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!
Yesterday’s Smokey Bear birthday party at the Forest Heritage Center at Caledonia State Park was a great success. Over 115 people came to wish Smokey a Happy Birthday and learn a little about wildfire safety and the story of forest conservation in Pennsylvania. Given that it was a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, there were many visitors at the park, including families with children.
Many thanks to our sponsors: Walmart for the cake and sub, and McDonald’s for the drinks.
Thanks to our volunteers: Bob Rudy (sponsors and Smokey), Joe Dague (volunteer and firepump demonstrator), and Peter Linehan (volunteer).
Thanks to Caledonia State Park Director Phil Schmidt and Ranger Brandon Black for your help. And finally thanks to Phil Bietsch from Bureau of Forestry District 1 for helping us get the Smokey suit.