Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cynthia Carrow, Western PA Conservancy

Cynthia Carrow, Western PA Conservancy, said her group has been instrumental in creating some of the state's largest State Parks with the help of millions of dollars in private donations.
She called the State Park system the crown jewels of the state noting Pennsylvania's 117 State Parks, 2.1 million acres of State Forest land and 35.5 million annual visitors yield more than $656 million in economic value to the state's economy.
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
Curt Ashenfelter, Keystone Trails Association
Judith Schwank, 10,000 Friends of PA
Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Robert Griffith, PA Recreation and Parks Society
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