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FCFP Sponsors Earth Day Event

At Rider Park Saturday, April 22

April 22 is Earth Day, an occasion to celebrate and be aware of our environment and nature. The folks at the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania have a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day with an event at Rider Park that day.

FCFP officials state that three activities will focus on the theme of “Investing in Our Planet.” Attendees can participate in all three activities or choose which activities are most appealing to them. Due to limited parking at Rider Park, participants must pre-register for this event by calling the Community Foundation at 570-321-1500.

Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – BIRD WALK

Explore the Francis Kennedy Trail and look for blue birds and other birds that frequent Rider Park with Lycoming Audubon Society members, Fred Stiner and Bruce Buckle. Meet in the Parking Lot at 8 a.m.

10:00 a.m.-12 p.m.- HANDS ON PLANTING

Help plant bird habitat. Volunteer to help plant native trees and shrubs on the edges of the meadow. Bring your gloves and planting tools. Meet at Rider Park Pavilion at 10 a.m.

Hike Cheryl’s Trail with Rider Park staff. Explore tree identification, invasive non-native shrubs, and look for signs of spring. Meet in the Pavilion at 2 p.m.

Rider Park is one of Pennsylvania’s great scenic and recreational treasures, featuring 867 acres of private land available to the public 365 days a year, from dawn to dusk, for hiking, trail running, mountain bike riding, cross country skiing and other low-impact recreational activities. The Park, located in Warrensville, Pa/offers over 10 miles of major and secondary trails leading to three breathtaking vistas. Rider Park is owned and operated by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. Choose from four major trails (plus supporting trails) offering terrain for all fitness levels. Combine trails for longer hikes or link up with a trail in adjacent Loyalsock State Forest. Plan your journey to take in one of three beautiful vistas: Doe Pen, Katy Jane East, and Katy Jane South.

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