Thursday, December 11, 2014
SCHEDULE AND MEETING AGENDA OF THE CUMBERLAND WOODLAND OWNERS ASSOCIATION FOR 2015 January 8th (Thursday): Diana Dellinger and Tyson Myers from NRCS in Carlisle and Chambersburg will speak to us about Grants and Monies that are available to land owners for improvements to their property. The meeting will take place at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM. February 19th (Thursday): Craig Highfield, Program Manager (Forests for the Bay) from The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will speak to us about improving our Forests and Forest Riparian Buffers to protect the Bay . The meeting will take place at the Franklin County Extension Office at 7:00 PM. March 12th (Thursday): Professor Jim Finley from Penn State will speak to us about creating a Woods in your back yard. The meeting will take place at the Dickinson Township Building, at 7:00 PM. April 18th ( Saturday): Dave Foster will be speaking to us about Foraging in our forests and Dave Cornman will be speaking to us about Propagating Plants. The Meeting will take place at Spring Haven Nursery from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A simple lunch will be available from 12:00 to 1:00. Donations will be accepted. May 14th ( Thursday): Annett MaCoy from the Cumberland County Extension Office will speak to us about tree identification looking at the leaves and bark. We will also have a contest to identify different cuts of wood. Prizes will be awarded to the top three people that can identify the most woods. Re: Red oak, White Oak, White Pine etc. The meeting will take place at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM. June 11th (Thursday): A representative from DCNR , to be named at a later date, will be speaking to us about invasive trees and plants in our forests and what we can do to get rid of them. The meeting will take place at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM. September 12th (Saturday): Beth Brantley and Craig Houghton will be speaking to us about the improvements to the forests managed at Mt. Alto College and a short demonstration of their Wood Miser portable saw mill. The meeting will take place at Mt. Alto College from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. October 8th (Thursday): Anna Yelk will be speaking to us about the work the Conservancy has been doing the past several years and the work that is planned for the near future. The meeting will be held at the Cumberland County Extension Office at 7:00 PM. MARCH 20TH AND 21ST 2015 : A State wide Private Forest Landowner Conference will be held at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA. There will be many topics to choose from and many excellent speakers to present them. There will also be keynote speakers that are very expert in their field as to our Forest Lands. More information to follow before the New Year. Put the dates on your calendar and plan to attend and learn many excellent things about our PA Forests. Some of the above dates are subject to change. As always the public and Dauphin County group are welcome to attend any or all of our meetings. Due to inclement weather we may have to cancel a meeting, you may call the following persons to get information. Fred Peabody, 717-776-3565, Dave Cornman, 717-423-6652, Mike Waldron, 717-677-7317.