The Merrill Linn Conservancy, which works to preserve the land and waterways of Union County and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, is offering Northwest Earth Institute’s seven-week Discovering A Sense of Place discussion course beginning this month. Sarajane Snyder, who has been working with NWEI to organize this course offering via the Conservancy, says, “My sincere hope is that this course will become an annual spring offering of our conservancy and really help create a network and community of folks who think and talk and act around these issues.” Last week The Daily Item covered the story.
The Merrill Linn Conservancy is offering a seven-week reading and discussion group that will focus on becoming more attentive residents of our home landscape and ecosystem and the value that has to our communities in Union, Snyder and Northumberland counties. “Our goal with Discovering a Sense of Place is to create a space where folks who feel connected to our woods and fields and waterways will meet up and share conversation about how to understand and care for this beautiful place,” says Sarajane Snyder, Chair of the Conservancy’s Education Committee.
The course is centered around an anthology of short essays collected into chapters for each week that have a theme such as “mapping your place” or “building local community.” “We hope to attract local residents with a diversity of experience and history with the land so that we can have great conversations,” she said.
For the full article, click here. If you live in Pennsylvania and would like to join, prticipants must register no later than Feb. 12 by calling (570) 524-8666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.