Contact: Meghan Reed
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Saucon Valley , PA 18105
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Emmaus Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Allentown Joint Service Project!
Rotary District 7430 Day of Environmental Service

Wildlands Black River Sanctuary Planting Project
Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00am -? The more hands-on deck the less time this will take!
Rain Date TBD if needed.

Join Allentown and Emmaus Rotary Clubs & Interact Clubs to plant native species in the public access parking area as the first leg of the Wildlands Black River Sanctuary Preservation Project!

The 180-acre Black River Sanctuary, located just northeast of Emmaus, PA, is unique in many ways. It contains the headwaters for three different watersheds, has the exposed “spine” of the south mountain, numerous wetlands, meadows, and forests; is home to hundreds of different species from butterflies to bears and all located within minutes of the cities of the Lehigh Valley. Parking areas will incorporate aspects that are designed to have the smallest impact as possible and enhance the conservation values of the property. The parking areas will incorporate the use of native plants as buffers and visual cues that will delineate the limits of the lot as well as demonstrate the values of native plantings in the landscape.

Only volunteers who register to attend using this event page will receive important volunteer information.
Please email with questions.

Details on- parking, exact address, etc. and a list of suggested tools/supplies will be posted/emailed prior to service date and emailed to registered volunteers. A volunteer liabilty form will also be emailed prior to 4/29/23.
NOTE: this preserve doesn’t have any restroom facilities yet or any other infrastructure (picnic tables, etc.) Volunteers might want to bring folding chairs and expect to drive for restroom relief. We don’t expect this will be an all-day event.