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Protecting our Environment with Native Trees

February 27 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Learn the benefits, methods and opportunities for each of us to help our environment by planting native trees. Tami Jo Shimp, VP for Development and Community Relations for Berks Nature, addresses species preferred for planting projects, where planting is occurring, Berks Nature’s recipe for tree success, conservation projects around the Berks County region, and volunteer opportunities to help the environment!

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A Berks Nature healthy forest. Photo by Malickson


Berks Nature has been serving the Berks County community since 1974, including land preservation, water protection, trail management, community gardens, education programs, State of the Environment, Eco-Camp and community partnerships in accordance with the natural, historic, social, economic, and technical needs of our region and its many local communities.

Berks Nature owns and operates The Nature Place at Angelica Creek Park and leverage the building and the park as a gathering place for schools, events, educational programs, and community needs. The Nature Place is LEED Gold certified and known locally and regionally as a demonstration campus for environmental best management practices and a demonstration center for education and connection to nature.

Berks Nature stewards 425 acres of leased land, owns 424 acres of preserves and manages nearly 27 miles of trails in Berks County.

Tami Jo Shimp

Tami joined the Berks Nature team in 1997 and currently serves as the VP for Development & Community Relations with the primary responsibility of raising awareness and support for the organization. Tami is a life-long resident of South Heidelberg Township, Berks County and has a sincere passion for protecting our local natural resources. She graduated from Penn State University with a BS degree in Environmental Resource Management. She enjoys sharing her experience in both conservation efforts and fundraising with others in our community.

Berks Nature volunteer adding trees and stream buffers

Native Dogwoods provide many benefits!

Berks Nature Angelica Creek Park – Tam Lynn 2018