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Karen Rossino, bike leader, data coordinator, Volunteers of the Month


 Our Volunteer of the Month, Karen Rossino, completed Outdoor Leadership Training this past April and has jumped right into the leadership role.

Since then she has been a very active bike leader, offering numerous trips, and even finding a way to accommodate different abilities on the same trip by offering an early bail out option on the ride for those wanting to do less miles. Karen is in the process of becoming a hike leader as well. She is always willing to help at chapter events.

Karen recently volunteered to take on a shared position as one of our very busy data coordinators, entering all the activity data that helps the chapter calculate member activity miles. Karen brings a big smile and warm personality to everything she does with AMC.

Our Volunteer of the Month program was initiated to recognize volunteers nominated by their peers. Chapter members can nominate volunteers by e-mail to 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 elected 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.

Registration now open for Fall Gathering on Cape Cod, October 18-20

Discover where the locals hike, bike, and paddle on Cape Cod—join us a weekend of outdoor fun at Camp Burgess, which boasts nearly 300 acres of forests, meadows, trails, and freshwater ponds, and offers activities like zip lining, a climbing wall, volleyball, and more!

The fall is a great time to visit the Cape—the leaves start to change, the air turns crisp, and the summer crowds disappear. At this event, you’ll be able to explore the best “the Cape” has to offer—we’re planning a wide variety of hikes, bike rides, and paddles (weather permitting).

The weekend will also include live music, yoga, and campfires. One-night, two-night, or single-day options are available.

Registration and more information.

DV chapter will be hosting Fall gathering 2020 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center.

More information to come. Also watch for an article and photos on the Fall issue of Footnotes.

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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