Award Winning Evergreen Conservancy!
January 9th, 2014. Thursday night – Board meetings are open to all – 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor – 7 pm.
Finance / Fundraising December TBA- 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor - 8:00 pm. We are in need of a board member who is interested in being our treasurer. PLEASE contact us if you are interested in filling this position. THANKS!
PR - December TBA - 1005 Oak Street, Indiana, PA – second floor - 7:00 pm.
TANOMA AMD WETLANDS
Come on out and Visit our Tanoma AMD Wetlands. Take a walk on our self guided ADA wetlands path. Learn about how a passive treatment system can clean 23 tons of iron out of Crooked Creek a year and enjoy the outdoors. Test your knowledge of plants and trees at the site. Stroll along our story book walk. Contact us if you want to schedule an environmental education program. See more about Tanoma and get directions.
Nominate someone for the “Evergreen Award”
Come learn about geocaching presented by Andy Davis on Friday Nov 8th. It will be at the Lakeside Center at Blue Spruce Park at 6:00 pm. The program is free, and there is no need to pre-register. We will be searching for actual geocaches as part of the program so please dress for being outside (and bring a flashlight if you have one!). Several GPS units will be available to use, but you are welcome to bring your own (smart phones with GPS will also work). Refreshments will be available. Hope to see you there.
This Saturday, October 26th, is our Fall Hoodlebug Trail Clean Up. We’d love your help as we clean up trash from our adopted section of trail. If you’d like to join us, we are meeting at 9:00am at the Homer City ballfields. Please bring gloves. Trash bags will be provided. Due to great volunteer turnout, past clean ups have lasted no longer than 2 hours. It’s an easy way to support your local trails!
September 5th 6th &7th … A successful folk festival in Indiana PA!
Folks in Indiana are planning the first ever Northern Appalachian Folk Festival. Evergreen is happy to support this festival as part of our mission in the preservation of our cultural heritage. Thursday night there will be a play about Appalachia called Precious Memories. There will be children’s activities, a puppet parade, music, workshops all day Saturday in Spaghetti Benders, Coney Island and the Brown Hotel, venders, and food in the downtown Indiana where streets will be closed and the festival will be held. The festival will be unique to the Northern Appalachian region. Stay tuned for more information and visit their website and Facebook page for updates at www.northernappfolkfest.org .
On Saturday, August 24th at 10 am, our renewable energy guru Dan Boone lead a Friends of the Parks program at Tanoma Wetlands. Dan gave participants a tour of the system and discuss the solar, wind, and water installations that provide electricity at Tanoma. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the unique renewable energy system we have out there!
Evergreen Conservancy and Indiana County PaSEC partnered with White Township to address concerns about area flooding. Cleaning out the debris that can pile up and cause flooding is a start to help address the flooding issues in our township streams.
Volunteers came out to help clean out a few sections of streams in White Township. Volunteers will gather at the Indiana Mall auxiliary parking lot on the dates listed below, and groups will be assigned stream areas where they will clean out brush, debris and other things that could potentially block water flow. The township assisted in removing the debris the volunteers clean out of the streams.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help and those who supported the effort with donated food. We got it all done!!!
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