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Little Buffalo State Park - Programs

Announcement
 
CONTACT:           MINDY MARKER
                                ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST
February 15, 2020

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/23 - Sun.          11am-12pm
Winter Tree ID - We will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short walk to practice our ID skills. We will meet around the stage and pavilion 3. Registration is not necessary and pets are welcome. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

2/24 -Mon.         5:30pm
Invasive Species - Join us at the park office classroom on the start of Invasive Species Week for a presentation on invasives in the park and how to eradicate them. This program is child friendly but not designed for kids. Species highlighted in this presentation will include the spotted lanternfly and tree of heaven.     Please leave pets at home; service animals are welcome. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

2/26 -Wed.         5:30 pm
Pollinators & Planting Native - After learning about invasives, join us for a presentation on the importance of promoting native plant species in our backyards. This program will be held at the park office. Please leave pets at home; service animals are welcome. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/1-Sun 1-4pm
Great American Cleanup - Would you like to volunteer to make a difference in the park? Join us for a spring cleanup day at Little Buffalo. Meet us by the stage and pavilion 3 in the East area to join. We will be focusing on tidying up after a long winter. Pets and children of all ages are welcome to join. Please register with us ahead of time to ensure we have enough tools for everyone. Register by emailing littlebuffsp@pa.gov with your name, phone number, and number of people joining. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/7 -Sat 9:30-10:30am
Bluebirds - This program highlights the importance of providing for cavity nesting birds and will help new-comers properly set up their own nesting boxes. After the presentation we will look at some of our boxes around the office.                Meet at the park office classroom. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/7-Sat                 11am-12pm
PA Waterfowl - Join us for a presentation on waterfowl. We will talk about ID tips, waterfowl ecology, and conservation. This program will be held at the park office. Please leave pets at home, service animals are welcome as always. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/7 -Sat 1-2pm
Winter Tree ID - We will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short walk to practice our ID skills. We will meet around the stage and pavilion 3. Registration is not necessary. Pet friendly. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/22 -Sun            10-11am
Birding Walk - We will be walking the exercise trail looking for early migrants. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the park office. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/22 - Sun           1-2pm
Deer and Elk in PA - We will have a presentation on deer at the park office, including basic biology and conservation history. We will also look at how to age deer using several methods, and how to officially score antlers. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

3/28 - Sat             11am-12pm
Winter Tree ID - We will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short walk to practice our ID skills. We will meet around the stage and pavilion 3. Registration is not necessary. Pets and children of all ages are welcome. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates.

4/8 -Wed.           8am-2pm
Boating Safety Course - This course is required to operate watercraft over 25hp & jetskis. Cost per certificate is $10 at the door, but the training itself is free. This course will be held at the park office and there is no outdoor portion. Please leave pets at home; service animals are welcome as always. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates or any questions. To register, email littlebuffsp@pa.gov with your name, phone number, and number of people registering.

4/18 - Sat.           9am-12pm
Spring Volunteer Day - Join us for a day of cleaning up and beautifying the park. Please meet us by the stage and pavilion 3 area in the East. We will have a variety of tasks, including mill cleaning, trash and stick cleanup, flower planting, mulching, and trail maintenance. Please let us know if you are planning on coming, especially if you are coming with a group. Let us know by emailing littlebuffsp@pa.gov or calling 717-567-9255. Pets and children of all ages are welcome. Adverse weather may cancel the program, check the DCNR Calendar of Events website or Little Buffalo Facebook page or call us at 717-567-9255 for updates or any questions.

Mindy Marker | Environmental Education Specialist
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Little Buffalo State Park
Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Areas
Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
1579 State Park Road | Newport PA  17074
Phone: 717.567.9255 | Fax: 717.567.7420
www.dcnr.state.pa.us<http://www.iconservepa.org/> | www.iConservePA.org<http://www.iconservepa.org/>
 
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