Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape 2022 Mini-Grant Awards

Borough of Kutztown

SHCL Grant: $3,982
Project Total: $7,975

Restoration of native trees and shrubs along Saucony Creek and Trail, after the loss of Ash Trees from Main Street Kutztown to Observation Deck overlooking Saucony Marsh in Berks County.

North Coventry Township Bickel Run Park Master Plan

SHCL Grant: $15,000
Project Total: $40,000

Bickel Run Park and Trail Park Master Plan for a North Coventry Township Park, Chester County. Create recommendations for best use of multi-parcel park property constituting 33.4 acres.

Perkiomen Boat Ramp

SHCL Grant: $10,000
Project Total: $30,000+

Construction and materials to create a boat ramp to access Perkiomen Creek, Montgomery County.

East Coventry Township

SHCL Grant: $1,900
Project Total: $3,800

Schoolhouse Trailhead Signage at Trailhead in East Coventry Township, Chester County.

Discovery Pathways

SHCL Grant: $7,000
Project Total: $35,861

Fifteen youth water stewards will learn about water quality, biodiversity, with equipment purchases for outdoor recreation for 4 trips to the Schuylkill Highlands along with a printed base guide for access to parks, a web-based resource to local waterways, and a resource to fishing licenses and maps.

Lundale Farm Regenerative Forestry Project

SHCL Grant: $7,500
Project Total: $15,000

Regeneration of 8-acres of yellow poplar forest will be created per the approved Lundale Forestry Management Plan in Chester County.

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club Pollinator Habitat

SHCL Grant: $2,500
Project Total: $5,003

Farmland 1.5-acres of farmland conversion was created to pollinator habitat. A walking trail will guide visitors thru the 2 acres at Rentschler Arboretum, Berks County.

Rodale Institute Benches and Signs

SHCL Grant: $4,700
Project Total: $9,851

The 383-acre public organic research and education campus will receive six benches, two sign enhancements with additional info added on soil health and latest research, and a new sign at the medicine garden at Rodale Institute, Berks County.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network NAACP Schuylkill River Paddle

SHCL Grant: $2,500
Project Total: $8,470

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Pottstown NAACP invited members of the community to join us for a free paddling event for adults and kids! The paddle on the Schuylkill River in Pottstown. explored the natural wonders of on the river and hear about the historic presence and significance that African Americans played in the early development of the Schuylkill River in this region.

Perk Up Sign

SHCL Grant: $5,440
Project Total: $10,880

Design, fabrication, and installation of two gateway signs were designed and placed on Route 663, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County to match the existing wayfinding system signage.

Berks Nature Wetland Boardwalk

SHCL Grant: $5,070
Project Total: $10,349

Upper Glen Trail at Neversink Mountain Preserve received a 4-16′ sections of boardwalk crossing over springs and wetlands areas for safety and access.