Events

April 22, 2020
  • Earth Day 50th Birthday!

    April 22, 2020

  • Manada Goes to the Movies!

    April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA (Map)

    Join us for a movie night at Midtown Cinema on Earth Day!  

    Two films will be featured that relate to forest ecosystems and Richard Powers’ book, The Overstory.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  At 7 p.m. the show begins with the documentary IntelligentTrees.  This film describes the research on old growth forests which inspiredPowers’ work. Canadian scientist Dr. Suzanne Simard and German forester PeterWohllaben collaborated on this beautiful documentary describing theirdiscoveries. The second film is an interview with Powers that delves into hisinspiration, research, character development, framing of the novel, and itsimpact. 

    Tickets for this special Earth Day showing are $15 and may be purchased online or at the cinema. Ticket sales benefit Manada Conservancy’s mission oflocal land preservation and environmental education.

    In collaboration, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will offer a20% discount on The Overstory and Peter Wohllaben’s The Hidden Lifeof Trees throughout the month ofApril

    Zero Day Brewery, the Cinema’s neighbor, willprovide a special Earth Day beer infusion on movie night. Feel free to grab abrew to enjoy during the movie, or stop in afterwards for a spiriteddiscussion.

     

     

April 23, 2020
  • Creating Wildlife Gardens

    April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA (Map)

    Declines in bird andpollinator populations can be depressing. But they can also be used as a springboard to motivate more people tomake simple efforts to conserve biodiversity. One of the most productive ways to do this is to create or restorehabitats with native plants. In thisfree education program, Ian Stewart from the Delaware Nature Society willfeature tips on using native plants to benefit wildlife habitat.

April 24, 2020
  • Tree Planting along the Swatara Creek

    April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Londonderry Township, PA, USA (Map)

    Tree planting along Swatara Creek

    Volunteers needed!

    Join us for a multi-site tree planting to benefit the health of the Swatara Creek.  If you're interested in volunteering, please contact jdunlap@manada.org.

April 25, 2020
  • Wildwood Park's Wetlands Festival

    April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA (Map)

    Manada Conservancy is participating as an exhibitor at this year's Wetlands Festival.  Stop by our tent for a free red twig dogwood sapling while supplies last!  

    Wetlands Festival is a time to honor Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Join in the celebration with a day of free, fun educational activities. Enjoy musical entertainment and get to know the animals of Wildwood through live animal programs. Attendees participate in engaging environmental activities, enjoy delicious food and explore creative exhibitor displays and unique vendors.

    Free and open to the public.

April 26, 2020
  • Wildflower Walk

    April 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Explore local springwildflowers along the Manada Creek, guided by Manada Conservancy’s own NancyCladel. This free walk on the Horse-ShoeTrail is presented in partnership with the Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy,Hummelstown Historical Society, and South Hanover Township Historical Society. Refreshments will be provided. Directionswill be provided upon registration.

May 2, 2020
  • 20th Annual Native Plant Sale

    May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Herbert A Schaffner Memorial Park, Parkside Ave, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA (Map)

    We hope to see you at the 20th anniversary of Manada Conservancy's Spring Native Plant Sale!  Stop by by to shop our wide range of native perennials, shrubs and trees!  Enjoy live music by Julie Moffitt, children’s activities, and food vendors Sarah's Creamery and Kiwanis Club grill.
     
    Additional local plant vendors will be:
         Go Native Tree Farm
         Heartwood Nursery
         Hungry Hook Farm
         Toadshade Wildflower Farm

    Nature-themed craft vendors will be onsite as well:

         Charlie Peters Stained Glass
         Deb's Birdhouses
         Elemental Expressions
         Jennifer Lynn Becker Fine Art
         Notes with Nature in Mind
         Sally McKeever Pottery

    By creating, enhancing, and restoring native habitat in your home landscape, you contribute directly to sustaining our local environment...and to supporting Manada Conservancy's mission of land conservation, environmental education, and community engagement. 

    Manada members, join us between 8-10am for first pick of plants and complimentary coffee and muffins in thanks for all that you do!  Members also enjoy a 10% discount on plants purchased under the Manada tent.

    ONLINE NATIVE PLANT PRE-SALE open now through April 15  at www.manada.org!

    co-sponsored by Hungry Hook Farm

May 16, 2020
  • Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Harrisburg Area Community College, 1 HACC Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA (Map)

    Make a difference, one step at a time...  Join us in the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! 
    We are combining forces with Highmark and fellow area nonprofits to encourage healthy active lifestyles and a healthy local environment. 

    Join the Manada team for a fun day outdoors with this dog-friendly walk featuring both one mile and 5K options.  All proceeds raised through the Manada Conservancy page will benefit our local land preservation and environmental education efforts.  

    Visit http://hcf.convio.net/manadaconservancy to register as a walker, join a team, or make a donation!