Thursday, December 15, 2022

Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Celebrates 50th Anniversary In 2023 With Special Activities, Events

The Game Commission’s
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Stevens, PA on the Lebanon/Lancaster county border will celebrate its 50th anniversary of opening to the public in 2023 with a series of special activities and events through the year.

The Game Commission began buying land for Middle Creek in 1965 and was completed in 1972.  Construction of the lake and visitor center was completed and opened in 1973.

In 2010, Middle Creek was designated as a Globally Significant Important Bird Area because it annually hosts a large percentage of North America’s population of snow geese and tundra swans and provides critically important migratory stopover habitat.

Click Here to learn more about Middle Creek’s history.

Special Activities

Join the celebration at Middle Creek by completing the 50 Things To Do At Middle Creek Scavenger Hunt!  

Click Here for instructions and the scavenger hunt checklist.

Participants successfully completing the hunt will receive a special Middle Creek 50th Anniversary patch and decal created by Ethan Beck of Lansdale, Montgomery County.

Click Here for other self-directed curriculum resources at Middle Creek.

Special Events

More than two dozen events and activities will be held at Middle Creek as part of its regular programs and the 50th anniversary.

Just some of the events include--

-- February 11: Archery Is For Everyone!

-- March 11: The Science of Antler Growth

-- April 1: Prescribed Fire Demonstration

-- May 10: Wildlife Photography 101

-- June 3: Lenape Native American Heritage & Storytelling

-- July 22: Hummingbird Banding 

-- August 4-6: Wildlife Art Show

-- August 5: Wild Edible Plant Hike

-- August 26: Wild Goose chase 5K Run/Walk

-- September 4: National Hunting & Fishing Day

-- September 13: Let’s (Try To) Count All The Birds In PA

-- October 11: Conservation After Dark - PA’s Favorite Flying Mammals

-- November 8: Rattlesnakes Demystified

-- December 16: Anatomy of the White-Tailed Deer

Click Here for a complete schedule.

Conservation Heritage Museum

Middle Creek also hosts the Game Commission’s Conservation Heritage Museum that allows the public to learn more about the history of the Game Commission conservation efforts since it was established in 1895.

Click Here to learn more about the Museum.

Visit the Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area webpage for lots of great information on this significant migratory habitat area.

[Posted: December 15, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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