Thursday, March 28, 2019

April 13 Forest Restoration Workshop In Dauphin County By Manada Conservancy

On April 13, Manada Conservancy will host a Forest Restoration Workshop at the Cladel Preserve, 412 South Meadow Lane in Hummelstown, Dauphin County from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Join us for a hands-on workshop where Dr. Ray Barbehenn will identify a variety of invasive plant species as well as methods to remove them as we tour the preserved property.
Dr. Ray Barbehenn grew up in a family of biologists, acquiring an enthusiasm for observing, identifying, and collecting just about everything.  His PhD in entomology focused on the nutritional quality of plants for insects.
After 30 years of “figuring stuff out” (50 research papers and book chapters), his retirement “jobs” focus on forest restoration and re-connecting people with the natural environment.
With the goal of promoting native woodland species, during this workshop you will learn how to be safe in the woods and gain the confidence needed to combat invasive plants (such as bittersweet, tree-of-heaven, honeysuckle, Japanese barberry, garlic mustard, stilt grass, and more) on your own property.
Attendees should dress for outdoor, possibly wet, conditions and wear sturdy footwear.  If possible, please bring your own loppers, pruners or pruning saw. Consider bringing work gloves, hat, bug spray, and your own supply of drinking water.  
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, please contact the Manada Conservancy office by sending email to: or 717-566-4122.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Manada Conservancy  website.
(Photo: Dr. Ray Barbehenn/Cladel Preserve.)
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