At Risk!

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Throughout the state, valued natural and man made resources are at substantial risk as society struggles to find the proper balance between perceived human needs and responsible environmental stewardship. Very often, it is small groups of people dedicated to protecting their tiny part of the world that are the only thing that stands up against, and in the way of, powerful corporate and governmental interests intent on changing the landscape of their communities forever. In many cases, the stakes are extraordinarily high and both our history and our future are at risk.

While some may ridicule these preservationists as merely being NIMBYs (not in my back yard), to us, in most cases, they are heroes protecting a multitude of Pennsylvania’s treasures and they need all the help that they can get. After all, if you are not willing to try to protect your own backyard, who do you think is going to do it for you?

To that end, this section is designed to be a portal to information on the groups doing important work to protect our resources and the individual threats that they are working to eliminate. Clicking on the links below will take you to websites where you can get more information on the listed topic.

If you are involved in efforts to preserve one of Pennsylvania’s natural or manmade treasures and would like to be listed, please e-mail us at admin@treasuresofpa.com and include a brief description of the situation, the link to your information, and a photograph that visually represents what you are trying to save.

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This section is dedicated to the real Lorax, Robert Sugarman. He used his exceptional legal skills and brilliant mind to defend the land and protect the people. We all thought Loraxes were immortal but we sadly found that they are not. Bob passed away in 2008.


Click on the links below for resources at risk in the various regions of the state:

Southeast

The Brandywine Creek – Chester County

Northeast (under development)

Central (under development)

Northwest (under development)

Southwest (under development)

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