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All events free and open to the public.


2018 Season

Unknown Founders: Women Who Built the Appalachian Trail

Date: May 31, 2018
Location: Gardners - Appalachian Trail Museum; 6:30pm

In coordination with the Appalachian Trail Museum. While Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery are widely recognized as the “founding fathers” of the Appalachain Trail, the women who contributed to the Trail project are mostly unknown – until now. Three women – Jean Stephenson, Ruth Blackburn and Margaret Drummond – will join the ranks of MacKaye and Avery as A.T. “giants” who carried their vision and work forward to preserve the trail we all know and love today. Presentation by Gwen Loose, Vice-President of the Appalachian Trail Museum.

Save the Bounty of our Counties: Preserving Produce with the Gleaning Project of South Central PA

Date: August 16, 2018
Location: Gettysburg - Adams County Arts Council; 6:00pm

In collaboration with the Gleaning Project of South Central PA. Help The Gleaning Project process and preserve excess produce gleaned from local farms. Keep your hands busy while learning about the work this non-profit collaborative community solution is doing in South Central PA to reduce food loss on farms and improve regional food security. All preserved produce will be distributed to food insecure community members through our South Central Community Action Programs Produce Stand.

Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches: Inspiring Photographs & Writings of Tim Palmer

Date: September 17, 2018
Location: Shippensburg University; 7:00pm

In collaboration with Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation

The Cradle of Conservation: Hike at the Historic Pennsylvania State Forest Academy

Date: September 29, 2018
Location: Mont Alto - Penn State Mont Alto; 10:00am

In collaboration with Penn State Mont Alto

The Economic Value of Protected Open Space: Cumberland County's Return on Environment Report

Date: October 2, 2018
Location: Carlisle

In coordination with Cumberland County Planning, Audubon Pennsylvania, and the Kittatinny Ridge Coalition.

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