As each day gets longer and we let our mind drift toward summer, we’d like to highlight a few of our more proud moments of the spring. We appreciate having a local community that gives us the opportunity to support these great initiatives, and we’re especially thankful for the companies and organizations that help create these opportunities for us.
1. Reel Rock 15
-Presented by Access Fund and Penn State Campus Recreation Outdoor Adventures, the 15th installment of Reel Rock was a live panel discussion with Access Fund leaders and reps from PA’s three major LCO’s that included pro climbers Meagan Martin and Zoe Steinberg. The focus of Reel Rock 15 was issues of ethics, stewardship, and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). A popular event that quickly sold out, we were proud to partner with The North Face in order to purchase an additional 75 spots to allow more participants to watch this online event. We’re happy to support the local climbing community, and we look forward to what’s in store for Reel Rock 16.
2. Juniata Valley Council, BSA Adventure Trek
-With the help of The North Face, we were able to donate $1,500 to the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America’s second annual Adventure Trek fundraising event. And just a little background, this is a fundraising event where participants will track their mileage during the month of July as they get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Participants are free to choose between walking, running, hiking, biking, kayaking or other outdoor activities. We’re excited to see everyone’s participation throughout the month of July.
3. National Trails Cleanup
-This one was a lot of fun for us and we personally thank everyone who participated. To celebrate National Trails Day (June 5, 2021), we partnered with the DCNR and cleaned up two trails in Rothrock State Forest: The Jean Aron Path and Bear Meadows Loop. Rothrock is such a close place and provides a beautiful escape from State College, so we were happy to clean up trash and cut back overgrown vegetation on these two trails so that we, and our community, can enjoy everything that this wonderful state forest has to offer.
Again, we want to thank everyone who made these events happen, and we look forward to what summer and fall bring in our continuing commitment to serving our community.