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October 25


Pennsylvania’s governmental immunity statutes (Tort Claims and Sovereign Immunity Acts) protect municipalities from liability claims of willful misconduct. However, liability insurance is not as clear-cut when municipalities and other organizations hold special events on privately-owned land. Join us for a panel discussion as Bill Hardam, Hiking Chair, Wilmington Trail Club, presents a case study of liability issues that emerged prior to the traditional Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike in 2018. Bill Burke, attorney with Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, will discuss Pennsylvania’s Recreational Use of Land and Water Act (RULWA) and statutory protection for landowners who open their land to the public for recreation.  Michael Ricca, Vice President of Marketing at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, will offer insight into what provisions should be included in the event organizer’s insurance policy to adequately address landowner concerns.

Held at the Downingtown Country Club at 85 Country Club Dr, Downingtown, PA 19335

6 p.m. Buffet Dinner, $15 cash or check due at the door (cash bar)
7 p.m. Greenway Partner Updates
7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Recreation, Liability, and the Recreational Use of Land and Water Act

Please RSVP by October 19th, 2018 to Sheila Fleming at

October 29

The Dollars & Sense of Protecting Community Character in the Brandywine Valley

A special presentation by Ed McMahon, a leading national expert on creating and sustaining livable and prosperous communities. Mr. McMahon is a noted author, attorney, and lecturer with expertise in economic development, tourism marketing, and historic preservation and has worked with communities across the country and world. 

Register for this free event by October 19th:
Held at The Pilot School, Wilmington, DE

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