Welcome to the South Mountain Partnership

The South Mountain Partnership has a new web site!! Please visit http://www.southmountainpartnership.org. The South Mountain blog will continue to be hosted at http://southmountaincli.blogspot.com

Join Us in Working Towards more Sustainable Development in the Region

Save the Date! 
Thursday, September 22, 2011
3:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
at the Shippensburg University Conference Center.  Registration is $10
(click to download registration form)


Randall Arendt, a national
expert on sustainable

Randall Arendt, Senior Conservation Advisor at Natural Lands Trust will conduct a workshop focusing on practical ways of reclaiming existing commercial highway strip centers. 
The presentation includes a one hour lecture illustrating progressive approaches that emphasize various redevelopment design strategies to create mixed-use centers from existing highway strips. The workshop will also help communities implement smarter, more sustainable development patterns, and includes ideas for improving economic viability and attractiveness.

Click image to download flier
and registration form
A design exercise will follow providing attendees with an opportunity to retrofit an existing section of a degraded commercial highway strip center.  Using aerial enlargements of an existing commercial strip center in the South Mountain landscape, participants will mark up the base map to illustrate how the improvements described in the presentation could be implemented.

Municipal leaders, planning commission members, professional planners, landscape architects, engineers, commercial property owners, investors and developers are encouraged to attend.

Experience South Mountain Outdoors 2011 on Labor Day Weekend!

This Labor Day Weekend get outside,  visit local destinations and discover everything the South Mountain Region has to offer.  Highlights of the Weekend include:
Click  here to view an interactive map of
participating sites!

McLain Celtic Festival, Carlisle, PA
Passport Programs will be available to pick up at all of the participating locations, prior to and during South Mountain Outdoors 2011.  The Passport Program will also contain a map of the region, with a list of participating businesses and program partners that are offering events and experiences around South Mountain.  Each time participants visit one of these locations,  they should request that their Passport Program be stamped by that location.   Before completing their enjoyment of South Mountain Outdoors 2011, participants should leave their Passport at any of the participating locations, so that they will be eligible for a random drawing of prizes donated by participating South Mountain region sites.

Get the latest Partnership Updates with the Summer 2011 Edition of the South Mountain Advocate!

The Advocate is South Mountain Partnership's quarterly newsletter.  The Summer 2011 Edition includes updates regarding:
  • The South Mountain Outdoors 2011 event
  • The Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield's outreach & fund raising efforts
  • Camp Michaux Recognition and Dedication event coming up on July 16th
  • The A.T. Museum's Sunday event schedule
  • Cumberland Valley Rail Trail extension into Downtown Shippensburg  
  • And More!!
Also check out a Partner Spotlight on Susan Parry, a Natural Resource Specialist with USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service, that brings great leadership to the Partnership's agricultural support initiatives.  To view or download the newsletter, click here.