VOLUNTEER WORK DAY- SATURDAY , APRIL 27TH POSTPONED
DUE TO HUNTING SEASON. VOLUNTEERS SHOULD MEET AT 9 AM ON SUNDAY , APRIL 28TH . THANKS!
TO OUR WEBSITE !!
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.
HUNTING NOTICE!! MONOCACY
HILL RECREATION AREA IS OPEN FOR HUNTING!!! HUNTING SEASON FOR WILD TURKEYS BEGINS
SATURDAY , APRIL 27TH THRU MAY 31ST. PLEASE CHECK OUT HUNTING HOURS ON THE PA GAME COMMISSION WEBSITE
BELOW. THERE IS NO HUNTING ON SUNDAYS. PLEASE BE SAFE AND BE SEEN! WEAR BLAZE ORANGE WHILE WALKING
IN THE PARK.
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.
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
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!
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