September 26, 2018
  • A Few Small Things...of the Kittatinny Corridor

    September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Dauphin County Ag & Natural Resources Center (Map)

    Rich Zaino, President of Manada Conservancy, will present an intimate look at an assortment of small, easily overlooked, often beautiful natural things that may be found within the Kittatinny Corridor.  They will initially be presented as close-up photos of something unknown. Following their correct identification by the audience, he will discuss a little of their natural history and what makes them awe-inspiring.  This program is suitable for adults and children of 10 years or older.

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

October 7, 2018
  • A Walk in Penn's Woods

    October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    TBA (Map)

    Join us for a guided nature walk during the peak of autumn as part of this state-wide initiative!

    Our guided 1.5 mile walk will explore Capital Region Water’s DeHart Dam and Reservoir in scenic Clarks Valley. This rare opportunity to walk the DeHart Dam will highlight the journey of drinking water from raindrop to the tap and the role we share in stewarding these water resources.  The beautiful area in the surrounding Clarks Valley is home to abundant wildlife, working forest, public lands and clean water. Nature will be observed at its finest with a Manada Conservancy field expert to identify birds, wildlife, flowers and invasive species. Forest and tree health will be discussed along the way.
    Walk participants are advised to wear well-fitting sturdy shoes or boots. Terrain may be uneven and there are moderate inclines. We will meet in the gravel parking lot at the DeHart Dam entrance, approximately 12 miles northeast of Dauphin Pa. and can be accessed from Rt. 325 (Clarks Valley Road). Parking is limited and carpooling is recommended.

    Directions: from Rt. 22/322 take the Rt. 225N exit toward Halifax; keep left on Rt. 225N and travel approximately 2 miles to Rt. 325E. Turn right on Rt. 325E, and travel approximately 12 miles to pull-off on right. Google Maps will identify the pull-off location as "Dehart Dam, Halifax, PA."

    This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required and is limited to 50 participants.  Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at or 717-566-4122.

    Presented in partnership with Dauphin County Woodland Owner’s Association and Capital Region Water

October 23, 2018
  • Climate Change and Penn's Woods: What Does the Future Hold?

    October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory At Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA 17033, USA (Map)

    As the climate changes, plants and animals have three options: adapt, move, or die. This is already beginning to happen in many places across the globe, including here in Pennsylvania. Greg Czarnecki, climate change and research coordinator for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will share his vast understanding of the effects of a changing climate. His presentation will look at the current and projected impacts of climate change on our native species and forests, and the challenges and opportunities conservationists face in helping to ensure their survival.

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