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Programs & Events
2021

Last updated: April 2, 2021



At a Glance

TREE PRUNING CLASS, Saturday, April 3, 10 am

FIRST SPRING HIKE, Saturday, April 10, 1 pm

ALASKA ADVENTURES, Sunday, April 11, 1 pm

PARK CLEANUP DAY, Saturday, April 17, 9 am

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, Thursday, April 22, 10 am

ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING, Friday, April 30, time TBA

ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEANUP, Saturday, May 1, 10 am

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND BIRD WALK, Saturday, May 8, 8 am

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, May 15, 10 am

YOGA IN THE PARK, Saturday, May 15, 1 pm

WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS, Sunday, May 16, 1 pm

IDENTIFYING BIRDS BY SONG, Saturday, May 22, 8 am

GET THE GARDEN GROWING, Saturday, May 22, 1 pm

DOGGIE HIKE, Friday, June 4, 6:30 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, June 19, 10 am

YOGA IN THE PARK, Saturday, June 19, 1 pm

FULL MOON HIKE, Wednesday, June 23, 8 pm

DOGGIE HIKE, Friday, June 25, 6:30 pm



Program Information

 √ For all programs, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  Meet at the Wheaton House, unless otherwise indicated.

  Friends of Salt Springs Park members will receive a discount on some program fees.

 Programs may be cancelled because of bad weather, low registration, or other unforeseen circumstance.

 For last minute updates, call the park at 570-967-7275.
April


Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. till noon - TREE PRUNING CLASS

Yearning for spring and summer bounty? There is still time to prepare for it. Whether your goal is a tidy home landscape or a large fruit crop, pruning your trees properly is imperative. Retired forester Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what, and when to cut. He'll focus on several species of trees. Bring your questions; the discussion is interactive. Fee: $10; members, $5.



Saturday, April 10, 1 p.m. - FIRST SPRING HIKE

Take a break from your taxes, or just give yourself a treat and head for the hills of Salt Springs Park. We'll meet and then choose which trail to explore. Maybe we'll even find new life teeming in a vernal pool. All hiking levels welcome. Fee: Free-will donation.







Sunday, April 11, 2 to 4 p.m. - ALASKA ADVENTURES

Sandy Babuka has been a tour guide at Denali National Park and Preserve for 4 years and an environmentalist all her life. Come listen to her adventure stories and participate in the discussion about climate change and how our decisions and choices can make a difference. Meet at the Wheaton House for registration and move to the outdoor Williams Pavilion for the presentation. Dress accordingly. Seating provided at picnic tables, or bring your own. Fee: Free-will donation.






Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. - PARK SPRING CLEANUP - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need volunteers for this annual spring workday. We clear trails, cut up downed trees, split logs, stack firewood, rake lawns and flowerbeds, clean the buildings, pull invasive species, assemble picnic tables, paint signs, and more.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Free food, drinks, and T-shirts provided to all volunteers. If you can make it, let us know by e-mail or phone (570-967-7275) so we have sufficient supplies on hand.






Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 12; again 4 to 6 p.m. - CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

Did you know that trees produce nearly 30% of the earth's oxygen? Come plant trees with us and learn about our riparian buffer project. We'll talk about native trees and their benefits to us and wildlife as we walk along North Creek Trail. Bring a small shovel and gloves to participate in our hands-on tree-planting demo. Accessing North Creek Trail involves a stream crossing, so wear boots for this route; an alternative, dry route will also be shown. Fee: Free-will donation.



Friday, April 30, time TBA - ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING

The Friends have taken on a 3-year project. We planted over 700 native trees and shrubs along Silver Creek to create a riparian buffer. Such buffers help stabilize creeks, enhance stream quality, and increase wildlife habitats. Mark the date on your calendar and look for further details on Facebook.



May



Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. - ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEANUP

Help us clean the roadsides in and around Salt Springs Park. We work in teams. Bring a truck if you can. We provide bags, safety vests, and gloves. Free.







