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Public Forum: Dauphin County’s Return on Environment

Susquehanna River, courtesy of Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club

Susquehanna River, courtesy of Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club

Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Audubon Pennsylvania and Keystone Conservation Trust are inviting everyone to attend the first public forum on "Dauphin County’s Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring, and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits." 

The free presentation is slated for Thur., Apr. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg.

Since last year, numerous organizations have participated in a series of meetings to discuss and quantify the value of Dauphin County’s forests, rivers and streams, air shed and open space. The purpose of the study was to determine the value of these resources that impact residents’ quality of life, health, sense of place, cost of living and the local economy.

The annual Return on Environment value for Dauphin County is not tens of thousands of dollars or even a few hundred million dollars. The figure will surprise and astound you!

Participating organizations include conservation groups, outdoor recreation organizations, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

Space is limited to 100 attendees. Please RSVP by April 10 to bmountcastle@appalachiantrail.org. Light refreshments will be served.

Earlier Event: April 19
Perry County Planning Commission