Educational Workshops


Thanks to a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) we will be hosting a two educatonal workshops in early 2018. We are in the planning process and information is constantly being updated. This is our current information:

Date & Location Information is Available on our Events Page.

  Greening Our Cities and Towns

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Trees can transform the appearance and livability of our cities and towns. Modern civilization creates plenty of hard infrastructure covering the landscape -- roads and bridges, parking lots, water and sewer pipes, and power lines strung along thousands of poles. But healthy communities use trees and greenery to offset the negative environmental aspects of all this "hardscape." Trees -- especially large canopy trees -- can absorb an enormous amount of rainwater and hold it on their leaves, allowing it to trickle slowly into the ground over time. The canopy of big trees can cover streets, parking lots, and rooftops, even in densely developed areas like traditional towns. One large canopy tree can absorb 1,000 gallons of rainwater over the course of an average year. And trees planted along streams and rivers can prevent rainwater, soil, and pollutants from being washed into waterways.

This workshop will be presented byThomas Hylton, Speaker and Author of the book "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns". To learn more about Mr. Hylton join us for this workshop on April 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameraon St., Harrisburg, PA 17101 or
Link to Hylton's Website

  Watershed Decisions - To Be Annouced

Watershed Decisions is a hands-on, inquiry based activity that helps older youth and adults learn about water quality issues surrounding small watersheds and the decision making processes that go into improving those water quality issues. As "new members" of a community organization interested in improving local water quality, Watershed Decisions participants role-play while examining simulated water samples, exploring the land users in their community, and then creating a plan for improving their watershed on a limited budget. There is no one solution to this activity and the results are dependent upon the creativity, opinions, and ideas of the participants.