Events

September 13, 2017
  • What are Dauphin County's Resources Worth?

    September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 E Derry Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

    Have you considered how much money we could save by preserving our resources instead of mitigating for their loss? How clean air and water benefit our health? How much local businesses depend on these resources, and how much protected land brings recreation to our County? Flood and pollution control, pollination, health, recreation, property values, wildlife habitat, clean air, clean water, healthy vegetation—all of these are affected by how we treat our resources. They have a price that we don’t usually include in our bottom line when we destroy them.
     
    To have a true picture of our local economy, this natural capital has to be included in the tally sheet. A new study has been completed called Dauphin County Return on Environment, the Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits. Through the Kittatinny Coalition, led by Audubon PA, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and land trusts up and down the mountain ridges—including Manada Conservancy, and with the help of PA DCNR, this study has recently been completed.

    Come and learn what we found out!

     John Rogers, of Keystone Conservation Trust, completed the study and will present what was learned about our resource-rich county, and how everyone from individual landowners to corporations and municipalities can benefit from protecting these resources.

    This program is free and open to the public.
    Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office
    at (717) 566-4122 or office@manada.org.
    www.manada.org

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September 17, 2017
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Insects

    September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

    ~ A Kids program presented in partnership with the Hershey Public Library ~

    Ever wondered what's going on in the lawn in front of the Hershey Public Library? Come join the Manada Conservancy and learn about riparian buffers and why they are important for our community. Then take a walk on the wild side and learn about the amazing insects that make their home there. After the program, take a "field trip" down to the riparian buffer and see how many buffer bugs you can find!

    Parents are required to attend with their children. Please dress for outdoor conditions. The program, geared towards kids in K-5th grade, will be approximately one hour long and will be held rain or shine.

    This program is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at (717) 566-4122 or office@manada.org.

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September 24, 2017
  • 2nd Annual Music Over the Mountains, Bluegrass & BBQ Benefit

    September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Wind In The Willows, 35 Webster School Rd, Grantville, PA 17028, USA

    Enjoy bluegrass tunes with Colebrook Road and the Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble while savoring barbecue by Forrest's Feed Co. Visit http://www.manada.org/music-over-the-mountains/ for ticket details!

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October 19, 2017
  • Building Climate Resiliency: Community-based Solutions to a Global Challenge

    October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 E Derry Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA

    Save the Date!
    Join us on October 19th when Diane Husic returns to give us an update and overview of Climate Change, from her both local and worldly experience. Diane, a Pennsylvania resident, who lives in the Kittatinny Corridor, is Chairperson and Professor of the Dept of Biological Sciences at Moravian College. She is deeply involved in the science of climate change locally as well as being a representative to global climate change summits representing Moravian College. 

    More details to come soon!

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