Celebrate Arbor Day at the Riverlands

Two great programs are being held this week at the PPL Susquehanna Riverlands! The PA Woodmobile is coming to town to celebrate Arbor Day. Stop by to tour this hands-on exhibit about the forest products industry and stay for the 5:00 program about the history of Penn’s Woods. On Sunday, Dr. Montgomery will lead a walk through the wetlands to look for spring wildflowers. With the warmer temperatures this week, these colorful signs of spring are popping up everywhere!
I hope you can join us for one or both of these programs.

Arbor Day Woodmobile
Thursday, April 28
3-6 p.m. Exhibit Opened
5-6 p.m. Penn’s Woods Program
Susquehanna Energy Information Center
Presenter: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Hardwoods Development Council and with the support of the state’s hardwoods industry. The trailer and truck are provided by Deer Park Lumber Inc. of Tunkhannock, Pa.

This Arbor Day the Riverlands is hosting the Pennsylvania Woodmobile, a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest products industry. Tour the woodmobile from 3-6 p.m. to learn how the forests of Pennsylvania have shaped the history of the state and nation, find out how today’s forest differs from 100 years ago, touch the various hardwood species produced in Pennsylvania and see how deer affect today’s forest. Find out more about Pennsylvania’s forest products industry, see how products are made, learn how the forest is managed in a sustainable fashion, and experience how common and unusual forest products touch our lives every day. At 5 p.m. a formal presentation about the history of Penn’s woods as well as information about some of the invasive threats to our woodlands will be given. For more information, please call 1-866-832-3312 or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com

Wildflowers in Bloom
Sunday, May 1
1:30-3 p.m.
Wetlands Cottage
Presenter: Jim Montgomery, Ph.D.

Nothing says spring more than the appearance of the first big bloom of wildflowers. Take a stroll through the Riverlands with Jim Montgomery as he discusses wildflower identification, natural history and folklore. We will meet at the Wetlands Cottage and head out to the trail from there. The path is reasonably flat and easy, but weather-appropriate clothing and waterproof footwear are strongly recommended. For more information, please call 1-866-832-3312 or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com

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