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The ‘Spirit of South Mountain’ Award

Each year we recognize an individual, project, or organization that has made significant contributions to advancing a positive and sustainable future for the South Mountain landscape. The Spirit of South Mountain award is to be presented at the annual “Power of the Partnership” year-end celebration in January.


Award nominations will be judged based on the degree to which they:

  • reflect the mission of South Mountain Partnership: “Conserving Landscape Resources to enrich the quality of life and sense of place of the South Mountain region’s citizens and communities
  • advance the goals of the South Mountain Partnership:
    • Conservation of Landscape Resources – conserving and stewarding the natural, cultural, recreational and agricultural resources that make the South Mountain landscape unique;
    • Promotion of Landscape Resources – elevating public awareness of the natural, cultural, recreational, and agricultural resources;
    • Connections Across the Landscape – creating a community of collaboration amongst a critical mass of public agencies, non-profit and community organizations, businesses, and citizens.



To Nominate – How to Apply

Nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, January 18th, 2019; award presentation will occur during the 8th annual “Power of the Partnership” Year-end Celebration on February 1st, 2019. To nominate a project, please click on the blue button, complete the form, and send it to Katie Hess at You can also reach her at 717-258-5771. 

Download Nomination Form