Events

Saturday, May 6

2017 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference

Where Land Meets Water: Protecting Our Farmland,Natural Lands and Waterways. The Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, organized by the Pennsylvania...

2017 Swatara Sojourn - 29th Anniversary

29th Annual Swatara Sojourn - "Let the River Lead You" (approximately 30 miles) Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 2017 9:00 am - 5 pm each day REGISTRATION:...

Cleanup Day at Greenwood Furnace

PROGRAM ADVISORY - 5/5/17 - Due to the weather forecast for Saturday morning, we have decided to cancel our Clean-up Day event. greenwoodfurnacesp@pa.gov

Early Spring Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, John Domalakes, will lead an early morning bird walk on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 am. The walk will begin in the...

Pittsburgh Marathon

The Pittsburgh Marathon was held annually from 1985-2003. Revived in 2009, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon debuted with a sold-out field of...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

ATV Safety Class

Pennsylvania DCNR Safety Classes for ages 8-15 and the ATV Safety Institute Classes for ages 6 and up are now being scheduled. Contact the instructor,...

Project WET Teacher Workshop

Update: This workshop has been cancelled. Please join Pennsylvania State Park Environmental Educators for a 1-day Project WET Workshop for K-12 Grade...

Cancelled - Mile Hill Clean-Up, Derry Township

This event will involve a cleanup on private lands open to public access. Those planning to attend should dress in long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves and...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Great American Cleanup of PA

Cleaning up the Falls Trail. Please contact Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or call 570-477-7780 to register.

Jacobsburg BioBlitz 2017!

Please join us for this all-day event as we survey the biodiversity of Jacobsburg. This event is open to the public! Bioblitz demonstrations will be...

Lakewide Shoreline Cleanup

The park is looking for volunteers to help clean up litter along the park's 35 miles of shoreline. We will provide bags and gloves. This is a registered...

Trail Care Day-Rescheduled for July 15 due to weather!

Join Nolde Forest EE Center staff and Keystone Trails Association volunteers for a day of trail maintenance. No prior trail work experience required. Tools...

Volunteer Spring Clean-Up Day

Sizerville State Park is looking for volunteers to help beautify the park. We will work on trail maintenance, winter debris removal, gardening, building...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. All trail clean ups meet at 9:00am...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap needs volunteers to help with park projects! Registration requested via email. For more information or to register, contact Sarah Berg at...

Youth Fishing Festival

Children ages 12 and under are invited to fish for free in a new location at the Pressley Ridge Pond. Participants will be given a free lunch and a chance to...

Chester Springs Model Yacht Club

Model Yacht Club racing events - must be a member of Chester Springs Model Yacht Club to participate.

Coyotes - Band of Brothers

Find out how much coyotes are like us. After a short lecture and a game, we'll set out on an easy one mile hike to search for signs of coyotes and other...

Girls Scout Day - Geocaching   CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATIONS

This event is mainly intended for Junior Girl Scouts working on their Geocacher badge, but is also open to Cadette and Senior scouts who are working on...

Natural Impressions 6th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Show  "All Things that Flower"

Enjoy 8x10” photography, mixed media paper and canvas, clay and tabletop sculptures submitted by students grades 1 through college, with award ribbons and...

Pinchot Sailing Club Sailboat Race

The Pinchot Sailing Club is holding a sailboat race on Pinchot Lake. For additional information, please contact Rich Alioth at (717) 975-0879.

Wildflower Walk

Experience the beauty of McConnells Mill with a walk in the lovely Hell’s Hollow valley. Despite the name, it is one of the most charming places to...

Long Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 am. The hike is 9 miles in length and moderate in...

Geocaching 101

Do you ‘gotta cache ‘em all’? Learn about geocaching through this beginner level program focusing on how to use a GPS to locate hidden treasures in the...

Weed Walk for International Herb Day

Learn about medicinals growing around us, especially weeds - ubiquitous botanicals that offer many healing properties. Meet at the Tom Ridge Environmental...

White Clay Creek Annual Creek Festival

Join DCNR White Clay Creek Preserve, DNREC White Clay Creek State Park, Friends of WCCP, Friends of WCCSP, National Park Service and many partner...

7th Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest

Beer lovers rejoice! The 7th annual Washington Crossing Brewfest, proudly supported by First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown, will be held on...

'Springtime Edibles' for International Herb Day

Meet at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Front Desk and then car-share, exploring local environments for edibles of all sorts. Terrains will be gentle and...

Extreme Weather Movie on the Big Green Screen

Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone to view one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet. Witness the effects...

Little Falls Wildflower Hike

Take a moderately difficult 1.5 mile hike to search for wildflowers like Wake Robin and Jack in the Pulpit on this beautiful trail.

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Take a guided tour of Shoaff’s Mill. Regularly open on Saturdays & Sundays 1PM to 3PM from May through the 3rd weekend of October, this nineteenth century...

The Beauty of Botany Series

Dr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics during a forest walk for hands-on indentification. These programs are most suitable for adults. See...

Wildflower Talk & Walk

Spring has finally sprung and with it all the long anticipated spectacular spring flowers are now in bloom! Join the park educator along with special guest,...

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, May 6 1:00 PM Meet: Park Office Registration required. Join renowned botanist Dr. Tim Block on a wildflower walk in the park. You never know what...

Orienteering for Beginners

Try a new sport: orienteering. Learn how to use a compass and map to make your way throughout the park to find orienteering markers. Loaner compasses will...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Join DCNR educator, Eric Rensel, for an informative hike around the center. Learn to identify some of our woodland spring colors and learn some wildflower...

Extreme Weather Movie on the Big Green Screen

Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone to view one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet. Witness the effects...

Know Your Natives - Native Plants at Point State Park

Join our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn about the native plant species in Point State Park. The program will last for an hour...

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet Movie on the Big Green Screen

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great...

Saturday, May 6