A Match Made on Earth
For residents and visitors to the Upper Delaware River region in New York and Pennsylvania, the marriage between a thriving tourism industry and our healthy natural resources is a strong and happy one. Likewise, for the nonprofit Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the participating hotels and inns in the Conservancy’s Green Lodging Partnership, it is an equally natural – and mutually beneficial — match.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the healthy lands, clean waters, eagles and eagle habitat, and quality of life in the Upper Delaware River region. The Green Lodging Partnership directly connects locally sustainable lodgings with this conservation mission.
Each of the lodgings in the Partnership is committed to local conservation and to acting sustainably, and are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. From implementing recycling programs and encouraging guests to reuse their towels to installing low-flow water fixtures and high-efficiency light bulbs, each is dedicated to doing their part to protect their own properties and pieces of land. But without protecting the natural assets that surround them, the future of these assets — and the sustainable economies they support — could be at risk. That’s where the Delaware Highlands Conservancy comes in.
“The lodgings in the Green Lodging Partnership are invested in the future of this unique region,” affirms Conservancy Executive Director Sue Currier. “The Partnership allows local businesses to promote their commitment to sustainability and local conservation to their guests, and the funds raised from the program directly support the Conservancy’s work to protect healthy lands and clean waters for residents and visitors alike.”
Participating lodgings in Pennsylvania include The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Woodloch Pines Resort, and The Lodge at Woodloch, all in Hawley; Hotel Fauchere in Milford; and the James Manning House B&B in Bethany. Lodgings in New York include Apple Pond Farm in Callicoon Center; ECCE Bed & Breakfast in Barryville, and The Sullivan in Rock Hill.