Friday, February 17, 2017

Manada Conservancy: State Of The Swatara Greenway March 9 In Dauphin County

The Manada Conservancy will host a special State of the Swatara Greenway on March 9 at The Perking Point, 257 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, Dauphin County starting at 7:00 p.m.
When Manada Conservancy first started, in 1997, its primary focus was the Swatara Greenway. In the last 20 years, they’ve worked hard to increase awareness and protection of this beautiful and important stream corridor—through outright acquisition, partnerships and voluntary landowner stewardship.
In 2008 the Conservancy presented a panel discussion about the Greenway and how better to protect it. A lot has changed since then!
Please join the Conservancy for our next panel presentation of the State of the Greenway. It will include mapping of current status, a discussion of WHY the Greenway is so important, a case study of good stewardship, and our plans for the future, through partnerships, continued stewardship, education and conservation.
The program panelists include—
-- Rich Zaino, President and founding Board member of Manada Conservancy, will be moderating the program and providing a history of the Conservancy's Swatara Greenway efforts since inception as well as providing a visual overview of the greenway throughout the seasons.
-- Jennifer Hine, Manada Conservancy's Executive Director and Swatara Greenway Project Coordinator, will speak about current landownership along the Swatara Creek as well as Manada's efforts to connect with municipalities and private landowners under the Conservancy's Greenway Stewardship Program.
-- Nate McKelvie, educator and ecological restoration specialist for the Milton Hershey School, will speak about his efforts to manage meadows, restore habitat, and research wildlife along the Swatara Creek.
-- Lori Kieffer Yeich, Recreation and Conservation Manager for the Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources, will explain the importance of conserving a greenway along the Swatara Creek and provide information for municipalities to take advantage of current opportunities to protect and restore creekside land.
This program is free and open to the public.  Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office by sending email to: or 717-566-4122.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Manada Conservancy website.

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