March 9, 2017
  • State of the Swatara Greenway

    March 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Perking Point, 257 Hershey Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    When Manada Conservancy first started, in 1997, our primary focus was the Swatara Greenway. In the last 20 years, we’ve worked hard to increase awareness and protection of this beautiful and important stream corridor—through outright acquisition, partnerships and voluntary landowner stewardship. In 2008 we presented a panel discussion about the Greenway and how better to protect it. A lot has changed since then! March 9th, please join us for our next panel presentation of the State of the Greenway. It will include mapping of current status, a discussion of WHY the Greenway is so important, a case study of good stewardship, and our plans for the future, through partnerships, continued stewardship, education and conservation.

    Manada President Rich Zaino

    Panel Speakers:
    Lori K. Yeich ~ Recreation and Conservation Manager, PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources, Central PA Regional Office

    Nate McKelvie ~ Asst. Instructional Advisor, Environmental Center, Agriculture and Environmental Education, Milton Hershey School

    Jennifer Hine ~ Manada Conservancy Executive Director and Swatara Greenway Coordinator

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

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April 27, 2017
  • The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity

    April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lower Dauphin High School, 201 S Hanover St, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    An evening with Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke, co-authors of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity
    presented by Manada Conservancy & the Appalachian Audubon Society

    The richness of life in any landscape is linked to the richness of its layers. Using chickadees and other wildlife as guides we will explore how layers of native plants evolved with local wildlife. Join us as we learn to enhance our ability to see these layers and to create them in our own landscapes. Manada Conservancy is privileged to present two of the nation’s leading authorities on the interplay of design, native plants and wildlife.

    Doug Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of the award winning book, “Bringing Nature Home.” He is a much sought after speaker and has inspired many with his compelling message on the importance of gardening with native plants in order to provide vital habitat to sustain local wildlife.

    Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. His vast experience includes 20 years serving on the staff at Longwood Gardens. In addition, Darke has served as a horticultural consultant for numerous diverse public landscapes nationwide.

    This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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April 29, 2017
  • Manada Conservancy's 17 Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

    April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Boro Park, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    Check back for our online native plant pre-sale in February! More details to come soon.

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