High Rocks Improvement Project

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What is the project?

EPAC is excited to spearhead the High Rocks Improvement Project. The intent of the project is to address infrastructure needs and improve the experience for all users.

 

Key Project Objectives:

  • Expand the parking area (Approved! Timeline TBA)
  • Explore options for restroom improvements
  • Reintroduce native plants and remove invasive species
  • Add 3 sitting benches at the Vista area
  • Improve the kiosk as well as add educational signage
  • Continue trail maintenance and graffiti removal
  • Repair fence holes
  • Insure the health of the Tohickon Creek

*We will continue to add items to the list as we gather community feedback. 

Project Partners

DCNR
Bucks County Parks and Rec

We Want to Hear From You!

  • What improvements would you like to see?
  • What concerns do you have?
  • Do you want to volunteer?
  • Can your business be a partner?

    Updates

    February 5, 2024Parking and Trail Counters

    EPAC is excite to install TRAFx parking and trail counters at various locations in the park. This is important because it will help land managers and EPAC better understand visitation patterns as well as provide quantitative data on park use to help secure more funding. These counting systems do not collect user data, they simply count the number of people or cars.

     

    TRAFx

    August 25-27, 2023Technical Trail Workshop

    Trail Workshop

    EPAC was fortunate to be award a Regional Trail Workshop Grant from WeConservePA. We partnered with Access Fund to host workshop weekend for FREE to other local climbing organizations, conservation groups and volunteers.

    October 11, 2022Graffiti Removal

    Graffiti Removal

    We did some major graffiti removal at the Vistas by Hawks Nest and the Practice Face Trail.

    Our partners at Bucks County were rock stars with a water container mounted on the gator and a gas powered pressure washer.

    September 30, 2022Bench Installation

    Bench Install

    In coordination with DCNR, a memorial bench was installed at the first Vista.  Land was cleared and footings were poured during Trail Day on Sept 24. A small group followed-up with installation.

    While it doesn’t remove the pain of losing a loved one, we hope everyone can find solace at this peaceful place and are honored to have helped bring it to fruition.

    September 24, 2022Trail Day 2022

    We had a huge crew at trail day this year which was great since we had a major rock slide to clean-up. We also patched fence holes, repainted the bridge and cleared a spot for the bench. Kind Earth Growers came out to teach folks how to collect and recast native seed.

    March 9, 2022 - Parking and Restrooms

    Preliminary survey has been done for the parking lot expansion. Bucks County is replacing the portable restroom with one that is ADA compliant.

    December 21, 2021 -Native Plant Meeting

    Kind Earth Growers

    On the day of winter solstice, representatives from EPAC, DCNR and Kind Earth Growers came together to explore how we could work together and support the growth of native plants. Native plants not only support the local ecosystem but assist with erosion control as well.

    The project will include collecting, “washing” and planting local seed as well as invasive species removal. A timeline is currently in the planning stages and we will reach out with volunteer opportunities as they become available. The entire process will take no less than 3 years from sow to grow so we are in it for the long haul!

     

    Kind Earth Growers logo

    About Kind Earth Growers: Kind Earth Growers is a wholesale nursery, in Ottsville PA, founded to meet the demand for native wetland and dry-site perennials used in ecological restoration, storm-water management and functional landscape design. The majority of their seed comes directly from the local area and then finds its way throughout the country.

    November 17, 2021 -EPAC Launches Campaign

    EPAC launches campaign! Our next step is to share this information with as many people as possible and gather feedback from the community.

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