A controlled hunt will be conducted in the next six months by the Park Service staff at Gettysburg Battlefield and the Eisenhower National Historic Site to thin the deer herd by about 150 animals. The population spiked recently to 80 animals per square mile. The goal is 25 animals per square mile.
The hunt will be conducted at night and in areas closed to the public. The venison will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg. A portion of that will return to Adams County. Last year 17,000 pounds of venison was donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
An overabundance in the deer population can prevent forest regeneration and stress the ecosystem. They cause damage to private property, farms, fields and can interfere with overall park management.
Community Colleges are a great alternative to four-year institutions because of the price differential and flexibility they offer. For a fraction of the cost associated with traditional four-year institutions, students can work full-time and attend classes around their busy schedules for a substantially lower cost per credit hour.
HACC’s York College branch has seen tremendous growth. The York campus saw a 34% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2009. Enrollment stands and 2,900 students, which is up 5% since the Spring 2010 semester. There is competition in the York market for college students. York College, Penn State York and nearby Millersville University already compete for students. To have the student body swell to nearly 3,000 students in only 8 years demonstrates a need in the York market for affordable education.
The York branch is the fastest growing campus in the HACC family. HACC has campuses in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Lancaster and York as well as a Virtual Campus. There are more than 23,000 students are enrolled at HAAC’S five brick and mortar campuses and over 5,300 at the Virtual Campus (online courses).