Monday, March 17, 2014

Forestry Club Meeting - February 26, 2014

Even with the meeting starting at 8:00 A.M., the meeting was quite a success.  We talked about many things that the Forestry Club will do this semester.

-The vice-president position needed to be filled.  At this meeting, Alex Storm was nominated, and voted on as vice-president.

-We still need to do the annual Oak Road cleanup.  We decide to discuss this at the next meeting, after spring break.  There cannot be any snow to do the cleanup.

-We would like to plant trees by the stream that runs though campus.  We decided that they should be native plants.  Possible dates are Arbor Day (April 25) or Earth Day (April 22).  More details will be discussed at the next meeting.

-This for all students available after graduation.  TWEP and Pheasants Forever would like to have the Forestry Club have a demo day in Mercersburg.  We would use and teach people how to use basic measuring tools like d-tapes and Biltmore sticks.  This would be on Saturday, May 17.  More information will be available to all who are interested.

-The South Mountain Speaker series will have the Pennsylvania Forest Association speak in the auditorium on March 27, beginning at 7:00 P.M.  There will be several speakers, and the theme will be "Joseph Rothrock:  Past and Present Pennsylvania's Woods."  Please try to attend.

-Alex Storm, Ethan Mansfield, Coby Salmon, Ben Stephy, and Aaron Lewis attended the SAF meeting in Williamsport.  They each discussed some of the things that they learned from the speakers at the meeting.  This included emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, and the effect of Marcellus shale drilling.

Thank you to all who came to the meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 8:00 A.M. in Wiestling. 

-Aaron Lewis

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