Representatives from Settlers Hospitality and Woodloch properties gathered at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, PA to celebrate ten years of success in the Green Lodging Partnership and nearly half a million dollars raised for local conservation.
Through the Green Lodging Partnership, guests at participating lodgings are invited to make a $2-per-stay donation to the protection of the working farms and forests, clean waters, and outdoor recreational opportunities that make the Upper Delaware River region such a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. The funds raised directly support the Conservancy’s land conservation efforts.
The Green Lodging Partnership launched in July 2012 with two participating pilot partners: Settlers Inn and Woodloch. Since then, the Partnership has grown to include twelve participating local businesses on both sides of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania in New York.
Together, the Green Lodging Partners have raised $467,760 in support of local conservation over the past ten years, all through voluntary $2-per-stay donations.
“We are inspired by the local businesses in the Green Lodging Partnership and their commitment to conservation, and proud of everything we have accomplished together,” stated Conservancy Executive Director Diane Rosencrance. “The Partnership is a wonderful example of how a strong local economy and the protection of our natural resources can work hand-in-hand.”
Current participating Green Lodging Partners include the 1924 Bungalow and 1925 Cottage, Apple Pond Farm, the Himalayan Institute, Hotel Anthracite, Ledges Hotel, The Lodge at Woodloch, Pepacton Cabins, Santosha on the Ridge, The Settlers Inn, Silver Birches, and Woodloch Resort. Prior Green Lodging Partners that contributed to the total amount raised include ECCE Bed and Breakfast, Harrington House, Hotel Fauchere, the James Manning House, the Roebling Inn on the Delaware, the Shawnee Inn, and Villa Roma.
The Conservancy sincerely thanks all participating local businesses in the Green Lodging Partnership for their continued efforts to protect the Upper Delaware River region.
More information about the Partnership and participating local businesses is available at www.delawarehighlands.org/greenlodging.
Photo, from left: Brad Kiesendahl and Tess Murray, Woodloch; Terri Marcellus, Settlers Hospitality; Brooke James, Woodloch; Diane Rosencrance, Delaware Highlands Conservancy Executive Director; Evan Dorste, Rose Janisheski, and Grant Genzlinger, Settlers Hospitality.