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Save the Valley

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

With generous support from private individuals and foundations, we can preserve 240 acres in Beaver Valley...

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A Call to Count Your Snakes for Conservation

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For most people, trepidation usually sets in after someone has an encounter with a snake. Other times, people will go out of their way to pick snakes up, observe and release them without causing harm. Whether you walk toward snakes or run from them, their presence fills an important role in...

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Happy National Seed Swap Day!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Seeds may have been the first commodity ever valued and traded by humans. Although people have been swapping seeds since time began, nowadays people usually buy seeds. As a result, the tradition of seed swapping is disappearing from our culture. To counter this loss, the first official seed swap...

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Oh Christmas Tree: Working with Stroud to Protect Our Stream Banks

Monday, January 9, 2017

The benefits to purchasing a locally sourced, live Christmas tree are numerous.  Not only are you supporting local agriculture and helping maintain the character of our rural spaces, but the carbon footprint of your tree is greatly reduced (many box store trees are shipped in from faraway...

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Penn’s Woods: 50,000 Trees Stronger Thanks to You

Monday, November 28, 2016

It should be no surprise that Pennsylvania, which means ‘Penn’s Woods’, was that originally 95% covered in forested lands. Streams, birds, insects, mammals, and ecosystems all developed in balance with a forested landscape. Although those days are long past, the...

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