State park's Kury Point dedicated via ceremony for Franklin Kury, father of Environmental Rights Amendment
On Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) officially dedicated Kury Point at the Shikellamy Marina near Sunbury in honor of former state Senator and representative Franklin Kury.
Kury, who grew up along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Sunbury, is considered the "father" of Pennsylvania's Environmental Rights Amendment, helping push through the bi-partisan effort with wide-ranging support 50 years ago.
Special speaker for the ceremony was former Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille, who used the amendment in a landmark case, Robinson Township vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, decided in December of 2013.
For a quick look at some of the discussion during Thursday's ceremony, check out this video overview:
Some photos from the ceremony:
John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.