April 3, 2008

Cindy Dunn, DCNR, On the Importance of Partnerships. Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary for Conservation with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, talks about the opportunities and challenges captured in the conference agenda and how
DCNR works with lots of partners to develop and implement the Lehigh River Conservation Plan, trails projects and other initiatives at the Lehigh Valley Watershed & Shad Symposium.
She also noted how strongly the region is identified with its rivers and how the commitment of Lehigh and Northampton counties to planning gives the area the hope of a strong future.
Other speakers at the Symposium:
Chris Kocher, Wildlands Conservancy, Opening Remarks
Doug Austen Update on Conservation in PA
Don Cunningham on Lehigh County Green Initiatives
John Stoffa on Northampton County Green Initiatives
Cong. Charles Dent on Recent Federal Initiatives