Friday, April 21, 2017

Community Forum On Preserving Cumberland County’s Rural Character May 11

The Cumberland Conservation Collaborative will host a community forum on May 11 at the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 1750 Pine Road, Newville. The title of the forum is, "Preserving Cumberland County's Rural Landscape & Natural Resources."  
The forum will include presentations and discussion by expert panelists as well as a question and answer session. Panelists represent diverse backgrounds including government, nonprofit, and business interests. Professor Dr. George Pomeroy from Shippensburg University will moderate the forum.
The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8:00 p.m.  Prior to the panel, there will be a reception between 5:30-6:30 p.m.
During the reception, various member organizations of the CCC will have table displays and information on their respective organizations. Additionally, refreshments will be provided free of charge.
The Cumberland Conservation Collaborative is a partnership of community organizations, business leaders, educational institutions, governmental agencies and citizens united in voice and action to enhance the quality of life in Cumberland County by restoring, enhancing and protecting our natural resources.
The CCC's three guiding principles include:
-- Conserve, restore, and enhance the natural resources of Cumberland County;
-- Preserve and expand parkland, forests, tree cover and green space, trails and trail networks, sidewalks and bikeways, waterway and riparian corridors; and
-- Encourage healthy community design strategies.
For more information about the CCC or the forum, visit the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative website or contact Rick Rovegno, Board Chairman for the CCC, at 717-991-6740 or send email to:

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