Photo courtesy Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Dauphin County Return on Environment Public Forum

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

Last year, the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, working with other 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, 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!

Space is limited to 100 attendees, so please RSVP by April 10th to mountcastle@appalachiantrail.org. Light refreshments will be served.