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Programs & Events
2020

Last updated: February 11, 2020



At a Glance

FIRST DAY HIKE REVISITED, Sunday, March 1, 1 p.m.

FULL MOON HIKE, Saturday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.

HELLBENDERS AND OTHER SALAMANDERS, Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m.

TREE PRUNING CLASS, Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE, Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

OWL PROWL - OWLS AND NIGHT HIKE, Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

CHAINSAW DAY, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.

THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF NATURE, Sunday, April 19, 1 p.m.

TRAIL DAY, Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: RECYCLE MANIA, Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: PLANT A TREE, GET ONE FREE, Sunday, April 26, 2:30 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE: GO WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS, Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.

TREE PLANTING, Saturday, May 2, time TBA

FULL MOON HIKE, Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.

SPRING BIRD WALK, Saturday, May 23, 7:30 a.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE, Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.

FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, June 5, 8:30 p.m.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.



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 1, 1 p.m. - FIRST DAY HIKE REVISITED

Come out of hibernation and start the month with an invigorating hike. Maybe we'll see some winter wonders. We'll provide snowshoes and poles if needed; just wear your winter boots. All hiking levels welcome. Fee: $5; $15/family; members, free.



Saturday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Come explore the park by the light of the moon. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards, a flashlight, and an adventurous spirit. Dress for the weather. Fee: $5; $15/family; members, free.




Saturday, March 21, 1 p.m. - HELLBENDERS AND OTHER SALAMANDERS

The eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in the United States. Devin Welch will present on his volunteer work with these mud devils, as they are often called, and incorporate general information on many of our other local salamander species, including their identification and life spans. Live species will be on hand, and the presentation will be followed by a salamander hunt and a vernal pool search for eggs. Fee: $5; members and kids, free.



Sunday, March 22, 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.