G3. Lehigh Valley Return on Environment Implementation

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

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This session will discuss key results from the Lehigh Valley Return on Environment study that
documented the economic value of open space plus discuss how the report has enhanced
open space conservation implementation in the Lehigh Valley. Implementation of the study
will be discussed from the perspectives of Wildlands Conservancy, which is actively working to
preserve and restore natural resource areas and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, which
is working to organize resources and efforts to achieve greater collective impact.


Abigail Pattishall

"Dr. Abigail Pattishall is the Vice President of Conservation at Wildlands Conservancy. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and earned a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology at Lehigh University. Abby’s research interests and expertise involve understanding the unique ecology of urban environments and how and why ... Read More

Marci Ronald

Marci Ronald currently serves as Executive Vice President at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and is responsible for helping to lead and manage the $12.5M United Way to improve lives and community conditions in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties. At United Way, Marci’s primary focus is ... Read More

Geoffrey Reese, PE

Mr. Reese has thirty-seven years experience in stormwater management engineering and planning, water supply and sewage facilities planning, ground water protection planning, Geographic Information System (GIS) development, hazard mitigation planning, stream quality impairment mitigation planning, climate change planning, housing planning, natural heritage inventory planning, natural resource protection planning, and park ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com