September 30, 2021
  • Health of Our Trees

    September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    South Hanover Township Municipal Building, Patriot Way, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA (Map)

    This free educational presentation will provide updates on the health of key tree species in our forests and landscapes.  Beth Brantley (Northeastern Technical Support Specialist with Bartlett Tree Experts) will discuss the impacts of climate change, cultural conditions, insects, and pathogens along with management opportunities. She will also share some of the tools in our toolbox to promote and maintain healthy conditions for trees.  American beech, eastern hemlock and oaks will be featured. 

    Ms. Brantley has a PhD in Plant Pathology from Penn State University and a Masters in Forestry from Duke University.  She taught forestry for over 20 years at Penn State's Mont Alto campus.  She enjoys meeting new plants, people, and pathogens.

    To register, please contact us at or call 717-566-4122.

    Please wear a mask during this program regardless of vaccination status. Thank you.

October 3, 2021
  • Walk in Penn's Woods

    October 3, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Weiser State Forest, Halifax PA (Map)

    Stroll with us through the fall foliage of Weiser State Forest during this year’s Walk in Penn’s Woods.  As we walk through a five-year-old overstory removal, DCNR Forester Andy Brought will discuss this shelterwood /overstory removal system, which is the most common harvesting practice used on state forest land, one which can take 10-12 years. Having young forest is critically important for many nesting song bird and game species.  Naturalist Ian Gardner will be along to describe flora and fauna.

    We will also check out the view from the overlook at the nearby hang-gliding area. On a clear day, one can see Armstrong Valley and Berry's Mountain all the way to the Susquehanna River.

    This walk is flat and on an unpaved, bumpy state forest road; stroller and wheelchair accessibility is at individual discretion.  Pets are welcome on leash and must be kept under control; cleanup after pet is required.

    The Walk is co-sponsored by Manada Conservancy and Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association. 

    Please register for the walk by contacting Manada Conservancy at 717-566-4122 or

    Use this link for directions to the parking area at the end of Wolf Pond Road.,-76.7799772,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c8b4d517c7d595:0x92639068eaf6e779!8m2!3d40.5177364!4d-76.7777885 

October 26, 2021
  • Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for Climate Solutions

    October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory At Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA 17033, USA (Map)

    Biological processes are important in reaching a carbon-negative future that reduces greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Penn State University's Dr. Tom Richard will help us understand the amazing ability of living plants in agriculture and forest ecosystems to remove carbon from the atmosphere.  He will also discuss new approaches to using that plant carbon for energy, manufacturing, and reversing climate change. Join us to learn how Pennsylvania’s assets and new opportunities can contribute to our future sustainability.

    To register for this free program, contact the Manada Conservancy office at 717-566-4122 or