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Programs & Events
2019

Last updated: February 14, 2019



At a Glance

LEARN TO SNOWSHOE, Sunday, March 3, 1 pm

OH! THE MANY FEET WE MEET! Saturday, March 9, 11 am

WHOOO GIVES A HOOT? OWL AND NIGHT HIKE, Saturday, March 23, 7 pm

TREE PRUNING CLASS, Saturday, March 30, 1 pm

"TAKE A BREAK" HIKE, Saturday, April 6, 1 pm

CHAINSAW DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Saturday, April 13, 9 am

BUILDING HOMES FOR BIRDS, Sunday, April 14, 1 pm

TRAIL DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Saturday, April 27, 9 am

RECYCLE MANIA, Sunday, April 28, 1 pm

TREE PLANTING, Sunday, April 28, 2:30 pm

ANNUAL ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP, Sunday, May 5, 10 am

WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS! Sunday, May 5, 1 pm

NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION COUNT, Saturday, May 11, 7:30 am

FULL MOON HIKE, Saturday, May 18, 8:30 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Sunday, May 19, 2 pm

STAR PARTY, Saturday, June 1, 8:30 pm

CONFETTI QUILT, Sunday, June 2, 1 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, June 8, 10 am

FULL MOON HIKE, Saturday, June 15, 8:30 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.
March






Sunday, March 3, 1 p.m. - LEARN TO SNOWSHOE!

Come out of hibernation in search of some late-winter wonders. We will provide snowshoes and poles—just wear your winter boots. Basic instruction will be given to those new to this winter sport. Children welcome. In case of inappropriate weather conditions, the outing will be rescheduled. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members and kids, free.








Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. - OH! THE MANY FEET WE MEET!

Most mammals that live in the woods lead largely secret lives. Learn about those common in the park. We'll follow their tracks (in the snow or mud!) and look for other signs of activity. Dress for the weather, and meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; members and kids, free.





Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m. - WHOOO GIVES A HOOT? FULL MOON HIKE

As we wait for the moon to rise, Rich Fritsky will give a short presentation on our native owls. Then we'll wander the woods "calling in" some owls common in the forest. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; members, free.





Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m. - TREE PRUNING CLASS

Yearning for spring and summer bounty? March is the perfect time to prune for it. Focusing on several different species, retired forester Jim Kessler will discuss and demonstrate the why, where, how, what, and when to cut. Bring your questions; the discussion is interactive. Fee: $10; members, $5.



April

Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m. - "TAKE A BREAK" HIKE

Take a break from your taxes and head for the hills of Salt Springs Park. We'll tackle one of the lesser traveled trails, with a 3-mile easy to moderate loop. Along the way we'll talk about the benefits of exercise and look for hidden gems. Wear appropriate layers and sturdy shoes, and bring snacks, drinks, and a camera or notepad. Meet at the Wheaton House. Program fee: $5; members, free.




Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - CHAINSAW DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Come tackle the trees with us on this first day of park cleaning in April. We take down dead and/or dangerous trees and cut them into firewood to sell. Bring chainsaws and trucks if you can.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Free food, drinks, and T-shirts provided to all volunteers. Please pre-register by e-mail or phone (570-967-7275) so we have sufficient supplies on hand.







Sunday, April 14, 1 to 3 p.m. - BUILD YOUR OWN BIRD BOX

As the spring season approaches, your backyard birds are thinking about building a home and raising a family. Evan Mann, local birder and Friends' member, will teach us how to attract birds to our properties by offering them nest box homes. Learn which species will use these boxes, where best to place them in your landscape, and how to be a "good landlord" so their young successfully fledge. After a 45-minute A / V presentation (with lots of beautiful pictures), we will move to the Carriage Barn where you will assemble the nest box that you have pre-ordered with your class registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please pre-register by March 17 (570-967-7275 or friends@saltspringspark.org). Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $20 per nest box plus $5/person; members, free.





Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. - TRAIL DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On this second day of park cleaning in April, we tackle everything else! We'll finish up with the firewood; clear trails, lawns, and flowerbeds; clean the buildings; attack invasive species; and more. We need volunteers like you to help.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves. Free food, drinks, and T-shirts provided to all volunteers. Please pre-register by e-mail or phone (570-967-7275) so we have sufficient supplies on hand.



Sunday, April 28 - CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

We offer two afternoon activities. Come for one or both. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; members and kids free.

1 p.m. Recycle Mania. Test your sleuthing skills on a scavenger hunt for recyclable items. Race against time (and your opponents) to collect all the items and put them in their proper recycle bin. Prizes for all.

2:30 p.m. Tree Planting. Trees produce nearly 30% of the earth's oxygen. Learn more about them and help us plant a few near our native garden. Bring gloves - this will be a hands-on learning experience.. The first 20 participants will receive a bare-root sapling for their own yards.