Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Forestry Club Meeting February 26, 2013

The forestry club currently has many up coming events including:

-Tree tube removal with Mike Rothrock on March 15th at 1:00 PM. This will be taking place at a stand off Kettle Springs Road and another off Quarry Gap Road.
-The forestry will be partnering with environmental club the week of March 11-15th for campus cleanup.
-On March 19th @ 7:00 PM, Dr. Linehan will be talking about the establishment of Mont Alto and the iron furnaces.
-On March 23rd there is a trip to Washington D.C. botanical gardens with a cost of only $5.
-On March 26th @ a time TBA, Nate Shank will be giving a presentation here at Mont Alto.
-The club will be visiting South Mountain Museum in the upcoming future TBA.
-On April 10th @ 7:00PM there will be two state archaeologists coming to speak about the local rhyolite presence.
-The next meeting will be held on April 2 @ 5:00PM.

Forestry Club Secretary,
Ethan Mansfield

Friday, February 15, 2013

Volunteering at the Ecopark

Penn State Mont Alto Forestry students volunteered to clear dead and dying trees from the Franklin County Ecopark in Chambersburg. It was a great opportunity to practice chainsaw skills and make a difference in the community. This park gets a lot of use from the community and youth groups.

The park is located on the Conococheague Creek near I-81. 

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Foresty Club Current Events

Today's discussion:

February 11th @ 7:00 PM there will be a Sawlet Owl talk if interest is shown.
February 14th @ 7:00 PM In Carlisle there is a Cumberland presentation on High-grading impacts and how to recover the forest.
Friday February 15th the Eco-Park clean-up will be taking place, help needed to clear brush and run chainsaws.
Thursday February 21st the Region SAF meeting will be held.

Forestry Club Secretary,
Ethan Mansfield