Berks Nature and KTA Receive Mini-Grants

Congratulations to Berks Nature and the Keystone Trails Association for receiving Kittatinny Coalition Mini-Grants!

BERKS NATURE

Berks Nature, located in Reading, will conduct Community Outreach and Capacity-Building along the Kittatinny Ridge in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. The project will carry out three strategies to deepen engagement with communities along the Kittatinny Corridor in Berks, Schuylkill Counties:

1) Outreach to educational institutions, institutional landowners, and outdoor recreation groups with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s community science project: “Crowdsourcing Flower Phenology Along the Appalachian Trail”,

2) Implement programs in partnership with place-based groups, and

3) Promote the Kittatinny Ridge at local fairs.

For more information contact Sarah Chudnovsky, Land Protection Specialist, Berks Nature:  Sarah.Chudnovsky@berksnature.org.

Mayapple. Credit: Sarah Chudnovsky, Berks Nature

KEYSTONE TRAILS ASSOCATION

The Keystone Trails Association, located in Mechanicsburg, will produce the 13th edition of the Appalachian Trail Guide – Pennsylvania, an essential reference for trail users and visitors. The coveted trail guide includes information about partners, trail history, leave no trace, trip planning, cultural and natural features, and section by section trail details with mileage. The new guide will incorporate messaging and narrative about the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape and promote its stewardship.

For more information contact Brook Lenker, Executive Director, Keystone Trails Association:  ktahike@kta-hike.org.

Devils Race Course, Lebanon County. Credit: Brook Lenker

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