Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, said tax money spent on forests and parks is money spent wisely because they help protect water supplies and water quality.
She noted the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council has called for the preservation of 83,000 acres of forest land in the Pennsylvania portion of the Bay watershed by 2020, but with the cuts proposed in the state budget, Pennsylvania risks rolling back years of progress for short term economic gain.
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
Cynthia Carrow, Western PA Conservancy
Robert Griffith, PA Recreation and Parks Society
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