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North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) will celebrate its 20th anniversary of conserving important natural resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania at its annual dinner and auctions on Wednesday, May 8 at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre.

The 20th anniversary dinner chairs are Cornelia C. Romanowski, Frank E.P. Conyngham and William H. Conyngham.

Dinner committee members are Jane Clements, Liz Clements-Katyl, Virgina Davis, Kathy Dunsmuir, Jim Gorman, Ramah Hackett, Terri Kosakowski, Paul Lumia, Leigh Pawling, Rachel Pugh-Domiano, Jason Reilly, Barb Romanansky, Jim Shoemaker, Julie McCarthy Strzeletz, Linda Thoma, Mike Weaver and Gary Williams.

Since its inception in 1993, NBLT has conserved over 12,200 acres of important natural land for watershed protection, local agriculture, outdoor recreation, habitat for threatened and endangered species and scenic beauty. Of the 12,200 acres protected, NBLT owns 1,250 acres that are open to the public for passive recreation activities.

North Branch Land Trust is a private non-profit that relies on public support such as membership dues, donations, grants and fundraising events to carry out its conservation mission. The trust’s annual dinner is its major fundraiser of the year.

This year NBLT will honor the community of Bear Creek Village with the its Community Stewardship Award for conservation efforts that led to the protection of 139 acres in that community.

To make reservations and support land conservation in your community or to learn about NBLT committee and volunteer opportunities, contact North Branch Land Trust at 696-5545 or by email at romanansky@nblt.org.

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