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State conservation chief to talk climate change at Saint Vincent College

Joe Napsha
| Friday, April 13, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Cindy Adams Dunn
Cindy Adams Dunn

The secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will discuss the agency's efforts to prepare for and mitigate the risks associated with potential climate impacts to Pennsylvania during an appearance at Saint Vincent College.

Cindy Adams Dunn will offer her views at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. The talk comes at a time when Pennsylvania is experiencing higher temperatures, increased precipitation, higher numbers of large storm events, decreased snow cover and changing distributions of some plants and animals, she said.

DCNR is working with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science through a rigorous process to determine and prioritize the department's greatest climate change vulnerabilities and identify strategies to address them.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The talk is being given in conjunction with a day-long Conversation on Climate and Conservation with DCNR.

The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Unity campus. A bluebird box building community service project will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve near the campus.

Four Saint Vincent College environmental science students will make presentations at 1:30 p.m. in the Luparello Lecture Hall.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-5252 or jnapsha@tribweb.com.

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