Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Judith Schwank, 10,000 Friends of PA

Judith Schwank, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, said State Parks and Forests have a significant impact on the quality of life for state residents and make Pennsylvania attractive for businesses seeking to relocate to the state.
Schwank noted programs like the Conservation Landscape Initiative by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources leverage natural resources in entire regions for economic development and tourism. "Investments in State Parks and Forest pay big dividends," said Schwank.
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
Cynthia Carrow, Western PA Conservancy
Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Robert Griffith, PA Recreation and Parks Society
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