September 21, 2019
  • Youth Program: Owl Pellet Lab

    September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Camp Catherine (Derry Township Camping Association), 1275 Swatara Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA (Map)

    Hey kids! Join us for weird science straight from the owls mouth! This program, specifically for middle school aged students, will feature a dissection lab with real owl pellets! Learn about food webs and ecology, animal structures and anatomy, and lots of nature history about owls with Dr. Steve Rannels.

    This program is free, but sign up early as space is limited. Register by emailing or calling (717) 566-4122.

September 28, 2019
  • Palmyra's Great Give

    September 28, 2019

    Join us on September 28th for an all day ONLINE giving event! The Palmyra's Great Give Community Day helps support non-profit organizations in the Palmyra area. Giving to Manada Conservancy is made easy through the website. Simply find our profile and donate. 

    We would also like to see you on the same day for Community Day activities! Celebrate with us at Memorial Park in Palmyra from 10AM to 8PM. There will be fun family-friendly activities and more opportunities to show support for your favorite organizations that are making a local impact!

October 6, 2019
  • 3rd Annual Walk in Penn's Woods

    October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area, 1609 Back Rd, Halifax, PA 17032, USA (Map)

    Manada Conservancy and the Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association have partnered for the 2019 Walk In Penn's Woods.  This 1.5 mile guided walk will be held at Ibberson Conservation Area – East, located in scenic Powell’s Valley.

    This beautiful conservation area is home to abundant wildlife, unique aquatic features, public land, and clean water.  Field expert Ian Gardner will help identify birds, wildlife, flowers, and invasive species.  Additionally, DCNR service forester Andy Brought will discuss forest health and silviculture along the way.

    Walk participants are advised to wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes or boots.  Terrain may be uneven, and there are moderate inclines.  This walk is not wheelchair and stroller friendly.  Please leave pets at home.

    Manada Conservancy and DCWOA will provide water for hikers and participants; please bring your own refillable water bottle.

    This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, please email Manada Conservancy at or call 717-566-4122. 

    Directions:  From PA 322/22, take PA 225 north for 4.5 miles.  Just before entering the village of Matamoras, turn right on Camp Hebron Road (which becomes Back Road) and follow it for 4.5 miles.  Ibberson Conservation Area is on the right.  We will meet at the gravel parking lot at the Ibberson Area Trail Head.

    Coordinating partners include PA Forestry Association, Center for Private Forests, Penn State Extension, DCNR, PA Forest Stewards, and the PA Sustainable Forestry Initiative.  These partners and additional supporters work energetically to create events to entice individuals, families, friends, and neighbors out into Penn's Woods for an enjoyable learning experience.

    Additional information for all walks is available at the Walk In Penn's Woods website. 

October 10, 2019
  • A Watershed Perspective on Stream Water Quality in a Changing Climate

    October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    South Hanover Township Administrative Building, 161 Patriot Way, 161 Hershey Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA (Map)

    Our collective actions are healing historic impacts to stream networks that drain our landscapes.  Progress has been made, and more solutions exist.  But what does the future hold for streams and rivers as water temperature rises and precipitation patterns change?  Answering this question requires taking a broad view of how water moves through our cities, suburbs, farms, and natural areas.  

    This presentation by Scott Ensign (Assistant Director of the Stroud Water Research Center) will introduce concerned citizens to threats to our water quality and solutions in the context of watershed science.

    Please register by emailing or calling (717) 566-4122.

November 14, 2019
  • Loving the Land: The Manada Conservancy Story

    November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    East Hanover Municipal Building, 8848 Jonestown Rd, Grantville, PA 17028, USA (Map)

    Manada Conservancy is a land trust and has preserved over 2500 acres in Dauphin County in the last 21 years. Those years are full of stories—the people, the places, and the challenges of understanding the land and the best ways to preserve it. Every property is different; landowners have stories of their own. How do we navigate this rich and beautiful landscape, and where do we go from here? Join us for reminiscences, news, and photos, and help us celebrate a very successful land preservation year.