Stakeholders discuss forming River and Green Alliance
On Feb. 27, more than 40 local, regional and state stakeholders came together to discuss the formation of a Johnstown River and Green Alliance.
Organized by the River and Green Capture Team, the stakeholders talked about regional efforts as well as collaborative models appropriate for Johnstown.
“The group took part in a resource panel discussion with representatives from DCNR from Harrisburg, DCNR Gallitzin state and regional foresters, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, PSU Extension, PSU Master Gardeners and Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority,” said Greenspace team leader Linda Messer.
“Following a substantial question-and-answer session, the group explored alliance models and completed a visioning exercise. The group voted by overwhelming majority to formalize the alliance and to form a steering committee to structure the alliance.”