News of note
Here's your reminder that an informational meeting on the potential Friends of Rothrock takes place Monday evening in State College. More details on our calendar of events.
In a story to make your day a little brighter, reuse and recycle has been taken to a whole new level by the creative rehabilitation of the former Nippenose Valley Elementary School into Nippenose Valley Village, a senior living community. Through assistance of a grant from DCNR, the community will be adding trails, play equipment, and other accessible recreation facilities to encourage more interaction among the generations. Read more about it on the DCNR Good Natured blog.
I wonder if eventually one of the bus transportation programs fostered by PPFF will bring those two populations together. We've gathered the submitted names for the program (you'll recall we seek something a little more exciting than Bus Transportation Pilot Project) and have put them out to a panel of volunteers for a vote. Stay tuned for developments.
If you are the owner of your own piece of Penn's Woods - literally, the actually woods - several opportunities are coming up this spring for learning a little more about the sustainable management of your property. You'll be thinking spring in no time!
Saturday, March 3: Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop, free of charge, takes place at the Butler Community College Succop Theater under the auspices of Forbes State Forest.
Saturday, March 17: The Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association present their 8th annual conference, free of charge (with a $10 optional lunch payable at the conference), at the Dauphin County Agricultural & Natural Resources Center.
Saturday, April 7: The Bureau of Forestry joins with Penn State Extension to present Woods in Your Backyard, a day-long workshop at the Union County Government Center in Lewisburg. There is a $35 charge for this one.
Register Now - Walk May 19!