Volunteer Day! We need YOU!
It’s time to start creating our community center! The basement has been cleared out, beams added, April 23rd we’ll be installing stud walls. We can use people with some “construction” experience to help. We will also be painting, working on trails, clearing areas for our “playground features”, and more…. something for everyone! Please come!
Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 9am
We’ll be there all day.
Picnic lunch provided!
Rain date: Sunday, 24th
We have some but can use more if you’d like to bring them!
If you’re willing to work on the house: Nail gun, electric saw, tools in general
Outside work: Need shovels, rakes, clippers
Painting: Bring extra brushes, extension roller, scraper
Everyone: Work Gloves!
Friends of the Arboretum
Monday, May 2nd, 7pm
2019 Mimosa Lane
(around the corner from the Arboretum, off Snyder Road)
So much going on! Find out what’s happening, add your ideas!
(Here’s more about the Friends)
And the Winner Is…
PENN”S WOODS TRAIL!
Watch for your chance to participate in making this a model of native plants and education.
Time to sign up for Summer Camp! Three choices this year: Water Week, Wildlife Week and Outdoor Science Week. Discount when you sign up for all three!
- GreenAllies received a grant to complete the Arboretum’s Master Plan including a Low Ropes Course and a Children’s Forest Trail. Work will begin this spring and continue throughout 2016.
- Franklin Institute will provide the funding for GreenAllies to run a Climate Change Action Summit for college students at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. College volunteers will be trained in climate action projects for middle and high school students for the purpose of serving as mentors during the upcoming school year. The goal is to inspire student environmental projects across the region.
- Emerald Ash Borer: The invasive insect is forcing the township to cut down all the ash trees near trails and other “targets” throughout the township. Althouse Arboretum has over 200 ash trees on its property. Plans are being formulated to cut some trees immediately; monitor and cut other ash trees when needed in the future; and to SAVE some of the most important trees through chemical treatment. Looking for supporters to sponsor a tree and help fund the chemical treatment to SAVE THE TREES.