UPDATE: Due to an emergency, this event has been postponed until further notice.
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 isn’t usually factored into financial calculations.
For a true picture of the local economy, this natural capital must be included in the tally sheet. A new study, Dauphin County Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring, and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits, does just that.
John Rogers of Keystone Conservation Trust completed the study, with support from the Kittatinny Coalition and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. On September 13 he will present his findings at a free event hosted by Manada Conservancy.
When: Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Derry Presbyterian Church (248 E. Derry Road in Hershey)
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by contacting Manada Conservany at 717-566-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.