Monocacy Hill is lush and green right now with all the new spring growth. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful
season and you had a chance to visit the park! For us springtime is also work time and we could use some help to keep
the trails looking good!
The last week of May or beginning of
June, we will start trailtrimming. Anyone who can operate a Weed-Whacker can help with
this. We can provide the equipment and any supplies you would need. We can set up a day and time (weekday
or weekend) and assign you a trail section to do. You can work alone or we can arrange for another volunteer to join you.
Please contact me if you would be able to spare some time to help -
and the MHCA team.
[If you are not already registered as an MHCA volunteer and would like to be, go to
our Volunteer Opportunities page and sign up.]
SPOTTED LANTERNFLY HAS BECOME A SERIOUS CONCERN IN THIS REGION OF
PENNSYLVANIA . THE PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE USDA ARE WORKING THROUGHOUT THE REGION TO STEM THE SPREAD OF THIS
INVASIVE INSECT. MHCA IS WORKING WITH THESE AGENCIES ON A NEW PROJECT FUNDED BY SCHUYLKILL HIGHLANDS.
WE HAVE ADDED A NEW PAGE TO THE WEBSITE WITH MORE
DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS PROJECT AND THE THREAT OF SPOTTED LANTERNFLY.
OUT WHAT TO WATCH FOR ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
Thanks to all of you who have saved your Redners tapes for us. The funds from
this program have paid for several park improvements such as new picnic tables and the new kiosk.
REDNER'S SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM
REDNERS NOW HAS NEW REWARDS CARDS, BUT THEY ARE STILL USED FOR THE SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM.
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
We have registered as a charity
organization with Amazon Smile!!
By clicking on the logo(s),
above, you will be taken to a login screen where you can enter your sign-in for Amazon.com.
Shopping with Amazon Smile is the same as shopping with Amazon.com, but when you sign in
through our link, we receive a small donation from Amazon for every purchase you make on Amazon. It's
just another way you can help us to fund the work we do to maintain the Monocacy Hill Park.
WELCOME TO OUR
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.
Recently location markers were installed along the trails at Monocacy Hill. They are located approximately every half
mile and will be used by emergency responders to locate anyone who might need assistance while hiking.
Each location marker is tied to GPS coordinates to pinpoint an exact location. Please be aware of these markers
as you hike on the trails. If you are injured or lost, call 911 and give them the number of the nearest
location marker. Be safe and remember to be out of the park before dark.
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 about 6 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
For those interested in the many varieties of wildflowers found on Monocacy Hill, we've
included posters of spring and summer wildflowers on our website. It is our hope that you can use this information to
further enhance your enjoyment of your walk through our little natural wonder right here in the heart of Berks County.
Click on either page below to see an enlarged view.
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