SMP Launches New Website!

The South Mountain Partnership officially launched its new website on Friday, January 30th at the 2014 "Power of the Partnership" Year-End Celebration. Be sure to check it out here  and let us know what you think!

Announcing SMP LinkedIn Group

Join the SMP LinkedIn Group - an open arena for networking and connections across the landscape, and for on-going conversation and collaboration. Join the group here  - and be sure to share with friends and colleagues too!


South Mountain Speakers Series - Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage: A Film Festival and Panel Discussion.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Carlisle Theatre


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South Mountain Speakers Series - The Mills of Cumberland Valley: A Cultural and Bio-Physical Legacy.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Todd Hall, The Cumberland County Historical Society

Exhibit Opening Reception at 6 pm; talk at 7 pm.

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Spring 2015 Partnership Meeting

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Adams County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center

9:00 am to noon

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"Go Local for Health" Community Wellness Summit

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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The Spring 2015 Partnership Meeting 

Photo courtesy of Loy Elliott

Friday, April 10th, 2015  


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The Adams County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center

Gettysburg, PA


Join the South Mountain Partnership and special guestsDCNR Acting Secretary Cindy Dunn (invited) and Dept. of Agriculture Acting Secretary Russ Redding (invited) to learn about what projects, activities, and opportunities for collaboration in the South Mountain landscape.


The meeting will include the announcement of the opening of the 2015 Mini-Grant funding round.




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South Mountain Speakers Series:

Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage: A Film Festival and Panel Discussion


Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle PA

7 pm


In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project and WITF, the South Mountain Partnership will be hosting the evening event, "Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage: A Film Festival and Panel Discussion." 


The free evening will feature two short documentaries produced by WITF on Pennsylvania conservation leaders Ralph Abele and Maurice Goddard. Following the screenings, a panel discussion comprised of current leaders will broadly discuss conservation leadership, the importance of sharing the stories of PA's early conservation leaders, and current conservation opportunities and challenges. The Panel will be moderated by  Caren Glotfelty, executive director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, and will feature
  • Cindy Dunn, acting secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; 
  • Pete Duncan, former secretary of the Department of Environmental Resources and colleague of Abele; 
  • Marci Mowery, president of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, and 
  • Paul Zeph, director of conservation for Audubon Pennsylvania.



"Go Local for Health"  Community Wellness Summit


Friday, May 1st, 2015 

T he Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse
Boiling Springs, PA


Understanding Natural, Agricultural, and Built Environments as a Front-line of Community Wellness


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Calling all outdoor recreation organizations, trail professionals, open space advocates, conservation professionals, agriculture and food systems advocates, community planners, and community decision-makers...


The concept of wellness lies at the intersection of much of what the South Mountain Partnership works on - the 3rd "Go Local for Health" Community Wellness Summit will explore three tracks - outdoor recreation, agriculture and local foods, and community design - to understand the relationship of each of these to the broader concerns of health and wellness.


Learn how to leverage you work to reach new audiences and have deeper impact by understanding how your work contributes to important health and wellness outcomes.


Keynote address to be offered by  Dr. William Sullivan, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, and a leading expert on how place and our local environments impact individual and community health.

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