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Mercer County Conservation District's Upcoming Educational Programming 
"The Art of the Maple Syrup Process"
Come join us as we showcase talk about the maple syrup process.
Thursday, February 20
Time:6 PM to 8 PM
Location: Hermitage Agway
 "Winter Hike: Basic Animal Track ID"
Come join us on a winter hike through the Munnell Run fields and forests as we search for animal tracks and learn how to identify them.  Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
Thursday, February 27th
Time: 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Location: Munnell Run Farm
Pre-register by Feb 25th by calling (724) 662-2242. 
 Come join the Mercer County Conservation District, Buhl Farm Park, Lawrence & Mercer Recycling and Solid Waste Department, and Grove City Agway for a program designed to showcase how landowners can get involved in backyard conservation programs highlighting water conservation and composting with hands-on project construction. Participants will learn about the relationship between nonpoint source pollution and stormwater run-off, looking at the role rain barrels can play in limiting the potential for suspended pollution in the local waters. The participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of compost and ways to develop their own.  At the end of the program, participants will get to make one of these two projects.
Registration Information
*Call (724)662-2242 for registration and information by:
*February 27th for the March 4th class
*March 24th for the March 31st class 

Registration Requirements
1)Project Selection (Rain Barrel or Compost Bin)
2)Date Selection
3)Payment (Note: Payments must be made out to the Mercer County Conservation District and send to: 24 Avalon Court, Suite 300, Mercer, PA 16137 and include the class date and project you are registering for.)

*A special thank you to Grove City Agway for helping to get all the supplies required for the rain barrels.

*These programs are made possible through the Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Education Grants Program. 

Our 2020 seedling sale has a line-up of new seedlings and plants. We have added many NEW plants this year and are offering larger bundle sizes. New this year are: douglas fir, bald cypress, red mulberry, arrowwood viburnum, tulip poplar, sassafras, American hazelnut, spicebush, highbush blueberry, butterfly milkweed plugs, foxglove beardtongue plugs, and a butterfly and hummingbird perennial garden seed mix.

We want to thank the woodshop at Lakeview High School for graciously constructing all of our polylumber platform bird feeders and cedar squirrel feeders this year. Poly-lumber is a material that utilizes recycled milk cartons. It is very durable and splinter-free. Cedar is a naturally rot-resistant wood.
The deadline for orders and pre-payment is Friday, March 27, 2020. We thank you for all your support.Seedling sale pick-up will take place in the Munnell Run Farm "Pig Barn" on Tuesday, April 21st from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The overstock sale will occur the same day starting at noon. 
For more detailed descriptions and information click on /uploads/Seedling Descriptions 2019_1.28.19.pdf
For a printable order form, click  /uploads/2020 Seedling Sale_order form.pdf
"Mercer County Conservation District's "Pioneers in Conservation Annual Dinner"

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday March 26, 2020

Location: Mercer County Career Center,

776 Greenville Road, Mercer, PA 16137

Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM; Dinner at 6 PM

Cost: $20/ person *Purchase tickets by March 13th*

Call (724) 662-2242 to purchase tickets. 

We welcome Jason Bittel, writer and contributor to publications including National
Geographic, the Washington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine, as our guest speaker for the 
evening. With a passion for wildlife, he will be sharing some of his personal experiences showcasing: ruffed grouse, white-tail deer, and native bats; he will shed light into many current threats these species are experiencing.

Rain barrel projects designed by local middle school students throughout Mercer County will be on display. This is the debut of their projects that will be implemented at their respective schools.
The evening will conclude with “Pioneers in Conservation” awards, recognizing individuals or organizations who have invested in the idea of conservation and have made it their mission to inspire others through their actions.

Mercer County Conservation District 

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137



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Winter 2019 Newsletter
Our latest Conservation District Newsletter is now available in PDF on this site.  Please click the following link for the full version: /uploads/Winter 2019 Newsletter.pdf

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