Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Curt Ashenfelter, Keystone Trails Association

Curt Ashenfelter, Keystone Trails Association, said there are 3,000 miles of hiking trails in Pennsylvania used by some 3.5 million hikers every year.
"Hiking trails are in danger, in particular due to the leasing of State Forest land for natural gas drilling," said Ashenfelter because they break up the forest land with four acre drilling sites.
Other speakers at the event include:
Marci Mowery, PA Parks and Forests Foundation
Professor Andy Mowen, Penn State University
Patricia Tomes, Rails-To-Trails Conservancy
Judith Schwank, 10,000 Friends of PA
Cynthia Carrow, Western PA Conservancy
Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Robert Griffith, PA Recreation and Parks Society
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