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The Dallas Township Comprehensive Plan Committee will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Misericordia University’s Insalaco Hall (Rooms 218-219) to present “Growing Greener: Conservation by Design.”

Municipal and county officials, developers, home builders and interested citizens will have the opportunity to learn how many communities across Pennsylvania are preserving their special open spaces, greenways and natural resources, while achieving their development objectives. In the Back Mountain, Lehman Township is a Growing Greener community.

The speaker will be Ann Hutchinson, AICP, Senior Director of Municipal Conservation Services at Natural Lands Trust, a regional land conservancy in Media, PA. She has assisted over 100 Pennsylvania municipalities with conservation-minded land use ordinances, plans and site plan reviews.

Hutchinson is a contributing author, with nationally-recognized planner Randall Arendt, to the statewide Growing Greener: Conservation by Design program.

Before joining the Trust in 1996, she was the Director of Planning and Community Development for Lower Merion Township, a suburb of Philadelphia. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York, Syracuse.

North Branch Land Trust will sponsor the event. Executive Director Paul Lumia will facilitate the presentation.

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