Environmental advisory council members and municipal leaders are invited to attend a community-focused workshop and networking on September 14th at The Discovery Center, a unique wildlife sanctuary on a protected reservoir in East Fairmount Park. Join fellow municipal colleagues/community volunteers in the region to explore ways of creating more sustainable, connected, and natural communities for the benefit of people, birds, and other wildlife. Includes breakfast, lunch and optional pre-workshop bird walk.
This solutions-oriented workshop includes green infrastructure, policy, and community outreach tracks that will highlight tools and resources designed for municipal use and will provide a platform to share insights on managing our local resources in ways that support system-wide sustainable landscapes that we all need. With generous support from the Elmwood Park Zoo, the workshop is being organized by Pennsylvania Audubon, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association.
County, municipal, and environmental advisory council presenters will describe plans, ordinances, projects, and other initiatives implemented in their communities. Interactive sessions will enable attendees to ask questions, describe their own sustainability, community greening, and stormwater management programs, and think through how they can work collaboratively to continue to advance those efforts.
Attendees will also be eligible to apply for a mini grant of up to $1,500 to support new project ideas that come out of the workshop or existing projects related to workshop themes.
This workshop is $10.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and complimentary tour of the facility. Attendees may also opt for an early morning bird walk with Pennsylvania Audubon experts from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Please contact Valerie Peckham, of Audubon Pennsylvania ([email protected] or 610-666-5593 x114) for more information.