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October 25, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Challenger Learning Center at Montco Pottstown (the center is part of the Montgomery County Community College Pottstown  Campus and is located across the street from the main campus building). The event will also be available online via Zoom.

Challenger Learning Center at Montco Pottstown
140 College Drive

Pottstown, PA 19464
Rita McKelvey - 610-278-3753
Image of river lined with forests and reading, "Planning Smarter Montco 2022."
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Investing in Open Space: Montco’s Return on Environment Study

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

This free public event will highlight Montco's new study, "Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania." The study shows impressive numbers. The “return” on the county’s protected open space is in the millions each and every year! Join us in person or online via Zoom to learn how protected open space—public parks and trails, preserved farmland, and private conserved lands—provides tremendous economic value in terms of savings, earnings, and avoided costs. MCPC and the study consultant will review the data measuring impacts of protected open space on home and property values, economic activity, environmental services, and direct use benefits relating to health and recreation. Some of the study advisory committee members, who have played key roles in protecting Montco’s valuable open space, will share inspiring success stories. A VIP tour of the remarkable Challenger Learning Center will be offered after the event!

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