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Mercer County Conservation District @ Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16153

724-662-2242

What's Happening at Mercer County Conservation District 

 
 
 Pioneers in Conservation Annual Dinner
Friday, April 27th @ the Pine Township Social Hall,1252 South Center St. Ext., Grove City, PA 16127
 
Doors Open at 5 PM with various raffles being ran by the Munnell Run Farm Foundation
*Proceeds benefit Munnell Run Farm Environmental Education Programming
 
Dinner starts at 6 PM.  Enjoy the highly engaging Allegheny National Forest Marienville District Ranger, Rob Fallon, as he highlights the history of Penn's Woods and where it is today.
 
Pioneers in Conservation Awards presentation will occur at 7 PM to showcase those who received this unique award.   The pioneer in conservation award goes to individuals or organizations in a selected category, selected by the District Board, who really invest in the idea of conservation. They have taken hold of these principles and have made it their mission to inspire others through their actions.
 
Winners for the raffles will be announced at 7:15 PM.
 

The cost of tickets are $18/person and must be purchased by April 20th. For more information call us at (724) 662-2242. Tickets are available by contacting the Mercer County Conservation District office.

 

Get Outside Come Alive Series

FrogWatch USA Training Sessions 
When: Thursday April 26th and Thursday May 3rd from 6-8pm (prime frog singing time!)

Where: Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm in the red ‘Pig Barn’ EE building then in the woods

GPS address: 753 Greenville Rd

Mercer, PA 16137

What: We’ll be learning about the FrogWatch USAtm program from Chris Davis from the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology and then checking out Munnell Run Farm’s vernal pools. FrogWatch USAtm is a nationwide citizen-scientist program where volunteers help monitor frog and toad populations by recording and reporting information on their calling activity. Training will be provided on how to identify the various calls of our local frog and toad species, how to identify a good wetland to monitor, and how to record and enter your data into the FrogWatch USAtm online database. This is a two-part program – please come to both and dress for the weather!

Who: Anyone with an interest in helping protect our native wildlife!! No experience is necessary. Open to all ages - could be a fun homeschool or scout activity! All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must be registered.

Please RSVP to Larissa at MCCD by April 18th by calling (724-662-2242) or emailing lcassano@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

 Once trained, a FrogWatch USAtm volunteer will
monitor a wetland of their choice for calling as often as they are willing, ideally twice a week during the frog breeding season (March-August). The data that is collected is made available to both the public and scientists and is used to track changes in species distribution.
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 "Looking to the Skies: A program on Ospreys and Eagles"
 
Tuesday, May 8th  
Location: Mercer Area Library
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

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Earth Day Celebration 
"Get Outside, Go Hiking"

 

Saturday, April 21st

@ Munnell Run Farm
9 AM to 1 PM

 

Come join the MCCD staff and local college students for a day designed to celebrate Earth Day by getting people outside to go hiking.   The day will highlight activities showcasing the two newly installed trail systems on Munnell Run Farm, an interactive interpretive trail and an orienteering course.  The day will start of with a ribbon cutting officially opening these two new additions followed by interactive discovery stations showcasing each trail.  
 
A free lunch will be provided to participants.  This is a family friendly event.
 
Pre-registration is required by April 18th.  Call 724-662-2242 for details. 
 

   Program will be held rain or shine.  Please dress appropriately for outdoor programming that includes hiking.

 

 

The event will start in the

the "Pig Barn"

753 Greenville Rd.

Mercer, PA 16137

 
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"Get Outside, Come Alive" Winged Architects with Specialty Outdoors
 
 
Monday, May 14th "Winged Architects" with Specialty Outdoors
 
Time: 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fee: $5/ adult; 17 and under are free
Pre-register by May 10th
Location: Munnell Run Farm Pig Barn 


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Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137

724-662-2242

 

mercercountycd.com

munnellrunfarm.org

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