CUMBERLAND WOODLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2012
January 12TH – Dr. James Finley will speak to us about environmental issues including the Marcellus Shale and erosion problems. This meeting will be held in the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
February 9th – Norm Conrad will be the guest speaker for this meeting. He will be talking to us about Ticks and the consequences that they pose in our forests. He will also be talking to us about Lyme Disease and what precautions should be taken to prevent this happening to you. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
March 8th – Gene Wingert will speak to us about Vernal Ponds. He will be presenting a slide program related to the creatures that live in the Vernal Ponds. The meeting will be held at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
April 14th – We will visit Spring Haven Nursery and visit with Eric Burkhart who will talk to us about Ginseng. We will also tour the Nursery. Dave and Dianne Cornman will also have native plants for sale at this meeting (a portion of the profits to go to the CWOA scholarship fund) The meeting will start at 1:00 PM and last till 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
May 10th – Dave Armstrong and/or Tracey Coulter will speak to us about the reintroduction of the American Chestnut that should be disease resistant. They will talk about the different stages of reintroduction and the success of each stage. The meeting will be held at the Adams County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
June 9th – Zack Roeder from DCNR will lead a tour at Pine Grove Furnace and explain to us the dangers of invasive plants and insects. The meeting will start at 1:00 PM. Please meet us there in the parking lot of Laurel Lake.
September 13th - Aura Stauffer (biologist) and Mike Wright (forester) will talk to us about reptiles in our forests, including rattlesnakes, turtles and other snakes. The meeting will be held at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
October 13th – Professor Ross Pifer from Dickinson School of Law will speak to us about landowner liabilities as it pertains to hunting, hiking and trespassing on private property. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Extension Office at 7:00 PM.
The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is starting a scholarship fund for future foresters that will be attending Penn State Mount Alto Campus. To help us with this endeavor it would be appreciated if your annual dues are paid in a timely manner. We will also accept any donations that members or non-members would like to make on behalf of this worthy cause.
FOR POSSIBLE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING:
FRED PEABODY – 776-3565
DAVE CORNMAN – 423-6652
BOB WRIGHTSTONE – 249-2705
MIKE WALDRON – 677-7317