DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 20

Earth Day Work Day

Join our volunteer team to beautiful the top area of the park for earth day! We will be gardening, mulching, weeding, planting flowers, trimming,...

Sunrise Hike - POSTPONED

This hike is being postponed to a future weekend. ***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register"...

Hyner View Trail Challenge

This is not a park event. This event has been listed for your information and planning purposes. For more information, please visit...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

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...

Eagle Watch

We are going on an Eagle Watch! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about America’s fascinating national bird, hopefully see bald Eagles, and...

Annual Woodsy Owl Work Day

This annual volunteer day/weekend is used to spruce up the park for the coming summer season. Past projects have included leaf raking, fire ring cleaning,...

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day in the park! We will be holding several cleanup and beautification projects throughout the day. There will be projects for all ages to...

Earth Day

Help beautify Black Moshannon State Park! Projects include trail maintenance, painting, winter debris removal, gardening, and litter pickup. Some campsites...

Earth Day Tree Planting

Join volunteers and park staff and help complete a variety of tasks throughout the park. This year we will be focusing on planting native trees in specific...

Volunteers building trail.

Join us Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM to 12 PM to continue construction of the 1.4-mile loop of the Hearth Tender Trail by digging, clearing, and tamping...

Lake Clean-up

Join park staff in a lake clean-up! There will be two lake clean-up opportunities offered. You may walk around the lake or you may paddle. Please meet at the...

Spring Clean Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for the summer season! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1...we will provide...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate spring by helping to restore native habitats at Jennings. Invasive plants are a major factor in the decline of native plant species and also impact...

Trail Work Volunteer Days

Come out with our trail crew volunteers to improve the hiking experience at Kings Gap! Work may include: Installing signs, maintaining trails, opening...

DCNR Conservation Volunteer Logo with mountains, a sun, and 3 silhouettes of people

Join the Friends of Vosburg Neck State Park for their first work day of the year! In honor of Earth Day, we will be participating in the Pick Up Pennsylvania...

Spring Stroll

Take a walk with the park naturalist to enjoy the start of the spring season. We’ll look at the signs of spring and enjoy the time outdoors after the long...

2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 2600 acres of forest, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. Join us to get more comfortable hiking the...

Basics of Trout Fishing

The Family Fishing Program is for families with little or no fishing experience. Participants learn basic fishing skills and get to practice those skills...

CANCELED Garden Clean Up Volunteer Day

CANCELED It’s almost Earth Day! Join Park staff as we work on several projects to get the park looking its best for the busy season. We’ll be cleaning up...

Clean Up Day

Volunteers are needed to help with Earth Day clean up at Frances Slocum State Park. Possible projects may include litter pick up, leaf/mulch raking, or...

Earth Day 2024: Park Clean-Up

Happy Earth Day! Celebrate our one and only planet as we all do our part to keep our environment clean from litter and dumping. We are looking for...

Earth Day Celebration

Join us to celebrate Earth Day! Volunteers can choose to help with several different projects either at Laurel Hill State Park or Kooser State Park. Lunch...

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Meet at the Park Office (South Shore) - Moraine Come celebrate Earth Day...

Earth Day Volunteer Work Day

Help us celebrate Earth Day. Join us for our first scheduled monthly Volunteer Workday of the year. Projects will include work on the extension of the...

Litter Pick-Up

Please join Friends of Cook Forest as we pick up litter along our designated portion of Forest Road. We’ll meet at the Log Cabin Environmental Learning...

Ryerson Station Spring Cleanup

Interested in volunteering for the park? Stop by the park office starting at 10:00 and ask questions on volunteer opportunities at the park and help in...

Signs of Spring Hike

Looking for a way to beat the winter doldrums? Join us as we search for wildflowers, new plant growth, migrating birds and other signs of spring. Be prepared...

Spring Wildflower Hike

Join us for our annual observance of spring wildflowers. We will meet at Cucumber Falls Parking lot. The hike is short and easy. Along the way we will...

Writing in the Woods

Join local author, Jim Busch, for a family-friendly nature journaling workshop at Forbes State Forest. Explore how to express your experiences in nature on...

Earth Day Weekend Tree Planting!

Looking for a special way to spend your Earth Day weekend? Grab you family and friends and come out to help beautify Poe Valley State Park! This Earth Day...

Earth Day Nature Walk

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with a walk in Pinchot's woods. Led by the park naturalist, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately...

Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale Online

This is no fooling-the Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale site is now active and ready for your orders. The website will be...

DiscoverE Backpack Loaner Program

April 12, 2024 – October 7, 2024 Locust Lake State Park will be offering a new program this year. DiscoverE is a program offered at PA state parks by the...

Eagle Watch

Bald Eagle nesting season is upon us! Please join park volunteers, Garland and Patrick Eicher, at the Wildlife Viewing Area Gazebo for a view of the park’s...

Park Clean Up

Want to do a good deed and enjoy a spring day outside as well? Sign up your self, group or family for a park clean up. The park will provide the garbage...

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

Walk with a Ranger: Invasive Plants

Take a nature walk with a ranger and learn about non-native plants and their impact on Pennsylvania’s ecosystems. Gain helpful methods you can use to stop...

A red spotted newt stands on a leaf littered forest floor

Learn more about the amphibians in Pennsylvania and then venture through the park to see if we can discover some of their habitat. We will be driving from...

CANCELED - Sustainable Camping

Join us as we look at how we can be more environmentally friendly when we go camping. We will look at the DCNR Green Campsite and learn how to apply the...

All About Turkeys

With turkey season right around the corner, it’s just a matter of time until we hear the sound of gobbles echoing through the woods. Join Mercy from the...

Saturday, April 20