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COVID-19 activities status as of June1

All AMC volunteer-led activities will be suspended through at least June 15. All staff-led activities and all AMC facilities will remain closed at least until July 1. Read more

August Camp 2020 has been canceled. The 2020 chapter picnic is canceled.

Blase Hartmanm avid backpacker, Volunteer of the Month

 

Blase Hartman, our volunteer of the month, is passionate backpacker and has over 400 miles on the Appalachian Trail to add to his accomplishments. Blase joined AMC in 2018 to meet like-minded individuals and explore the many opportunities AMC offers in outdoor experiences.

He enjoys the camaraderie, challenges, and continuous learning aspects of backpacking on club trips. He values the AMC mission and is always willing to contribute.

If you get the opportunity to head out on the trail with him you will soon discover he is a dedicated gearhead and very knowledgeable in lightweight equipment choices.

Blase has started down the path of becoming a backpack leader for our chapter and has completed Mountain Leadership School in June of 2019.

Blase also brought his enthusiasm to the Delaware Valley Fall Gathering leadership team where he volunteered to head our entertainment committee.

Congratulations Blase, we can’t wait to see what you do next!!

If you know someone who deserves to be named Volunteer of the Month, send an e-mail to recognition@amcdv.org.

Click here for a list of past Volunteers of the Month.

Delaware River named 2020 River of the Year by American Rivers

AMC-DV has been a member and financial supporter of American Rivers for 30 years. Read more plus watch the video below.

Upper Bucks Rail Trail will fill missing link

Construction underway on project to connect hundreds of miles of paths ... story.

More ATVs trails on state forest land?

New, more ATV trails may be on the agenda for Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Read the story here. To send a letter or email with your comments to DCNR on the new draft policy, click here.

Take the Kittatinny Ridge Recognition and Identification Survey

The Kittatinny Ridge (the Ridge) is Pennsylvania’s longest contiguous forested ridge. This long mountain range is familiar to many. It is the large forested expanse that one can view to the left when you travel north on Interstate 81 from the Maryland border and continue east on Interstate 78. It’s where many go to play, relax, enjoy nature, and get away from it all. Click here for more information and to take the survey.

Take Action:

Demand Full and Dedicated Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Now is our chance to finally secure permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The United States Senate is reviewing S.1081, a bi-partisan bill to permanently provide $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Write to your Senators today asking for their support of S.1081 by joining as a co-sponsor.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a visionary and bipartisan federal funding program for protecting our nation’s most special places. From Sterling Forest in the New York Highlands, to White Cap Mountain in Maine, to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has funded the protection of some of our most iconic landscapes and trails in the Northeast. Earlier this year, we celebrated the permanent re-authorization of the Land Water Conservation Fund, but without dedicated funding Congress’ work is not complete.

Write to your Senators in support of funding for LWCF.

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