Reasons to Give

It’s more than a membership. It’s about taking ownership of where you live, work, and play. It’s about making memories for a lifetime. And it balances today with yesterday and with generations to come. Your membership in Berks Nature impacts life – from the open spaces, natural resources, wildlife habitats, water quality, mountains, lakes and stream, farms, historical sites, communities, and urban areas – with your help we can preserve your Berks County.

Our members are the voices of our communities. Our programs are a direct reflection of what is important to you – the parent, farmer, student, recreational athlete, outdoor enthusiast, naturalist, business owner, educator, sportsman – any Berks county native, resident or friend – we support your interests.

No doubt, you’ve been faced with at least one of the following issues – A new housing development that adds to traffic congestion during your commute and loss of your favorite scenic view. Zoning changes that control what can be constructed or restricted in your community. Strict controls of your water supply during drought conditions in the summer months. School tax increase due to a growing district population leading to the construction of a new school. Demolition of a historical landmark in your community to make way for new construction.

These are critical issues that relate to our quality of life. Berks Nature advocates for balance – the delicate balance between protecting that which is important to today and developing that which is important for tomorrow.

We work with landowners to permanently protect land from development, townships and boroughs on zoning issues, developers to promote sensible growth in Berks, and we own and manage thousands of acres.We encourage you to learn about our activities and get involved in your community – you can make a difference.

Our members are recognized in our newsletter, News in Nature, and in our annual report.

We hold special receptions for donors and, for special projects, such as the sponsorship of a community garden, building project, or property – we offer naming rights and special recognition for our donors.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Significant discounts to events and programs
  • Our newsletter, News in Nature, mailed to your home or workplace
  • Our Conservation in Your Community digital newsletter update
  • Satisfaction of helping conservation and maintaining our quality of life
  • Invitations to member-only events
  • Volunteer opportunities and more!

The best benefit of all, however, is knowing that you and your investment in Berks Nature is making a lasting and tangible difference for Berks County.