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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ralph W. Abele

(1921-1990)

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
1. Ralph W. Abele Marker
Inscription. Conservation leader and Pennsylvania Fish Commission executive director, 1972-87. Abele’s “Resource First” philosophy strengthened the agency’s mission to protect, conserve, and enhance water quality, improve fish passage, and increase youth conservation education. Notable achievements included modernizing the Fish and Boat Code, emphasizing conservation enforcement, and leading efforts to restore American shad to the Susquehanna River.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.535′ N, 76° 51.731′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker can be reached from State Farm Road south of Elmerton Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the entrance to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrisburg State Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); State Arsenal (approx. 1.1 miles
Ralph W. Abele Marker (<i>tall view; Pennsylvania Boat & Fish Commission building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
2. Ralph W. Abele Marker (tall view; Pennsylvania Boat & Fish Commission building in background)
away); Harrisburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lincoln Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Farm Show (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reservoir Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Moment of Mercy (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Also see . . .  Ralph W. Abele Biography. In 1972, he was appointed executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission and set out to protect Commonwealth waters. He was quoted as proclaiming "If the fish can't survive in the water, there are serious problems for man." Ralph, who believed that public service was a noble career, took his job seriously and believed he an obligation to protect Pennsylvania's lakes, streams and aquatic life from the damaging effects of acid rain, pollution and habitat destruction. He took on the strip mining industry, didn't give up and ultimately won some important victories. (Submitted on August 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Ralph W. Abele Marker (<i>wide view; Pennsylvania Boat & Fish Commission building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 20, 2018
3. Ralph W. Abele Marker (wide view; Pennsylvania Boat & Fish Commission building in background)
 
 
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