PA Land Conservation Conference/Confluence 2009

On May 7 – 9, MNC President Vince verbeke attended the 7th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference/Confluence 2009 co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

The conference them was Working Together to Protect Our Land, Water & Communities.

He reports that he is still trying to process everything that he heard and learned over the three days of the conference. He said, “This was my first true immersion into the preservation and conversation areas. It’s amazing what others are doing across the Commonwealth.”

Vince also reports that “Most importantly, I’ve met others who we can know reach out to and ask for help as we go forward with plans to work with our Mountain neighbors on conservation easements. For example, I had the chance to meet and talk with Bill Hilshey from Clearwater Conservancy and Norm Lathbury from the Centre County Farmland Trust.

I also met Paul Lumia and Rick Koval from the North Branch Land Trust as well. They have a long, and detailed, page on their site about easements.

MNC also had an information table setup at the Conference as well: