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July 23-28, 2000

“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the property of all people, including generations yet to come. ... the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”

Declaration of Rights, Pennsylvania Constitution
(Article 1, Section 27)


For more information contact:

Patricia L. Vathis, Environment
and Ecology Education Advisor
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Office of Environment and Ecology
333 Market Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Telephone: (717) 783-6994
Office Fax: (717) 783-3946


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