On Tuesday a Pennsylvania historic marker was unveiled honoring former Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Ralph W. Abele (1921-1990) in a dedication ceremony at PFBC headquarters in Harrisburg.
Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, reads a letter from Susan Q. Stranahan, former Philadelphia Inquirer environment reporter and author of Susquehanna River of Dreams on Abele's accomplishments.
Watch the remarks of these speakers at this special event--
-- John Arway, Executive Director, Fish & Boat Commission
-- Franklin Kury, former Senator and Representative
-- Larry Schweiger, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO
-- Dennis Guise, Ralph W. Abele Conservation Scholarship Fund
-- Frederick Powell, PA Historical & Museum Commission
-- Ralph Abele Jr, on behalf of the family
-- Unveiling the Historic Marker and marker text