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July’s Conversation About OUR Community to focus on conservation

Top row: Kate Austin, Jenna Mitchell Beckett, Allyson Gibson. Bottom row: Samantha Veide, Fritz Schroeder. (Source: Provided | OUL)

Environmental conservation will be the topic of United Way of Lancaster County’s July “Conversation About OUR Community.”

The free Zoom forum will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, and will feature local conservation experts and advocates.

Fritz Schroeder, senior vice president of community impact, Lancaster Conservancy, will open with a presentation on the history of conservation in Lancaster County.

He will then join a panel discussion moderated by United Way of Lancaster County President and CEO Kevin Ressler. Other participating panelists:

  • Kate Austin: Green infrastructure asset coordinator, Lancaster city
  • Allyson Gibson: Director of strategic partnerships & programs, Lancaster Clean Water Partners
  • Jenna Mitchell Beckett: Pennsylvania director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
    Samantha Veide: director of organizational design & development, Forum for the Future.

To register, click here. To contact the organizers, email