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April 2019

South Mountain Research Corps Science Summit

April 11

South Mountain Research Corps (SMRC) is a new initiative that supports student research on land management projects within the South Mountain Landscape. The SMRC is envisioned as a program that will: – Develop and sustain a responsive, applied research program that empowers the natural and cultural resource conservation efforts – Build collaborative relationships amongst property owners, land managers, researchers, and students across the South Mountain region – Build collaborative relationships amongst institutions of higher education across the South Mountain Region…

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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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May 2019

$5 – $15

2019 South Mountain Partnership Spring Meeting

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

About the Spring meeting: Twice annually (Spring and Fall), the Partnership holds a Partnership-wide meeting in which all partners and interested parties are invited to come together and build relationships and collaborations. These meetings are a chance to: – Connect or reconnect with the Partnership, learning more about the initiative and on-going projects – Build and strengthen a network among organizations working throughout the region – Spark conversation and collaboration across political and sectorial boundaries – Help partners understand opportunities…

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Speakers Series: Pollinators and Their Habitat

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Messiah’s Director of Sustainability, Brandon Hoover, as he discusses the importance of pollinators, the local honey industry, and the role Messiah is taking to promote pollinators. Some time will be spent outside visiting the college’s hives.

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June 2019


Speakers Series: Appreciating the PA Local Craft Brew Industry

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Alison Feeney, professor of geography and earth science at Shippensburg University, released a new book in 2018, For the Love of Beer. The book examines Pennsylvania’s brewing history, geography and cultural richness while highlighting more than 100 of the state’s thriving craft breweries. Come learn firsthand from Dr. Feeney about what makes PA, including the South Mountain region, so great for the craft brewing industry.

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September 2019


Speakers Series: Methods of Combatting Illegal Dumping and Vandalism in a Forest Setting

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover ways to fight illegal dumping and vandalism in a forest setting with a joint presentation by Forest Ranger Todd Ottinger and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Program Coordinator Rob Dubas. Technical, social, cultural and financial aspects of the problem will be explored.

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