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August 2018

Clarion River Sojourn

August 18 - August 19

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by joining Western Pennsylvania Concservancy for a two-day, 24-mile paddle on the Clarion River on August 18 and 19. Cohosted by WPC and PA DCNR, the Wild and Scenic Clarion River Sojourn will take you by canoe from Hallton to Cooksburg, Pa. You’ll experience a portion of the 52-mile section of the Clarion River from Ridgway, Pa. to the Piney Dam that was federally designated as a part of…

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TTF Roving Naturalists: Guided Walks in Tacony Creek Park

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

NEW SUMMER PROGRAM IN TACONY CREEK PARK!: Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and the Tacony Creek Park Trail Ambassadors every Saturday morning through the end of August for guided nature walks alongside the Creek Mobile. Come explore the park and discover all the wildlife that call Tacony Creek Park home. Meet up Saturday mornings at the Tabor Rd Gateway (Tabor Rd & Olney Ave) at 9am. We’ll be using the free iNaturalist app, so bring a camera or smart phone if…

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Climax Tunnel Opening Celebration

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join PEC, Redbank Valley Trail Association, and Allegheny Valley Land Trust as we celebrate the completion and reopening of the Climax Tunnel. Those who RSVP will receive coupons for Meadows Frozen Custard and lunch catered by Zack’s. Those who don’t register will be able to purchase lunch and frozen custard. Bike rides from the Depot Street Spur in Brookville will start at 8 a.m., from Sumerville at 8:00 a.m., and from New Bethlehem at 10 a.m. Riders are responsible for their…

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Rough Diamond Century Ride And 30 Miler

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The annual Rough Diamond Fundraiser Ride will be held on August 19th. This event includes the traditional mixed surface Rough Diamond Century (100 mile) route, connecting the Rough Diamond trail network, and a 30-mile trail ride along the Westmoreland Heritage Trail (WHT) and West Penn Trail. Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen will provide SAG support and rest stops stocked with snacks, energy drinks, and water for both rides. The 100-mile ride will start at Millvale Riverfront Park at 8 a.m., while the…

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TTF Roving Naturalists: Guided Walks in Tacony Creek Park

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

NEW SUMMER PROGRAM IN TACONY CREEK PARK!: Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and the Tacony Creek Park Trail Ambassadors every Saturday morning through the end of August for guided nature walks alongside the Creek Mobile. Come explore the park and discover all the wildlife that call Tacony Creek Park home. Meet up Saturday mornings at the Tabor Rd Gateway (Tabor Rd & Olney Ave) at 9am. We’ll be using the free iNaturalist app, so bring a camera or smart phone if…

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New Beginnings Paddle

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join the Mon River Towns Program and the National Road Heritage Corridor for the New Beginnings Paddle. This paddle is taking place during the California Riverfest event August 25 and 26. Registration on site will be available at the Library, 100 Wood Street. Students will also be returning to California University that weekend, so it will be a busy community. Parking will be available in town but it may be limited. We recommend you make arrangements to park at the ending…

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September 2018

LHCL Speakers Series

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape is hosting an informal gathering at Vin de Matrix Winery with guest speaker Eric Harder, Yough Riverkeeper, on September 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.   Guests can enjoy complimentary wine tasting and pizza and a cash bar for beer and wine.   Register by email at LHCLRSVP@pecpa.org.

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26th Annual French Creek Cleanup

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join French Creek Valley Conservancy for the biggest day of volunteer stewardship in the French Creek watershed! It’s year 26 for the Annual French Creek Cleanup! Once again, volunteers will come together on the first Saturday after Labor Day, Saturday, September 8, 2018, to make the French Creek watershed an even better place to live, work, and play! Any waterway in the French Creek Watershed is fair game – trash all flows downstream, after all! You can walk the banks…

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For the Trail, On the Trail

September 14 - September 15

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association will again partner with the trail professionals at Penn Trails to offer this unique two-day training event designed for anyone engaged in trail management, maintenance, and/or construction. Participants may choose to attend two full-days, one-full day or a half-day depending on their particular interests. This workshop series offers both hands-on training and classroom instruction, and is eligible for PRPS Recreation Professionals and Landscape Architect CEUs.   Limited space is available. Please register to secure your…

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Laurel Highlands Trail Summit 2018

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape presents Ghost Towns to Boom Towns: Creating Healthy Economies & Communities Through Trails on September 18th at Pour on Center and Amici’s Ristorante in Ebensburg from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about town-to-trail connections, maintenance endowments, legal issues, and business development. Stick around for a walking tour of Ebensburg or a bike tour of the Ghost Town Trail.

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