October 19, 2017
  • Building Climate Resiliency: Community-based Solutions to a Global Challenge

    October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 E Derry Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

    Conversations about climate change can leave people feeling depressed and somewhat helpless due to the enormity of the challenge facing humanity. Media reports too often sensationalize or polarize the topic. What gets lost in the “noise” are discussions of all the innovations that are occurring around the world, often at the city or regional level, and many stemming from grassroots initiatives. These transformations are beginning to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, helping people sustain their livelihoods and food and water supplies, and making our surroundings healthier and more resilient.

    Some of these hopeful stories will be shared in this presentation by Diane Husic. Diane, a Pennsylvania resident, who lives in the Kittatinny Corridor, is Dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences at Moravian College. She is deeply involved in the science of climate change locally as well as being a representative to global climate change summits representing Moravian College.

    This program is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at or 717-566-4122.

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October 24, 2017
  • What are Dauphin County's Resources Worth? NEW DATE, NEW LOCATION

    October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Perking Point, 257 Hershey Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    Have you considered how much money we could save by preserving our resources instead of mitigating for their loss? How clean air and water benefit our health? How much local businesses depend on these resources, and how much protected land brings recreation to our County? Flood and pollution control, pollination, health, recreation, property values, wildlife habitat, clean air, clean water, healthy vegetation—all of these are affected by how we treat our resources. They have a price that we don’t usually include in our bottom line when we destroy them.

    To have a true picture of our local economy, this natural capital has to be included in the tally sheet. A new study has been completed called Dauphin County Return on Environment, the Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits. Through the Kittatinny Coalition, led by Audubon PA, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and land trusts up and down the mountain ridges—including Manada Conservancy, and with the help of PA DCNR, this study has recently been completed.

    John Rogers, of Keystone Conservation Trust, completed the study and will present what was learned about our resource-rich county, and how everyone from individual landowners to corporations and municipalities can benefit from protecting these resources.

    This program is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at (717) 566-4122 or

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