The Schuylkill Highlands Partnership brings together municipal leaders from local, county and state governments, executive directors of land trusts and nonprofit organizations, as well as local business representatives who work with us to protect the region's critical attributes and enable its economic future.
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For more than 100 years, Audubon has been connecting people with nature through the annual Christmas Bird Count, The Great Backyard Bird Count and Important Bird Area surveys, all of which provide scientists with critical bird population trend data and diversity records. Since 2001, 450 volunteers in Pennsylvania have received instruction in bird monitoring.
Berks County was founded in 1752 and named after the English county in which William Penn's family home lay - Berkshire, which is often abbreviated to Berks.
The Berks County Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) conservation organization that has been serving the Berks County community since 1974. Headquartered in the city’s historic Waterworks Building on 11th Street in Reading, The Berks County Conservancy strongly supports Berks County’s number one industry, agriculture – and – the protection of special natural areas.
Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682 and is the wealthiest county in Pennsylvania. Eastern Chester County is home to many communities that comprise the Main Line western suburbs of Philadelphia, while part of its southernmost portion is considered suburban Wilmington, Delaware, along with southwest Delaware County.
French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is a community-based organization that preserves and protects endangered land and natural resources in northern Chester County. The Trust works collaboratively with individual landowners, local, county and state government, and other conservation organizations to ensure the preservation of the French and Pickering Creeks watersheds, which contain some of the most scenic lands in Pennsylvania.
Green Valleys Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the quantity and quality of water resources in northern Chester County through advocacy and education.
Montgomery County was founded in 1784 and is the third largest county in Pennsylvania, the second wealthiest county in the Commonwealth and the 51st wealthiest in the United States. It is also one of the most diverse, historic, beautiful and economically-vibrant counties in America.
Montgomery County Lands Trust is a non-profit land conservancy working to preserve and connect the natural areas, farmland, and neighborhood green spaces which contribute to our quality of life, to a clean and abundant water supply and to the health of the region’s economy.
The National Park Service (NPS) is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties. The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience American heritage.
Natural Lands Trust, the region’s largest conservation organization, protects the forests, fields, wetlands, and streams that are essential to the sustainability and quality of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment.
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life.
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is a non-profit organization established to take a leadership role in protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary, where fresh water from the Delaware River mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to assuring increased access to health and wellness education and services. The Foundation’s purpose is to provide opportunities for the community to enthusiastically embrace a healthier lifestyle and offer the tools and motivation for people to improve their health and well-being every day.
The Schuylkill River National Heritage Area celebrates the rich culture and history of the Schuylkill River watershed as one of America's most significant cultural and industrial regions. The boundaries of the Heritage Area cover the Schuylkill River watershed in Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. This region is nationally significant for the role that its people, places, and events played in the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions.
The Brandywine Conservancy is a non-profit land and water conservation organization working to protect the natural resources in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The Conservancy assures present and future generations of open space, dependable water supplies, historical sites, and important works of American art, and also provides an understanding of the meaning and potential of these things, both separately and in relation to each other.
The William Penn Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that close the achievement gap for low-income children, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance opportunity, ensure sustainability, and enable effective solutions.