Conservation Partnership's Legislative Breakfast featured in
The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership was highlighted by the National Land Trust as a "Congrssional Event Success Story". In the article, Michele Ulmer of Pike County Conservation District noted that "we get great feedback from legislators who look forward to this event as an opportunity to answer questions that come across their desks over the course of the year." Even if legislators can't make it, they do ask for information, and it's a great opportunity to follow-up with specific tasks. Click here to read the story.
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The Pike Conservation Partnership originally met late in 2004 with the intent of sharing information and calendar dates to prevent offering competing programs on the same days. From the initial meeting, the Partnership realized there were many more opportunities to enhance efforts by working in unison. Since that time the partnership has pooled resources to present educational programs focused on growth management for local citizens and municipal officials that reach a broad range of participants from across Pike, Wayne and Monroe Counties and into neighboring New York State. In 2007 the Pike Conservation Partnership changed its name to Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership to better represent the region that the partners serve.
The partnership meets on a regular basis to share information and provide updates on current activities. Each organization has thus developed a better understanding of one another's role in protecting and preserving the natural resources within the region. The understanding has opened lines of communication as well as provided important contacts that help the Partners achieve both individual and group goals. This collaboration has helped reduce duplication of services to residents of the region. Information is communicated in a complementary manner, making it easier for the public to understand. Ideas build on one another, goals are interrelated, so the message to the public builds with each member's subsequent efforts. The result is more powerful communication of the main messages.
Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership efforts were recognized in 2005 with a NEPA Environmental Partnership award. The 2006 workshop series was recognized by the Northeastern PA Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center's 2006 Annual Community Awards for projects and programs that have made an extraordinary impact upon the quality of life within the communities they serve.
Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership
The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership is an alliance of government, non-government, non-profit and grass roots organizations with shared goals for natural resource conservation, sustainable communities and citizen involvement in community planning.
The Partners provide a variety of educational programs that touch on all aspects of natural resource protection in our region. Please take the time to visit their websites to check out all the wonderful work that they do and the educational opportunities that are available!
Common Waters Partnership
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District
The Lackawaxen River Conservancy
National Park Service - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
National Park Service - Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Northeast PA Audubon Society
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Penn State Cooperative Extension
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Pike County Conservation District
Pike County Office of Community Planning
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Pocono Environmental Education Center
The Nature Conservancy
SEEDS - Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support
Upper Delaware Roundtable
US Forest Service - Grey Towers Historic Site
Wayne Conservation District
Please check the Partnership members websites for information on the many environmental education programs that they offer in addition to the Conservation Partnership Workshop Series. You can get to their websites by clicking on their name listed above.
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