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North Branch Land Trust has been one of Earth Conservancy’s strongest partners over the years, most recently helping us to transfer over 4,000 acres into Pennsylvania’s state forest system, as well as adding in a critical section of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Trail. We were honored last night to join NBLT at its Annual Dinner & Auctions and receive its 2018 Community Stewardship award. Our thanks to NBLT and to all those who came out and supported the event. We look forward to many future collaborations with NBLT to preserve green and recreational spaces in the region, for now and for future generations.  Photos, left to right:  1.) NBLT’s Executive Director, Paul Lumia, awards EC staff the 2018 Community Stewardship Award, including Mike Dziak, EC’s President/CEO; Karen Warho, EC’s Administrative Specialist; Dr. Elizabeth Hughes, EC’s Director of Communications; Rick Ruggiero, Sr., EC’s Property Documentation Specialist & Survey Coordinator; and Geoff Shaw, EC’s Executive Administrator.  2.) EC staff views award, presented with artwork done by students from Wyoming Seminary Lower School. 3.) Laura Rinehimer and Shawnese Taylor, graduates of EC’s Environmental Workforce Training Program, volunteer at the auction. 4.) Warho and Ruggiero enjoying the opening reception.