PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Multi-Functional Buffers
On June 12th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on multi-functional riparian stream buffers. This webinar focused on the ways conservation groups can encourage buffer planting for landowners, the concept of agroforestry, and recent DCNR grants for riparian buffers.
South Bethlehem Greenway Gets New Kiosk
AMC partnered with the city of Bethlehem and the Southside Arts District to design and install a new interpretive kiosk along the South Bethlehem Greenway.
The South Bethlehem Greenway is a paved-multi-use trail that runs through the south side of Bethlehem along a former rail corridor, and is an important trail section of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN). The three-panel interpretive kiosk project began in 2017, with AMC staff meeting with Missy Hartney, the Director of the Southside Arts District (SSAD) to discuss the design. SSAD supported the project and provided content and photography for the kiosk. AMC also coordinated with the City of Bethlehem to determine the location of the kiosk along the Greenway. The city selected the location as the intersection of Polk Street and the Greenway. Bethlehem Park and Recreation staff provided a map of city recreation facilities that was utilized on one of the kiosk panels. The other two panels included information and photos about the Mid-Atlantic Highlands, PA Highlands Trail Network and the Southside Arts District. The South Bethlehem Greenway is planned to link directly to the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown, also part of the PHTN.
PA Highlands Coalition to Host Multi-functional Riparian Buffer Webinar
The PA Highlands Coalition will be hosting a webinar titled “Multi-functional Riparian Buffers – A new and collaborative approach to land and water conservation” on June 12th, 2018 at 10:30am.
Public-Private Partnership Provides New Trailhead Signs at Ringing Rocks
Bucks County, the D&L National Heritage Corridor, Bridgeton Township and the Appalachian Mountain Club recently teamed to design and install directional and interpretive signage at a new trailhead in Bridgeton Township.