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Outdoor workshop series this summer


June 18, 2014

REGION — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a series of three free educational workshops this summer. The Family Tree series will provide hands-on learning outdoors in three different locations, including the new woodland trails at the conservancy’s Bethel, NY office.

All ages are welcome, and participants may attend any or all of the sessions. Families will learn together about topics including mapping your property, plant ID and tree planting, backyard wildlife and forest health. Participants will receive field packs to help them get to know their own forests and learn how to care for them, participate in craft projects such as birdhouse building and other activities, and learn about the wide variety of plants in their own backyards.

Program dates are June 28, “Boards to Birdhouses” in Pike County, PA; July 12, “Tree Identification and Woodland Trails” in Sullivan County, NY; and August 2, “Goods from the Woods” in Pike County, PA, in conjunction with the annual Festival of Wood at Grey Towers National Historic Site. The programs run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snacks will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a picnic lunch.

To reserve your space, call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org. Workshops are co-sponsored with the Grey Towers Heritage Association.