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.
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.