– Following a meeting with officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources regarding possible resolutions for the overgrowth at Cranberry Lake, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) issued the following statement:
“The excessive vegetation at Cranberry Lake has been troublesome for years. The overgrowth, which grows especially fast since the lake is only two to six feet deep, is nature’s normal response to a lake with manmade structures; it is trying to revert to its natural state as a cranberry bog. Of course, this creates problems for many people.
“Today, we had a productive meeting about how to best decrease the amount of vegetation at this shallow lake for the benefit of local residents and recreational fisherman. The plan is to move forward with a combination of previous approaches, as they are expected to be more effective when executed together.
“We are grateful that the PFBC and PGC are working together to employ a more aggressive approach and hope to see improvement in two years. Of course, as more information becomes available and action is taken, regularly updating the public will be a top priority.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) met with officials from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Game Commission to discuss ways to fight the overgrowth at Cranberry Lake.
Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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