canoeing 325x215Did you know that Wildlands Conservancy protects land across 10 counties in our area covering over 54,000 acres? It protects these lands for us, the public.For over 40 years its mission has been to acquire and preserve land and its habitat.

Wildlands Conservancy protects high conservation-value lands throughout our area with special emphasis on South Mountain, Lehigh River Corridor, Kitattinny Ridge (Blue Mountain) and special natural areas in the Pocono portion of the Lehigh River watershed.

Within this area Wildlands owns and manages nine nature preserves that total more than 2,600 acres and that are open to the public.

WC’s mission includes educating the public about the importance of conservation. To that end, it conducts school programs for more than 19,000 local children grades K-12 each year, and hosts nearly 600 community programs annually for more than 58,000 attendees.

Some of its programs for the public include:
Whitewater Rafting
Water Camps for Children
Adventures with Scouts
Lehigh Valley Water Trail
Bike and Boat Adventures
Summer Camps

Few would dispute the value of conserving the beauty of our lands and protecting them from harm. There are other benefits that are not so obvious but that can be important to many.

Having clean, unspoiled land helps to cleanse the air we breathe. Those who take advantage of its many trails, fresh air and activities get significant health benefits. The children gain greater confidence and overcome fears as they take on the challenges and adventures in the WC’s kids programs. Connecting the children to the natural world will help them become future stewards of the land. We can attract new people to the area if there are things to do that are fun and responsible.
WC has many volunteer opportunities like clearing and building trails, office work, monitoring birds, weeding, help with presentations and many more. If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer the Wildlands Conservancy would be an ideal place to help. Your efforts would bear fruit now and, as importantly, in the future. WC has an eye toward the future. It wants us to enjoy our natural lands now while at the same time it puts special emphasis on the future. Its goals are strategic – it takes the long view to ensure that our natural lands are here for generations to come.

Wildlands conservancy does depend on contributions from the general public and from corporations. It is through this generosity that it can continue its work. Donations can be monetary or in the donation of land. To learn more please go to their website at You will find much that you can do and enjoy right here in our own backyard.

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