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Tue, Mar 28


St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Presentation: Environmental "Green"

Learn from our Director of Conservation, Twan Leenders, how our ecological and economic health can only improve collaboratively.

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Presentation: Environmental "Green"
Presentation: Environmental "Green"

Time & Location

Mar 28, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 410 N Main St, Jamestown, NY

About the event

Join us on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 PM at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (in Jamestown) for the presentation “Environmental Green: How Our Ecological And Economic Health Can Only Improve Collaboratively.”

Smart conservation is an essential piece of planning for smart economic growth. Because, let’s face it, if we were to jeopardize our quality of life by harming our most precious natural resources, who would want to live or plan a future here? The great news is that, when comparing our county’s environmental health against much of the rest of the country, we are in good shape. We are not routinely threatened by forest fires, hurricanes, droughts, or floods. Our water quality is top grade, and our landscape supports abundant agriculture and lush forests. Pretty great, right?! Now, the smart thing is to not only acknowledge those strengths but also to put in place policies to ensure that we can sustainably maintain our environmental health in this rapidly changing world, while also making improvements where needed.

In this presentation, our Director of Conservation, Twan Leenders, will discuss the work that the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is doing to accomplish just that, including some preliminary findings of our organization's Comprehensive Regional Conservation Implementation Strategy - an analysis of the county's entire surface area that identifies regions in greatest need of protection, as well as those areas where economic development makes most sense.

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Jamestown and GreenUp Jamestown.

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