Saturday, May 8, 8 to 10 a.m. - MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND BIRD WALK

Treat Mom to a lovely spring morning of bird watching. May is an active month for birds, with the males flaunting their best colors and performances for the ladies. Nancy Wottrich will guide our identification of birds by sight, song, or habitat. This is a great experience for kids and for those just getting started in this exciting pastime. Bring binoculars, field guides, and your curiosity about the avian world. Nancy VanCott will also show one of the Birding Backpacks which are available for checkout from the Susquehanna County Library. Program fee: Free-will donation.






Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

Once a month from May through September (on 6/19, 7/17, 8/7, and 9/4) we'll provide a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.





Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 to 9 p.m. - YOGA IN THE PARK

Join us for a Vinyasa Flow (Yoga) Practice along Silver Creek. Beginners are welcome. Led by Friends' members Tressa Tedino and Ramona Kacyvenski. Bring a yoda mat or blanket and drinking water. Afterward, for anyone interested, we'll pick a trail and take a hike. Fee: $5; $15/family; members, free.





Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m. - WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS!

Come celebrate spring in the park and enjoy a family-friendly activity. Let's see how many wildflowers we can identify and photograph along a 1.5-mile easy to moderate hike. Program fee: $5/person; members, free.








Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m. - IDENTIFYING BIRDS BY SONG

Have you ever heard a bird nearby but struggled to find it with your binoculars? In springtime, birds sing to defend their territory and to attract mates, and each bird's song is as unique as the bird itself. Kelly Finan will lead our exploration of different types of bird songs and strategies for identifying common birds using the sounds they make. If you have them, bring binoculars, field guides, and a smartphone. Fee: Free-will donation.





Saturday, May 22, 1 p.m. - GET THE GARDEN GROWING

There is nothing like fresh picked greens and tomatoes for a summer salad. We plant herbs and vegetables in raised beds in the organic garden at Salt Springs, with flowers and shrubs surrounding the area. Penn State Master Gardeners will share some tips about starting and cultivating gardens. Come with questions and gloves, as this is an interactive, hands-on program. All participants will receive some free seeds. Children are welcome! Program fee: $5/person; members, free.





June



Friday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. - DOGGIE HIKE

Bring your dog along on a hike, led by Tyler Krowiak, for some canine comradery. Please bring socialized dogs only, as well as a leash and clean-up bags. Fee: $5; members, free.





Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

Archery is one of the fastest growing sports today. This is the second of our five summer archery programs. Come for one or all! This is a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.





Saturday, June 19, 1 p.m. - YOGA IN THE PARK

Join us for a Vinyasa Flow (Yoga) Practice along Silver Creek. Beginners are welcome. Led by Friends' members Tressa Tedino and Ramona Kacyvenski. Bring a yoda mat or blanket and drinking water. Afterward, for anyone interested, we'll pick a trail and take a hike. Fee: $5; $15/family; members, free.



Wednesday, June 23, 8:00 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Come explore the park by the light of the moon. Bring a flashlight and a snack to share around a campfire afterward.Fee: $5; $15/family; members, free.






Friday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. - DOGGIE HIKE

Bring your dog along on a hike, led by Tyler Krowiak, for some canine comradery. Please bring socialized dogs only, as well as a leash and clean-up bags. Fee: $5; members, free.






July






Saturday, July 3, 7 p.m. - ALL-AMERICAN MUSIC

Greg Neff's style has been described as "early seventies, So-Cal soft rock." His passion is playing '60s and '70s tunes on his acoustic guitar, which he does most nights in the Binghamton area. Early influences were the Beatles, James Taylor, and Donovan, and many who have heard Greg play come away relaxed, happy, and amazed that they knew not only every song they heard but every lyric, too.

As always, we'll honor the birth of America with some patriotic tunes as well.

Bring something to sit on and marshmallows to toast afterward. Held at the Williams Pavilion. Free, but we pass the hat.