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February 2019

Power of the Partnership

February 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Registration is now open at https://8thannualpop.eventbrite.com.

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March 2019

Workshop: How Watershed Groups can Work with Municipalities to Have a Greater Impact

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watershed groups across the South Mountain region have made great strides in protecting and improving water quality, keeping riparian areas as green space, and raising awareness about the importance of our rivers and streams. When these groups work collaboratively with their local municipalities, the impact of these partnerships magnifies the results and ensures longevity of the projects. That is why Capital RC&D is partnering with the South Mountain Partnership to organize a FREE half-day work-shop on Saturday, March 16 from…

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Speakers Series: Creating the Appalachian Trail in the South

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creating the Appalachian Trail in the South Tom Johnson of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club will talk about how in the 1920s, the mountains south of the Potomac River invited hikers to explore. Led by the dynamic Myron Avery of Washington, D.C., a small group of enthusiasts created the Appalachian Trail in just a few years. During this presentation you will “meet” this remarkable group and follow them as they lay out a new trail in the South.

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Speakers Series: Barn Survey Volunteer Training

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Over the past fifteen years, the Preservation Society of Historic Gettysburg-Adams County (HGAC) has added more than 300 barns to the Adams County Barn Registry as a primary component of its Barn Preservation Project. HGAC Barn Preservation Specialist David Maclay will talk about various facets of barn preservation for both novice and seasoned surveyors alike. Following the presentations, participants will venture into the field, fanning out into the countryside to document local barns in a hands-on, fun-filled exploration into the…

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April 2019

Speakers Series: Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads – Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andre Weltman, chairman of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, will discuss the connection between the 19th century charcoal iron industry and today’s South Mountain landscape. Modern trails and campsites often overlap with still-visible remnants of an important part of iron making: transforming the forests into charcoal fuel for the region’s iron furnaces.

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