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Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association Tour of the Ames Hardware/Hanle manufacturing process facility

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9:00 am on Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Westmoreland Conservation District
218 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601

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Pennsylvania Black Bears

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2:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Whether it is awe or fear that you feel when you see a bear, you probably don't know the entire story of Pennsylvania black bears. Learn more about their life and survival in Penn's Woods, as well as what scientists have learned about them over the years.

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Elk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead Drive
Benezette, PA 15821

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Fishers

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2:00 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Learn about this unique and elusive animal's history and original range in PA, why it became extinct in our region. Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced and is once again flourishing in the state.

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Elk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead Drive
Benezette, PA 15821

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Tree Tenders Online Training

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1. 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019

2. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Description:

This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.

Since its inception in 1993, PHS has trained thousands of Tree Tenders in 150 neighborhoods. In 2004, the program received support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and began expanding to Pittsburgh and other areas of the state in 2008. Over 2,000 additional Tree Tenders have since been trained across the Commonwealth.

Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, Tree Pittsburgh and other local urban forestry experts.

Continuing Education Credits: ISA Certified Arborist, SAF, and ASLA
Tree Tender Training Manuals will be mailed to each attendee.
Tree Tender Certificates will be awarded to attendees that attend all seven sessions and complete the quizzes.
This Tree Tender Training fulfills the requirement for TreeVitalize Grants offered by DCNR.

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Maple Sugaring

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9:00 am to 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Maple syrup time is soon here! Learn more about making your own syrup from start to finish - tapping the trees and collecting sap, and ways to cook the sap down until it is maple syrup.

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Lysock Complex
542 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA 17754

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Winter Hike: Lichens

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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019

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Get moving outdoors during these cold months, and learn about lichens during this winter hike.

Location:

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

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Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting

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10:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Description:

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Learn how to recognize spotted lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

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Lysock Complex
542 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA 17554

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Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation - Western Maryland

Date/Time:

8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019

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The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is collaborating with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Maryland Department of Agriculture,Nationwide Insurance, and the University of Maryland Extension to provide this farm succession workshop.

The workshop will focus on the farm succession process, including communication, business planning, estate planning basics, and tax basics.

The farm succession process can be challenging, as conversations about the future of the farm can be difficult. Participants will walk away with the tools they need to start developing a farm succession plan and prepare the next generation to keep the farming operation successful. All generations on the farm are encouraged to attend.

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Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502

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MAW Monthly Meeting: Lichens

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Description:

Join the Mycological Association of Washington, DC for their monthly meetign to learn about lichens, presented by lichenologist Manuela Dal Forno of the Smithsonian Institution.

Location:

Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Ave
Kensington, MD 20895

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Woods in Your Backyard Webinar Series

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7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 6, 20198:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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The Woods in Your Backyard Webinar Series teaches stewardship of your land through eight, one hour, live online evening lectures that can be viewed from the convenience of your home computer. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners provide habitat for wildlife, improve water quality, expand recreational opportunities, and enhance aesthetics. If parcels connect with others there is opportunity to make an even bigger impact. Join us to learn how owners of even just a few acres can positively influence the environment by implementing simple stewardship practices. Live lectures are recorded and can be viewed again.

This online workshop is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landowners, those with 1-10 acres. If you own land that is wooded, have natural areas, or you are interested in creating natural areas, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and enhancing aesthetics then this workshop is for you!

The workshop uses the manual The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. This self-directed book will guide participants through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance their land’s natural resources. Each participant will receive a complimentary, full-color, 108 page copy of The Woods in Your Backyard manual (a $29 value).

 

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Winter Women in the Wilds

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6:00 pm on Friday, February 8, 20191:00 pm on Sunday, February 10, 2019

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The Women in the Wilds event at Sinnemahoning State Park is a ladies-only weekend filled with fun outdoor recreation and environmental education classes.

Fee is $70 per person. Program fee includes choice of six outdoor recreation and interpretive classes, Friday evening snacks, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, plus all program materials and supplies. Equipment for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating will be provided. Sizes are limited.

Location:

Sinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720

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Trees 101

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10:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Event Trees 101 provides a foundation in tree anatomy, basic tree identification and an overview of how trees function to provide the benefits we enjoy in the urban forest. The class will also chronical the condition of DC’s urban forest, and how you can be part of Casey Trees’ mission to Restore, Enhance and Protect our nation’s capital trees.

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Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Learn about the interaction between plants and insects in nature.

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Berks County Ag Center
1238 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533

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EmpowerU! Advocating Invasive Species Management

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10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019

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Learn how to work with decision makers, influence management decisions, and stop the spread of invasive species!

In this 4 week hybrid in person and online course, woodland and shoreline owners, master volunteers, and natural resources professionals can grow their skills to meaningfully engage decision makers about invasive species.

Location:

Prince Edward Extension Office
100 Dominion Dr
Farmville, VA 23901

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Plant Pollinators with Heather Holm

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3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Description:

Heather Holm is the author of several books including Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide. Heather gives presentations on a variety of topics including: The Buzz about Native Bees, The Pollination of Native Plants, and Gardening for Native Bees and Butterflies.

Location:

Manassas Community Park Center
99 Adams Street
Manassa Park, VA

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Tree Farm Dinner

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3:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019

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The Rappahannock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, in cooperation with the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation will be hosting a field tour and dinner for current and prospective Tree Farmers in King and Queen County.

Location:

Porterfield Forest LLC Tree Farm
665 Spring Cottage Road
St. Stephens Church, VA

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15th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference

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8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Description:

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension and partners for a full day of presentations and workshops geared towards helping both large and small acreage landowners become better stewards.

Location:

Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College
18121 Technology Center
Culpeper, VA 22701

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Planting for Hummingbirds & Butterflies

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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Learn which plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds and have a nature show in your own back yard.

Location:

Calvert Library, Southern Branch
13920 H.G. Trueman Road
Solomons, MD 20688

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Winter Tree Identification

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1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Don't get stumped by winter trees! Join park staff to discover tips and tricks on identifying common Pennsylvania trees during the winter season. Program will begin indoors then head out for a short hike to practice ID skills

Location:

Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center Classroom
4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720

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