The South Mountain landscape is a unique and special place worth conserving and celebrating. That is why we encourage you to join us for the 2020 Fall Partnership (Virtual) Meeting on September 18, 2020 from 9 to 11 am. Due to the continued health and safety risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting is going virtual. Registration is free, but spaces are limited, so register today!
9:00 Welcome and Updates
9:10 Virtual Discussion
While we cannot gather in person, this facilitated discussion will connect you to others who are doing similar work across the landscape and help our Program Subcommittee to better understand and serve our core audiences in the future.
9:45 Telling Your Story: Communications and Messaging
Learn best practices for engaging the public and leaders in support for conservation and preservation.
10:00 Securing Resources for your Organization During COVID-19
Funds at many levels of government are scarce and, as the Pennsylvania state budget is developed this fall, resources on which our conservation and preservation organizations depend are potentially at risk. PennFuture will present best practices for securing the resources needed to stay on track for reaching our region’s conservation and preservation goals. A brief summary of The Green Stimulus and Recovery guide will also be presented, a roadmap that leaders in all levels of government can use to implement a green stimulus recovery plan for Pennsylvania. Includes Q&A. Tentative: PALTA Executive Director Andrew Loza will be available for Q&A portion.
About the meeting: twice annually (Spring and Fall), the Partnership holds a Partnership-wide meeting in which all partners and interested parties are invited to come together and build relationships and collaborations. These meetings are a chance to:
o Connect or reconnect with the Partnership, learning more about the initiative and on-going projects
o Build and strengthen a network amongst organizations working throughout the region
o Spark conversation and collaboration across political and sectorial boundaries
o Help partners understand opportunities to engage in the on-going work of the Partnership
o Allow partners to help define the direction of the Partnership