New report detailing Massachusetts’ return on investment in parks and open space conservation

WHAT: Join us to hear the results of a ground-breaking study prepared by the Trust for Public Land that details and quantifies the connection of land conservation to the Massachusetts economy and jobs, including: natural goods and services, recreation, fishing, hunting, farming, timber, tourism and more. Speakers will include statewide leaders from business, environmental agencies, municipalities and land conservation organizations, including:

* Representative Anne Gobi, Chairwoman, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
* Secretary Rick Sullivan, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
* Will Manzer, Board Member, Outdoor Industry Association
* Bob Perschel, Executive Director, New England Forestry Foundation

WHEN: 10 -11 am, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

WHERE: Grand Staircase, State House, Boston

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