Outdoors notices for Aug. 27, 2018

September 18, 2018



• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is holding an outing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. Join a naturalist for a free walk on the reserve’s trails. Register online at aswp.org/events/8220.

• Keystone State Park is offering a Geologic History Stroll at 5 p.m. Friday. Participants will meet the park naturalist at the Kell Visitor Center before heading out to learn about the geologic history of the park and the scale of the changes it has endured over time. Email jkeene@pa.gov or call Jean H. Keene at 724-668-2939 for questions or to register.

• Moraine State Park is holding its Owl Prowl from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Join the park naturalist to learn about owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. Email morainesp@pa.gov or call 724-368-8811.

• Three Rivers Birding Club is holding an outing at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Sewickley Heights Borough Park. Bob Van Newkirk will lead the excursion. Birders should bring water and a lunch and be prepared for muddy conditions. Email van126@comcast.net or call 412-366-1694.

• Venture Outdoors is offering a Beginner’s Paddle from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Aspinwall Riverfront Park. The event will begin with instruction and practice before participants go to the Allegheny River. Solo kayaks are recommended. Minimum age for participants is 12.

• Forbes State Forest is holding its Tour de Forbes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 8. Explore Laurel Mountain’s natural features via mountain bike on this gravel grinding adventure. Approximately 12 miles of mostly flat forest road will be biked by participants. Program is free but registration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Email rmahony@pa.gov or call 724-259-2201.

• Ohiopyle State Park is organizing a McCune Trail Hike from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 9. Participants should bring sturdy footwear for this 4-mile, moderately difficult hike. Email ohiopylesp@pa.gov or call 724-329-8591.

• Clear Creek State Forest is hosting a program concerning Chronic Wasting Disease from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The program will be free and will offer an expert-led talk about Chronic Wasting Disease, how fast it spreads, what animals it might affect and ways to combat the ailment. Contact 814-226-1901.

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