|American Canoe Association (ACA)
||Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.
|American Hiking Society
||Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society recognizes that foot trails and hiking are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment. We represent millions of hikers who are committed to beautiful places to hike and believe that the preservation of hiking trails and their environments is important and a worthwhile legacy to leave future generations.
|American Red Cross
||Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations. It's dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
||Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization (Non-profit # 23-7083760) with a mission “to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.” American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.
|Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) - Delaware Valley
||The Delaware Valley Chapter includes information regarding hikes in southeastern PA.
|Appalachian Trail Conservancy
||Includes information regarding hiking basics plus Thru & Section Hiking on the AT. Contact: Sara Haxby.
|Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA)
||Is a cross country ski group that builds and maintains trails near Lake Placid, NY for multiple purposes.
|Blackwater River Environmental Improvement Association (BRIEA)
||Is a non-profit group that maintains trails near Booneville, NY. These free trails are for: cross country skiing, hiking, & cycling.
||Describes their conservation and trail creation programs in the Brandywine Valley. Contact: Sheila Fleming.
|Brandywine Creek State Park
||Contact: Sheila Linn
|Chester County Trail Club (CCTC)
||Although hiking is the main activity of the club, the members are also concerned with environmental issues, conservation, ecology and hiking education. Members are educated about safety on the trail, proper dress and footwear, water consumption guidelines and back-packing know-how.
||Has been a leader in the development and management of byways, greenways, and trails for almost a quarter century. Includes information and maps. Contact: Mary Roth