at 11:00 am this morning the property formerly known as the Alpine Motorsports Club officially became part of the Pennsylvania Game Lands.
May 20, 2013
Dear BMPA Friend,
I am pleased to announce that on May 20th 2013 the Alpine Property was sold. The property was purchased with monies from the following organizations:
Palmerton Superfund NRD Trustees
Pa Game Commission
Monroe County Open Space
Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Wild lands Conservancy, which also acted as the principal agent for the purchase.
The 360 acres formerly known as the Alpine Signature Motorsports Club, will now and forever be part of the State Game Lands. The PA Game Commission will protect and maintain the 360 acres, assuring that it will never be developed.
In addition to the organizations listed above I would like to thank the 22 members of the Smith Gap area who came forward and donated a substantial amount of money towards the purchase of the Alpine Property.
I also commend the board for all the time, talent and constant hard work they have given over the past 12 years. Without their leadership and willing volunteers we could not have accomplished this wonderful feat, saving the Blue Mountain from destruction and keeping the Aquashicola Creek in pristine condition.
Thank you all for the support and confidence you have had in our board for all these years.
Yours in Conservation
Frank O’Donnell; President Blue Mountain Preservation Association