsylvania's seventeen thousand stream pollution sites on unpaved roads. People from all over the United States and the world have used the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program as a model for their work on unpaved roads.
Now therefore, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania congratulates the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program for its many accomplishments over the past twenty years; extends warmest wishes for a future replete with ever-increasing success and service to the community;
And directs that a copy of this document, sponsored by Senator Jake Corman, be transmitted to the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program."
Signed: Senator Jake Corman
Attest: Megan Martin, Secretary