Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Marks Pope’s Care For Our Common Home Message

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Tuesday announced it would mark Pope Francis’s first United States visit by celebrating the environmental message in his recent encyclical to “care for our common home” and inviting the public to join us at our upcoming fall events to connect to our lands and waters.
Pope Francis, who arrives in the U.S. on September 22 for a six-day visit, is an outspoken defender of the natural world. His recent encyclical on the environment appealed “for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.”
“We’re asking everyone to consider how our everyday actions impact our lands and waters, now and in the future,” said Sue Currier, Executive Director of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. “As he so clearly noted in his recent encyclical on the environment, the Pope is concerned about the depletion of our natural resources and the loss of biodiversity. We share those concerns and appreciate the need for greater dialogue about land conservation. We’ve found that best conversations happen when we are out in nature—our upcoming hikes, outdoor programs, and workshops are perfect opportunities to connect with us and with the land. We invite the public to visit our website or call 570-226-3164 to learn more about our fall programs and our land conservation work.”
“Land conservation – and conserved land – helps fulfill Pope Francis’s vision of harmony,” said Rob Aldrich, director of community conservation at the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization that counts the Delaware Highlands Conservancy among its more than 1,100 member land trusts. “Land trusts like the Delaware Highlands Conservancy are working to create vibrant, healthy communities for current and future generations.”
For more information on program and activities, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website.

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