Gov. Corbett to be in Bradford County today
Gov. Tom Corbett will be in Bradford County today to kayak on the Susquehanna River and discuss the benefits of outdoor recreation to the local economy, according to the governor's press office.
Corbett and other state and local officials will be kayaking this morning from Ulster Township to Wysox Township on the Susquehanna, according to the press office.
The river trip is part of a two-day effort to promote Pennsylvania's tourism industry, the press office said.
"This is an opportunity for the governor to showcase outdoor recreation," according to a statement from the press office.
At a press conference at the end of the paddle in Wysox Township, the governor will discuss his experience kayaking the Susquehanna, the Commonwealth's efforts to protect and conserve the environment, and how outdoor recreation contributes to local economies throughout the state.
Thirty to 50 people will be participating in the river trip, including representatives of the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and the Department of Community & Economic Development.
While in Wysox Township, Corbett will participate in an archery demonstration held by DCNR Park Manager Ken Gwin and Environmental Educator Nicole Harris. Archery field days are one of the many programs offered at state parks through "Get Outdoors PA."
Corbett will also attend the 13th Annual Friends of Tina Pickett Barbecue, which begins at 1 p.m. today on Tom and Diane Elliott's farm in Rome Township, according to Corbett's reelection campaign.