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Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations as of March 31

AMC activities will be suspended from March 17 through April 30.  Read more

Outdoor Leadership Training

The leader dinner

Lehigh Valley Group March 18 meeting

All backpacks for the next 30 days as of 3-13

All paddling events until further notice

Check the Activities Calendar for the latest status of events before going.

 

Joe Nanfara, Volunteer of the Month, has served AMC in many different ways

Joe was the Delaware Valley chapter Treasurer for four years prior to leaving that post in 2019, and is now volunteering as the Fall Gathering 2020 treasurer.

Joe has developed and currently leads a weekly hike at Valley Forge that is meant specifically to reach out and engage those new to AMC. He also has been a frequent co-leader on weekly French Creek hikes.

Most importantly, Joe is always a patient and kind person for those working on improving their hiking and endurance skills and has helped many people believe in their own ability to achieve their goals.

Joe loves to eat ice cream and cannoli and loves to share his passion for his Sicilian heritage with his AMC family.

When asked about joining the Executive Committee in the role of treasurer, he said, "AMC has been so important in my life, I would be happy to do something to help pay it back."

Joe is simply a great guy to spend time with and enjoy the outdoors. Always willing to help and give time to our chapter community.

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.

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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