-Spring/Fall Partnership Meetings

Spring 2019 Partnership-Wide Meeting

9:30 AM to Noon, Friday, May 3, 2019

Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

Biglerville, Adams County

+ Optional lunch following the meeting



*Registration is required by April 22nd*


Highlights include:

  • County Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) – what are they and what to expect over the next six years
  • How might the PA 10 Million Trees Partnership create opportunities for conservation organizations, municipalities, and counties to partner on meeting WIP and MS4 requirements? Lunch with the program coordinator to learn even more
  • The “Wild East” Initiative as an opportunity for geotourism development in coordination with South Mountain communities, economic development strategies, conservation, and preservation
  • Share announcements, updates and introductions
  • Optional catered lunch with paid registration following the presentations




Details from 2018 Fall Meeting

On September 27, more than 60 attendees from across the South Mountain region gathered at Kings Gap State Park to learn about:

  • A Climate Change Pilot Program in the South Mountain landscape being completed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and others
  • Lessons-learned and next steps for South Mountain Partnership since recently completing the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
  • The new park manager at Caledonia State Park
  • And news and upcoming events from our various partners

About the meeting: Twice annually (Spring and Fall), the Partnership holds a Partnership-wide meeting in which all partners and interested parties are invited to come together and build relationships and collaborations. These meetings are a chance to:

  • Connect or reconnect with the Partnership, learning more about the initiative and on-going projects;
  • Build and strengthen a network amongst organizations working throughout the region;
  • Spark conversation and collaboration across political and sectorial boundaries;
  • Help partners understand opportunities to engage in the on-going work of the Partnership;
    and allow partners to help define the direction of the Partnership.


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