NPC’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting Recap

Who could have predicted the NPC office would lose power two hours before the annual membership meeting? We certainly didn’t!

But in typical NPC fashion, our membership rallied. They demonstrated their sense of humor and flexibility, smiling through their slightly melted ice cream sundaes (a special thanks to Painterland Sisters for providing their yogurt for the event!).

Then we all cheered when the power returned around 3pm!

All things considered, it was a beautiful day, catching up with dear friends and companions supporting conservation of the lands and waters that we all love here in Northcentral PA.

On the business side of things, The NPC Membership voted to re-elect Mary Blondy, Terry Johnson, and Julie Weaver for a second term on the Board of Directors, and elect Dr. Mohammed Khalequzzaman for his first full term on the Board of Directors.

NPC Executive Director, Reneé Carey, provided the membership with a recap of their accomplishments over the past year. These included helping to acquire and incorporate two parcels of land into SGL 134, increasing the number of conservation easements held by NPC to 53, and their success improving the health of our local streams.

Looking to the future, Carey shared updates on four conservation easements and two acquisition projects in the works, progress on the Tioga River restoration and other stream projects, and highlighted NPC’s upcoming Forest Bathing workshop at Worlds End State Park.

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us yesterday, and to EVERY single NPC member for your ongoing support!

Learn more about the board members elected at NPC’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting:

Mary Baumunk Blondy

Mary retired from the world of finance and now spends her days working with the Loyalsock Foundation. She’s spearheading an effort to develop a community wellness center in Laporte. With her children living in North Carolina and Colorado Mary spends time enjoying all the outdoor recreation those two places offer as well as Pennsylvania. 

Terry Johnson

Terry JohnsonTerry is a Certified Public Accountant with a local firm. She’s transitioned from working full-time on audits and corporate taxes to working part-time. She and her husband spend their weekends hiking and kayaking throughout the region. 

Julie Weaver

Julie worked as a geologist for many years before returning to Pennsylvania and working as a science teacher. Over the years she taught at a variety of grade levels before retiring from the Southern Tioga School District. Julie still works as a curriculum consultant and assists the local Intermediate Unit in that area.  

Dr. Mohammed Khalequzzaman (or Dr. K)

Dr. K is a geology professor at Lock Haven University, now Commonwealth University – Lock Haven Campus. He’s taught and researched in the areas of water resources management, water quality, sustainable development, and GIS. Over the years he’s worked with volunteers to study Abandoned Mine Drainage, explored sources of sediment in streams, and kayaked the West Branch Susquehanna to map underwater hazards. Additionally Dr. K is the Global Coordinator for the Bangladesh Environment Network.

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