Monocacy Hill Conservation Association

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Native Dogwood- Cornus florida

SPRING RETURNS TO THE HILL!

Don't miss photos of our spring wildflowers in our Seasonal Photo Gallery.

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Spring Beauty- Claytonia virginica

 An early spring is giving us the opportunity to get a head start on park improvements and removal of invasive plants.   We have several projects planned in the near future, including new picnic tables, and new stone and wood chips for the picnic area. We could use some volunteer help. If you have any time to volunteer,  either on weekends or weekdays,  please get in touch with us at info@monocacyhill.org.

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MONARCH BUTTERFLY- Danaus plexippus

 CHECK  OUT THE LATEST NEWS ON OUR POLLINATOR PROJECT !!  WE HAVE APPLIED TO REGISTER OUR POLLINATOR FIELD AS A MONARCH WAYSTATION!

POLLINATOR PROJECT



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REDNER'S SAVE-A TAPE PROGRAM
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 
 
THANKS!

 WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE !!
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND MONOCACY HILL RECREATION AREA, AMITY TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PA.

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
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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.

spring-wildflower-sheet.jpgFor 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.
 
Spring Wildflowers
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Summer Wildflowers
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Roundleaf Hepatica- Anemone americana
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Arisaema triphyllum

 
LOCATION MARKERS
Recently location markers were installed along the trails at Monocacy Hill. They are located approximately every quarter 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 make 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. 

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MHCA * P.O. Box 3 * Douglassville * PA * 19518