Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Back To Nature Celebration Sept. 19

Celebrate our unique Upper Delaware River region with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s
Back to Nature Celebration on September 19. The Celebration is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event in 2021 and tickets are available for purchase now.

The evening begins with exclusive sneak-peek tours of the Conservancy’s Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

At 4:30 p.m, travel to the Inn at Woodloch for dinner lakeside. A live auction and raffle cap the celebration during dessert. 

Event tickets are $150 per person, which includes a $75 charitable gift to the Conservancy.

The Conservancy’s Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner Committee includes Kate Hayes, Co-Chair; Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Co-Chair, Cyndee Cann, Barbara Cuffe, Stephen Geldman, Jeanne Genzlinger, Marta Hallett, Karen Lutz, and Mary Sue Sweeney Price.

An online silent auction will launch two weeks prior to the event and offer exciting selections including pieces of art by local artists, private yoga and Tai Chi classes outdoors at the Van Scott Nature Reserve, and much more. 

A brief live auction will include a guided float trip on the Delaware River with a homemade gourmet lunch and relaxing getaways at local lodgings. 

Visit the Conservancy website in early September to view our full slate of auction items and begin placing bids in the silent auction.

Sincere thanks to generous dinner sponsors: James Asselstine and Bette Davis, Greg Belcamino and Judith Welcom, Michael and Cynthia Cann, Barbara and Gerard Cuffe, The Dime Bank, Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger, Joan Halle, Kate and Doug Hayes, Nancy Kiesendahl Bloch, Burt and Donna Levine, Karen and Charles Lutz, Rolf Moeller, Mary and Howard Phipps, Jr, Mary Sue Price and the Estate of Clement Alexander Price, Laura Ripp, David Satnick and Monique Palladino, Scott and Beth Van Gorder, Wayne Memorial Health System, and Bill Yeaman.

Opportunities to support the Delaware Highlands Conservancy as a sponsor are available. The $5,000 Event Sponsor level includes 10 tickets to the event and a full page with premier placement in the evening’s program. The Table Sponsor for $2,500 includes 8 tickets to the dinner and a full page in the program. 

The Lakeside Cookout Sponsor level for $1,500 includes 6 tickets to the dinner and a half-page in the program; the Libations Sponsor level for $1,000 includes 4 tickets to the dinner and a quarter-page in the program; and the Entertainment Sponsor level for $500 includes 2 tickets to the dinner and recognition in the program. 

For those unable to attend, the $250 Friend level also includes recognition in the program. Sponsorships are a charitable contribution to the Conservancy less $75 per person attending the dinner.  

Reserve your seat or sponsor the Back to Nature Celebration by visiting the Back To Nature Celebration webpage or by contacting the Conservancy at  or 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy website or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Learn about the Green Lodging Partnership initiative.  Click Here to support their work.

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is committed to sustaining our rural quality of life and focused on the connections between local citizens, a healthy environment, and a strong local economy.  It has permanently protected over 18,000 acres of working farms and forests, clean waters and wildlife habitat in the Upper Delaware region.

[Posted: July 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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