Representing Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has been a long-standing leader on land conservation, especially in the Pennsylvania Highlands. To recognize his achievements in helping to protect land and water for the public's benefit, leaders of the conservation community including Mark Zakutansky, AMC's Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, presented the congressman with an award on September 21, 2011 during the Great Outdoors America Week. The Great Outdoors America Week featured over 200 citizens and organizations who converged on Washington D.C. to share the public's interest in conservation and recreation programs, reminding our elected officials about the sound investment that should be made through the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Highlands Conservation Act.
|Left to right: Congressman Fitzpatrick, Mark Zakutansky from the AMC, Paul Spitler - The Wilderness Society (TWS), Alan Rowesome - TWS, and Lindsey Levick with the LWCF Coalition.|
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