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May 2019

$40 – $50

9th Annual Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet

May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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New Exhibit Grand Opening at AT Museum

May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 5th, 2019 is your Golden Opportunity to visit the Appalachian Trail Museum at beautiful Pine Grove Furnace State Park, located at 1120 Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA 17324. If it’s been a while since your last visit, come see how the Museum has grown! At 10:00 am, enjoy a “Meet and Greet” to include coffee, tea, and juice. Then stay for the dedication program at 10:30 with expert speakers to introduce each exhibit. Stay…

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Speakers Series: Pollinators and Their Habitat

May 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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$5 – $20

Fall Partnership Meeting

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

This annual fall meeting will continue the focus on regional water quality issues, including county Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) and best management practices (BMPs), as well as other current topics of interest, such as the power line and a facilitated discussion about the future of the SMP’s water-related work.

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December 2019


Tri-County Watershed Association Meeting

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This free meeting is for watershed organizations in the South Mountain Region (Adams, Franklin, and Cumberland counties) that want to learn how to work with landowners on riparian buffers and other projects that enhance water quality. Light refreshments will be served. This meeting is part of a series of three workshops that are part of the annual South Mountain Speakers Series. REGISTER HERE BY NOVEMBER 25 Sponsored by: – Adams County Conservation District – Cumberland County Conservation District – Franklin…

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January 2020


South Mountain Water Workshop

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This free workshop is for local municipalities and watershed organizations that want to better coordinate their efforts so that they can accomplish more together. Agenda items include time for networking, volunteer recruitment, county Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan assistance, how to be a good partner, and case studies of successful partnerships between municipalities and watershed organizations. REGISTER HERE Hot appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be served. This free workshop is hosted primarily by Capital…

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9th Annual “Power of the Partnership” Celebration

January 31 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Anyone interested in making the South Mountain region a better place to live, work, and play is welcome to attend the 9th annual Power of the Partnership celebration at Liberty Mountain Resort in Fairfield, Adams County. While there you will hear from various local organizations and individuals about the important work they are doing in the landscape and find out who was selected for the 2019 South Mountain Mini-Grant awards. Attendees will also see the awarding of the 8th Spirit…

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March 2020

POWR Regional Water Workshop – POSTPONED

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS SPREAD…We will update details as they become available. Thanks for your patience! This POWR Regional Water Workshop is for watershed organizations, related regional alliances, local and state agency representatives, and interested individuals from throughout south-central Pennsylvania who want to learn about opportunities to advance water resource and watershed protection and how to build the capacity of their volunteers and organizations. Tentative agenda items include time for networking, a deep…

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