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October 21, 2016
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Local orgs receive grants to preserve region’s assets

Carol Hussa of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council presents a check to Green Lodging Partners and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC). From left are Keith Williams of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Center, Rory O’Fee and Brooke James from Woodloch Pines, Carol Hussa, Grant and Jeanne Genzlinger of the Settlers Inn and Sue Currier of the DHC.

Jeanne Genzlinger, managing partner for the Settlers Inn in Hawley, expressed her enthusiasm. “We are excited about connecting our guests directly with protecting all the natural resources they come here to enjoy,” she said. “Our guests appreciate the opportunity to contribute to something as important as caring for what they love in this region.”

The GLPP was formed in association with the Shop Local Save Land (SLSL) initiative, which makes the connection between supporting locally sustainable businesses and the long-term protection of farm and forest lands, lakes, streams and rivers, scenic vistas and the region’s natural heritage.

“How we treat the environment matters to everyone,” said Brooke James, special events director for Woodloch Pines Resort and member of the Kiesendahl family, the resort’s founders and owners. “We strive to do everything we can to protect the beautiful lands and clean waters people visit this special region to enjoy. We’re happy to offer our guests the opportunity to partner with us and the DHC.”

Current participants include the Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, and Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley; Hotel Fauchere in Milford; Ecce Bed and Breakfast in Barryville, NY; and Apple Pond Farm in Callicoon Center, NY. Additional participants are encouraged.

Other local grant recipients included the Pike County Office of Community Planning, the Wayne County Historical Society and the Western Wayne school district.

For information about the PFW CLI, contact Hussa at 570/718-6507 or visit For information about the GLPP, write or call the DHC at 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.