The South Mountain Partnership is currently recruiting for its next Director - we are looking for qualified candidates to shape and implement the strategic vision of landscape-scale conservation in south-central Pennsylvania. The formal job posting is available here.


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2015 Mini-Grant Program Update


I nterested applicants must submit a completed pre-application form by a
Monday, June 1st


The 2015 funding round for the South Mountain Partnership's 

Mini-Grant Program is currently open. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jonathan Peterson as they prepare a pre-application.



Have a potential project that you feel might be a good fit for the Mini-Grant Program? Read these FAQs to get a better sense of the Mini-Grant Program and see where your project may fit.


Click here to download the pre-application form as part of the 2015 Mini-Grant Program packet. 




Goddard Leadership Legacy Institute accepting applications through June 1st



The Goddard Leadership  Legacy Institute - a wonderful environmental learning opportunity for youth ages 13-15 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park - returns for a third season. The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy hosts the week-long overnight camp to help students learn about the natural environment in the South Mountain region, the importance of good stewardship and environmental sustainability, and to explore leadership roles and opportunities. 


More information is available here;  please share information to students or families that may be interested.


The deadline for applying is Monday, June 1st; a short on-line application portal is available here.



Learning how to be a conservation leader is fun and rewarding. The GLLI is packed with games, investigative studies, guest speakers, and field trips. You will learn about the value of the South Mountain landscape's waters, forests, and farms, AND about how to lead your own communities to protect these resources for future generations.




The South Mountain Partnership is Hiring. 


A job description has been finalized for the next Director of the South Mountain Partnership, and is available here.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are actively looking for candidates for the position; please share this link broadly through your professional networks to anyone you know of that would be interested in this opportunity to create and implement a strategic vision for landscape-scale conservation in south-central Pennsylvania. 

Are you a partner organization to the South Mountain Partnership?

Become an official partner of the South Mountain Partnership by submitting the Partner Support Letter. Click here to download the letter and return to Jonathan Peterson



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