The weather is finally getting warmer and soon it will be the season for the Forest Heritage and Discovery Center at Caledonia State Park. We are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Please sign up for volunteer opportunities for the times using the links below.
There is always a lot to do to keep the Discovery Center looking right. Thank you to Joe Devilbiss for making the new covers for the historic planters which stand outside the Discovery Center. They will protect this unique resource we have. Great job!
Invitation to Attend PA Forest Heritage Association Annual Meeting Norlo Park, Chambersburg PA- Saturday, November 11, 2017 Theme: Keeping On the Right Course
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association (PFHA) will provide something of interest to all of our membership. Come and join us in celebrating the present accomplishments of YOUR organization and help plan for the future.
8:45 Arrival/Registration – Coffee and Snacks
9:30 Introduction – State of the PFHA – Review of Summer at the Discovery Center
PFHA – What the Future Holds – Sebasovich
Presentations: “The PaFORE Program – Michael Klimko
“Colorado Wildfire” – Austin Grove
“George Wirt and the Birth of Pennsylvania Forestry – J J. Graham
Brief Business Meeting / Election of Directors
12:30 Catered Lunch – Savoy Caterers of Waynesboro
Entertainment – The PFHA Players & “Jelly Elliott and the Three Knotheads”
Fire Lookout Association Update
2:00 Selection of Raffle Winners
2:15 Special Program
3:00 Adjournment – Optional Visit to Local Fire Tower
Total Fee = $25.00 includes lunch
Registration Deadline: November 1
— Cut Here and Submit with Payment ———
Please make check payable to PFHA. Mail registration form and fee to:
Jack Graham, 365 Peach Ridge Rd., Elliottsburg, PA 17024
Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association and the
Pennsylvania Forestry Association held the 16th Annual Golf
Outing Friday, June 23, 2017. The rain-shortened event was
held at the Rich Valley Golf Course in Mechanicsburg, PA.
48 golfers in 12 foursomes participated in the event. A midafternoon
storm shortened play but all agreed it was a great
The First Foursome was Rick Klimkos, Shannon Terry, Matt
Kring and Tag Kring.
The second foursome was Shane Hoover,
Brent Will, Andy Masson and Mitch Morrill.
In third place was
the foursome of Dave Klinger, Steve Kline, Terry Felty and John
The Pot of Gold was won by Ken Brenner. Closest to the pin on
#5 was Rick Klimkos. The longest drive on #7 was Dave Klinger.
Despite the rain, the intrepid golfers tried their best to play out
but the torrential rains just would not allow play to continue.
Following the golf, dinner was served at the clubhouse where
the prizes were awarded.
While volunteering at the Discovery Center this past weekend I noticed that the firefighter photo popup was really popular with the young visitors. It really attracted attention of almost all the children!
And who wouldn’t want to see what they look like as a wildfire fighter!