Great opportunity awaits you, as a business-owner and as an individual, to meet with others in the region to discuss conserving the natural resources of the Laurel Highlands.
According to the adage “strength in numbers,” the Pennsylvania Environmental Council is hosting a day-long conference to bring together conservation partners and welcome new interest.
The conference is this Thursday, September 30th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
@ Ligonier Town Hall on the Diamond in Ligonier
The Coalition would like to:
a) advance more thorough policy
b) attract more attention from foundations and economic vectors for regional issues
c) make sure that the region won’t miss opportunities to protect and benefit from its natural resources
d) unify opinion to push a broader campaign
e) educate by hosting a regular forum on regional issues
Register – 9:00
Welcome – 9:15
Why form this coalition? – 9:30
Break – 10:30
Renew Growing Greener/gas extraction tax – 10:45
* Andrew Heath, Executive Director, Renew Growing Greener
Take action – how to support funding – 11:45
Lunch and presentation: Visualizing Public Health Impacts of the Marcellus Shale Play
* Chuck Cristen, Director of Operations, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission – 1:15
* Chuck Duritsa, member of ORSANCO
Policy and Planning Recommendations Regarding Marcellus – 1:45
* Jack Ubinger, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Break – 2:15
Monitoring of Marcellus impacts (panel) – 2:30
* Len Lichvar, Somerset Conservation District; Bev Braverman, Mountain Watershed Association; Drew Banas, Loyalhanna Watershed Association.
* Dave Sewak, Trout Unlimited
Wrap-Up – 3:30
To register: Email your name, organization, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.