Heritage Conservancy Teams Up With Bucks County Audubon Society to Present Watershed Symposium

March 25th, 2013

Event is free for the public by reservation only

Heritage Conservancy has announced its partnership with the Bucks County Audubon Society, a non-profit organization that works to promote the sustainability of human activities, in presenting “A History of Protecting the Future: The Story of the Honey Hollow Watershed” Symposium. A free-to-attend educational extravaganza for nature lovers, historians and scientists alike, this event being held on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the beautiful Bucks County Audubon Society Visitor Center in New Hope is expected to fill up quickly.

The Symposium, which aims to inspire a new generation to protect our natural resources, will explore the rich legacy of cooperative stewardship that began at Honey Hollow Watershed, the nation’s only National Historic Landmark dedicated to conservation, and how we can address existing and future threats to the health of our local and regional watersheds by working collaboratively. The day will feature a walking tour of the property led by lifetime resident, Malcolm Crooks, who will review Honey Hollow’s unique soil and watershed conservation practices. During several lively historical, agricultural and conservational themed workshops, presenters will discuss topics such as how gardeners and farmers can improve their soil to grow healthier plants and better food, how landowners can prevent streambank erosion and how homeowners can utilize their own backyards to reduce pollution.

This educational event will feature close to a dozen speakers, a few of whom include keynote speaker, Jean Cutler, Director of the Bureau of Historic Preservation for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission, Mark Goodson, State Agronomist of the USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Jeff Marshall, President of Heritage Conservancy.

“Unlike many historic sites, Honey Hollow is a living landmark,” describes Marshall of the special watershed. “It respects the past while looking forward to a future worth preserving.”

To attend this symposium and learn how to protect our soil and watersheds, please register at http://www.heritageconservancy.org/registration-for-honey-hollow. For any additional questions or to register by phone, please contact Joyce Austin at 215-345-7020 ext. 114.

SVP deadline is Friday, April 26th.  Event is rain or shine.

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