Article on the Young Members Leadership Training at Harriman in September, which features our very own Sarah Richardsen! ... link
Registration open for the 2017 Fall Gathering, October 13-15 in New Hampshire ... link
Latest on PennEast project on main AMC web site ... link
AMC moves its headquarters
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has officially moved into its new organizational headquarters at 10 City Square in Boston’s historic Charlestown neighborhood, positioning the outdoor recreation and conservation nonprofit to better support its staff, cultivate expanded community connections, and achieve its long-term growth and mission objectives.
Last year, after almost a century at its Beacon Hill headquarters, AMC sold its Joy Street buildings and subsequently purchased the City Square property, which has been undergoing renovations in preparation for the move.
Phone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same, the new address is 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 .... more
Nature Conservancy adds Cove Mountain, first preserve in central PA along the Kittatinny Ridge.
At Cove Mountain, the Conservancy is managing the preserve to support native forest and wildlife, including migrating raptors and songbirds. The preserve is also open for public recreation via a series of restored former logging roads that have been transformed into two miles of hiking trails leading to scenic views of the Susquehanna River, surrounding ridges and the historic Rockville Bridge – a railroad bridge built in 1902 and the longest of its kind in the world. ... more
Jay Gross, new, active weekly hike series leader, volunteer of month
Jay Gross is the DV Chapter Volunteer of the Month. Since completing leadership training in April, 2017, Jay has been a very active leader. He leads weekly hikes in both the French Creek State Park area and on the Phoenixville Canal and Schuylkill River Trail. His salmonberry hunting hikes in the summer got a lot of positive attention from participants.
Some of the words happy hikers have used to describe Jay’s leadership are "friendly," "considerate" and "fun." His participant hikers include both established DV Chapter members and people new to hiking with AMC. Jay is a great example of how AMC leaders can provide activities that work for a diverse group of people.
The Chapter’s Volunteer of the Month program was initiated to recognize volunteers nominated by their peers. Chapter members can nominate volunteers by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination should contain the nominee’s name, reason for the recognition, and name of the nominator. Each nominee name is entered into a random drawing for the Volunteer of the Month recognition. The monthly winners are entered into an annual drawing at the Annual Dinner for a grand prize of a weekend stay at an AMC facility. Nominees must be an AMC member, not a member of the current Executive Committee, and may serve in any volunteer capacity that benefits the Chapter mission in the Delaware Valley area. See the past Volunteers of the Month.
ATVs, fire rings, good guys: Ridge Runner's final report of the season on the AT : ...link
September 1, Relatively little trash, but a few bulky objects. I encountered several day hikers, including two local guys I had met in DWG a couple weeks earlier who were cleaning up trash as they hiked.
There were remnants of a fire at the clearing N of Totts Gap which I was able to clear. This is an area that may need additional monitoring. This is within the boundary to DWG National Recreation and is used illegally for camping, fires, ATVs, and dirt bikes. I believe the park should consider locking the gate and putting up additional signage marking the park boundary and regulations. More ...link
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