Nationally Renowned Expert Randall Arendt to Teach Conservation Design Workshop on March 24

Date Published: Feb 24, 2015

Boiling Springs, PA (February 24, 2015) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-PA), is pleased to present “Writing Growing Greener: Conservation By Design Codes,” a workshop geared toward planning professionals who write zoning and subdivision/land development codes. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 in the Education Building at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA.

Renowned conservation design experts Randall Arendt, FRTPI, ASLA (Hon.) and Ann Hutchinson, AICP, of Natural Lands Trust will lead the workshop. John Rogers of Keystone Conservation Trust and Becky Bradley, AICP, of Lehigh Valley Planning Commission will teach a segment on the economics of conservation. By attending the workshop, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members are eligible for 4.75 CM credits.

“Development pressures threaten woodlands and waterways throughout Pennsylvania, but there are tools available which can balance development with conservation to preserve connectivity,” said Appalachain Trail Conservancy Environmental Planner Alicia Riegel-Kanth. “During this workshop, proven experts will teach attendees how to write land use regulations that manage growth and conserve land, as well as understand best practices in designing a conservation subdivision.”

The registration fee is $25 per person, which includes lunch. There will be a hike on the Hawk Mountain grounds after lunch; please dress casually with footwear suitable for hiking, and bring a water bottle.  Register online at, or participants may download a workshop brochure from The brochure includes the registration form and instructions for submission and payment.

Event Overview:
Writing Growing Greener: Conservation By Design Codes
Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA
Cost: $25 per person

In addition to the ATC and APA-PA, other event partners include Natural Lands Trust, Audubon PA, Keystone Conservation Trust, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

For more information about the workshop, contact Riegel-Kanth at 717.258.5771.

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                                    
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0481
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

About the American Planning Association—Pennsylvania Chapter
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning through education, empowerment, partnership, and public policy.  For more information, please visit

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  1. Jay P. Waters | Mar 24, 2015
    Great information for the visitor.

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