Highlight the Highlands: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Celebrates National Public Lands Day

10/3/19 — In the PA Highlands, on Saturday September 28th, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site hosted a NPL Day event to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of the site. Amanda Sherry, Community Volunteer Ambassador with the National Park Service reported, “[v]olunteers, some who have never visited the site before and who traveled from Maryland, donated their time to help with a variety of projects throughout the park.”

With the help of these dedicated volunteers, over 50 trees were planted, the fence around the Ironmaster’s Garden was whitewashed, and 9 sections of split rail fencing were replaced in our barnyard.

In addition to these volunteer projects, Hopewell hosted autumn and apple related activity stations including leaf identification and apple stamping. 

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is located in Berks County in the heart of the PA Highlands region.


The Pennsylvania Highlands is home to critical treasures and extraordinary organizations. Highlight the Highlands is a blog series that features outstanding places and projects in the PA Highlands. Find past and future installments on pahighlands.org/category/news.

The Pennsylvania Highlands is part of the four-state Highlands region, a nationally recognized high-value natural resource conservation landscape stretching from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. Funding for conservation projects in the Highlands is provided by the federal Highlands Conservation Act. For more information on federal funding, click here.