There is no consensus in Harrisburg on how to pay for the 2017-2018 budget and, now, transfers from special funds are seriously being considered. This means that the Keystone Fund, Growing Greener Environmental Stewardship Fund and Farmland Preservation are all in jeopardy of being raided
. This is a worst-case scenario, one we must fight against.
The budget cannot be balanced on the back of the environmental.
What we need you to do:Call (Harrisburg offices) and email your State Rep, Senator and the Governor, right now, and urge them to not support transfers from the Keystone Fund, Growing Greener or Farmland Preservation to balance the budget.Get on social media
(Facebook & Twitter) and spread the message that these funds must be protected. Tag your legislators – let them know you are watching what happens.
(#SavePA, #PABudget) Reach out to your donors who many have relationships with members of the General Assembly and Administration, ask them to make calls as well
.Send an action alert to the membership lists of your organizations. Get them involved
The fact is, our leaders in Harrisburg must do more to protect the environmental, not less.
Update: Pennsylvania At Risk
The latest news on the Mifflin House. Click here for the YDR article on the ZBA meeting.
The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office in Harrisburg has accepted the conclusions of extensive research establishing that the endangered 215-year-old Mifflin House in Hellam Township, York County, was a site where some of the nation’s earliest anti-slavery efforts took place that helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement that by the late 1830s became known as the Underground Railroad.
The site’s history was documented in a 65-page research report submitted by Preservation Pennsylvania, the only statewide, private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant properties.
On May 26, staff at the State Historic Preservation Office determined that the property is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places based on the property’s use as a safe house where formerly enslaved people of African descent were given shelter and support in the free state of Pennsylvania as part of the Underground Railroad Movement, from about 1815 well into the 1850s.
2017 Pennsylvania At Risk list
Preservation Pennsylvania announced the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk
list in early February. Please visit our At Risk program page
for all the details and updates, including information about how you can get involved.
Members received a copy of the Pennsylvania At Risk publication in the mail, with more details on each of this year's sites, plus ideas on how you can get involved. A digital download is available on the At Risk program page.
Want to help change the outcome for the 2017 Pennsylvania at Risk places? Please Share the Love and give what you can to contribute to a new future for these special sites.
Thank you for making a community connection
Many thanks to everyone who made the time to come out to the Community Connections Open House sessions across the state. Your insights and opinions will help shape the next Statewide Historic Preservation Plan that will create a vision for historic preservation in Pennsylvania for the next five years and guide decision-making, policy, and planning at the local, state, and regional level. The PA State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) will release the plan in 2018.
What About the Windows? Help Save Them!
Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce publication of "Considering the Repair, Retrofit, and Replacement of Historic Windows." Useful for HARBS and CLGs, the guide also provides useful information for individual preservationists to advocate for saving historic windows rather than replacing them.
Help spread the word and be an advocate for original windows!
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office via the Certified Local Government program, and is made possible by cooperation of the Boroughs and HARBs of Gettysburg, Bellefonte and Mercersburg.
(Know of a great window restoration/refit expert? Send us the info at email@example.com -- thanks!)
Preservation to wear -- On sale now!
Announcing our brand-new preservation t-shirts and merchandise. Support preservation in style and shop our online preservation store.
Please note that all items are made to order and there is a delay of up to a month between placing your order and receiving your order. (That means you need to plan ahead if you're buying a gift for that special preservationist in your life!)
How to Protect and Preserve the Historic Places That Matter to You
This four-part document is intended to provide you with the information and tools that you may need to make informed decisions about your historic preservation project.