Join fellow EAC members and municipal officials for the 2017 EAC Network Conference on Saturday, May 6 at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton in Lancaster. Registration to the EAC Network Conference includes breakfast, training session, lunch and choice of afternoon workshop (1:00 – 3:00 pm). This program is intended for EAC members and appointed and elected municipal officials.
Networking Breakfast — 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join fellow EAC members and municipal officials for this full breakfast: discuss issues impacting local municipalities, share ideas and meet new contacts.
Morning Program — 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am Welcome & Introductions
9:15 am Return on the Environment: Understanding the True Value of Our Natural Resources
Speaker: John Rogers,Keystone Conservation Trust
Nature’s value is real, significant and impacts a wide range of stakeholders. A Return on Environment study can help municipalities level the playing field and change the rules of the game in conservation and economic development. A number of municipalities and counties have completed this detailed evaluation of the economic value and payback of the ecological services and other public benefits provided by the natural resources in their region. In other words, how much money are we saving municipalities and residents by preserving the resources that support our communities? And what economic benefits come to our area because of the valuable resources we have? Learn more about these studies as well as how EACs and municipalities can help residents be better stewards of their land.
10:00 am EAC Sharing Forum
Moderator: Jeanne Ortiz, Audubon Pennsylvania
Representatives from various EACs will share innovative programs and success stories.
Lunch — 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch is included with your registration. In addition to networking time, lunch features the presentation of the Local Government Conservation Leadership Award.
Afternoon Workshops — 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please choose one of the following workshops to attend on Saturday afternoon (descriptions available at ConserveLand.org/2017-conference):
A. Conservation in a Changing Climate: The Role of Public and Private Lands
B. Strategic Fundraising Planning
C. Make Conservation Happen Locally: The Power of Environmental Advisory Councils
D. Local Actions, Regional Results: Best Strategies for Improving Water Quality
E. Collaborating on Conservation Referenda: Winning at the Ballot for Parks and Conservation
Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference
The EAC Network Conference is held in conjunction with the 2017 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. You may register for any of the conference’s seminars or field trips held May 4-5. Suggested seminars are shown on the registration page. Descriptions of seminars and field trips are available at ConserveLand.org/2017-conference.
Location (directions available at ConserveLand.org):
Doubletree Resort by Hilton | 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster PA 17602
Contact Nicole Faraguna at [email protected] or 717.909.1298.