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The Environmental Movement in Harford County
June 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
In 1972, Bob Chance founded the Susquehannock Environmental Center, a recycling facility that operated for more than 30 years. The Center was the nation’s oldest continually operating recycling center, surviving fire, unfavorable political climates and more, before closing in 2004. Chance served as a beloved teacher at Bel Air High School and C. Milton Wright High School, chairman of the Environmental Task Force of Harford County, Executive Director and trails manager for the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, performer as Ranger Bob on the Romper Room Television program, site manager of the Otter Point estuary and much more.
On Tuesday, June 14th at 12:30 pm, Chance will share his experiences and provide a look back at Harford County’s evolution in environmental education, reclamation initiatives, political strategy and the accomplishments leading to today’s successful conservation efforts along with the perils we now face. The in-person program will be held at the Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Rd., Abingdon, MD 21009.
This is a rare opportunity to see first-hand the beauty of the nature center, learn more about environmental issues that impact our everyday lives from a person who has dedicated his life to this cause and for Bob Chance’s many students, readers and friends to gather and rekindle some very special friendships. The presentation is free and open to the public. Please join us for a truly exceptional experience.