VOLUNTEER WORK DAY- SATURDAY , APRIL 27TH POSTPONED
DUE TO HUNTING SEASON. VOLUNTEERS SHOULD MEET AT 9 AM ON SUNDAY , APRIL 28TH . THANKS!
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ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.
PENNSYLVANIA HUNTING INFORMATION
There are various seasons
during Fall and Winter for different types of game. Hunting will start this Fall with archery season on Saturday, September
21st. For a full list of hunting rules and regulations, please check out the PA Game Commission website.
Monocacy Hill is open for all hunting seasons but is no longer open to rifle hunting. Amity Township also
closes the part to non-hunters during the busiest weeks of deer season; this year that will be Dec. 2nd through Dec. 14th
(except Sun., Dec. 8th). For your safety, all park users are advised to wear flourescent orange during hunting season.
Hunting rules are posted at all entrances to the park. Please read and follow signs -- AND BE SAFE!
Spring Wildflowers welcome Spring at the Hill
WE NOW HAVE OUR OWN LINE OF APPAREL AND GIFTS. VISIT US AT "SHOP THE HILL
NEWS ITEMS We recently completed our
first major herbicide project with funding from the Schuylkill Highlands- Conservation Landscape Initiative. The
grant was awarded to Amity Township in 2010 to treat over 30 acres of invasive Japanese honeysuckle at Monocacy
Hill. MHCA partnered on the project with matching funds and over 425 volunteer hours. For more information
on this project visit the following page.
WE'RE ENJOYING A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISING EFFORT THROUGH REDNER'S WAREHOUSE MARKETS "SAVE-A-TAPE"PROGRAM. OUR ORGANIZATION WILL RECEIVE 1% OT THE TOTAL OF ALL ACCEPTABLE REGISTER TAPES SUBMITTED. PLEASE CLICK
HERE TO LEARN THE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM AND WHAT TAPES ARE ACCEPTABLE. THEN, IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT MHCA'S MISSION WITH
LITTLE OR NO EFFORT AND NO ADDITIONAL OUT-OF POCKET EXPENSE, STUFF A STASH OF ACCEPTABLE REDNER'S REGISTER TAPES
IN OUR GREEN BOX LOCATED AT THE PARK ENTRANCE (SHOWN ABOVE) OR SEND THEM IN AN ENVELOPE TO:
MHCA P.O. BOX 3 DOUGLASSVILLE, PA 19518
Trout Lilies blooming now!
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area is a 428 acre forest located
in Amity Township , Douglassville, PA. This recreation area was purchased by Amity Township in 1967 for
open space and recreation purposes. It features over 5 miles of forest trails and is open year round from
dawn to dusk for a variety of activities. Park rules and trail maps are available at the park entrance on Geiger Road.
Click on the picture, below, to view a short video montage of Monocacy Hill by Daniel Marmontello -- and don't forget
to view in "full screen"!
MONOCACY HILL - Video by Daniel Marmontello
Click on the Photo for a Video Highlighting Monocacy Hill
Monocacy Hill is a valuable
natural resource in this area, providing habitat for wild animals and plants, watershed protection and various kinds
of outdoor recreation for the people of this region. With development increasing all around us, Monocacy Hill is one of the
few natural open spaces remaining in the area. MHCA assists Amity Township year round in maintaining the trails and
facilities. The work that we do allows area residents to enjoy this beautiful recreation area.
Snap Fitness, a locally-owned fitness facility located at 180 Old Swede Road
(just across from Redner’s Wholesale Market) in Douglassville, is pleased to announce its support of the goals and objectives
of the Monacacy Hill Conservation Association (MHCA). Click on their logo, above to learn more.
GETTING EVEN WITH THE
OK, any of
you who have ever done work on the Hill are familiar with the dastardly Garlic Mustard. Near countless hours year after year
have been spent trying to eradicate this herbacious pest, only to have it reappear bigger and bolder than ever the next year!
Well guess what we've found. Thanks to the Gloria Day of Pretty Dirty Ladies, Inc., we've learned of at least one
recipe that uses this problem plant as the main ingredient! And from all accounts so far, it's really tasty! Click here to learn more...and then email us and tell us how you like it!
BARK IN THE PARK
This is a new dog walking program that Monocacy Hill is doing in cooperation
with other Berks County parks!
Walks occurr on the first
Sunday of each month - 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon:
Come explore a variety of parks in Berks County with your furry
best friend and discover our rich natural resources. Learn the trails and experience nature up close. Natural
and seasonal points of interest will be included in the hikes. One dog per adult hiker. Dogs must be on a leash.
Medium difficulty - approx. 2 miles per walk. Locations vary by date:
2013 - Monocacy Hill Recreation Area Oct. 6, 2013 - Nolde Forest Nov. 3, 2013 - Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Twp. Dec. 1, 2013 - Nolde Forest Jan. 5, 2014 - Monocacy Hill Recreation Area
Monocacy Hill Recreation Area (across from 43 Geiger Road), Douglassville PA 19518 Park in the parking lot
or along the road. Call Nolde Forest EE Center to register – 610 796 3699
Township, Jim Dietrich Park 4899 Stout’s Ferry Bridge Rd. Reading PA 19605 Meet: small pavilion near
red barn - 610 929-1503
Nolde Forest EE Center 2910 New Holland Rd. Reading PA
19607 Meet: McConnell Hall - 610 796-3699
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