Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   

 **Please register for all our programs.**
    Call 717-964-3808 or e-mail us at​​​




Great Backyard Bird Count - Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m.  (weather permitting)
Bird watchers of all ages and experience are welcome to join us for this annual winter bird count.  Our list will be submitted to the Audubon Society.  "Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded."  (from the GBBC website)  Bring binoculars if you have them.


Fitness Hike - Sunday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.
This is a faster-paced 4 to 6 miles, and it's so much fun you don't even know you're getting in better shape.

Music by the Fireplace - Sunday, March 4, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Our bluegrass music jam tradition continues with toe-tapping tunes and sing-along songs.  Bring your stringed instrument or come just to listen and relax.

Boating Safety Course - Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
​PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Basic Boating Course meets the PA requirements for boating safety certificates which are required for anyone who operates a personal water craft. The course is for anyone 10 years of age and older. A donation is requested for the course.   Registration is required. Please register by March 8 by calling the office or e-mailing

3rd Saturday Volunteer Work Day - Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Our monthly volunteer work date has changed to the 3rd Saturday of every month, but the jobs are the same.  Weather permitting, there will be trail maintenance, litter pickup, and more.

Golden Eagle Hikers - Sunday, March 25, 1:30 p.m.
(Trail conditions and weather permitting) Let's get our winter-lazy muscles working with a 2- to 3- mile hike in the awakening woods.  For hikers over the age of 50.  Wear sturdy shoes.

DVOA Orienteering Event - Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m.

Calling all orienteers, young and old alike!!  The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association is again sponsoring this exciting orienteering event for all skill levels.  Visit their website for more information about the sport and events:

DVOA Beginning Orienteering Class - Saturday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.

​If you'd like to learn more about the sport of orienteering, this class is for you.  After the class, you'll be able to go out and put your new skills to use.


***SAVE THE DATE*** April 14 - Backyard Rain Gardens - All Day!

This day-long event will feature workshops on rain gardens and storm water management, creating your own rain garden for your property, plants for sunny and not-so-sunny gardens, a children's program, shrub care and pruning, and a native plant sale.  Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule.


Board Meetings


7:15 pm

January 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 19, 2018

August 16, 2018

September 20, 2018

October 25, 2018

November 15, 2018

December - No Meeting

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