Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Newsletter Highlights Beavers At Jennings Environmental Center, Aultmans Watershed Trash Cleanup April 29

March Catalyst newsletter from the Butler County-based Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition highlights beavers at Jennings Environmental Center and the April 29 trash cleanup organized by the Aultmans Watershed Association in Indiana County.

Beavers At Jennings

If you visit Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock this month, you just might be lucky enough to spot a beaver or two! The resident beavers have been very “busy” living up to their name descriptor, and it’s very easy to see fun beaver evidence even if you don’t see any of the beavers themselves.

Beavers moved into a small valley near a common hiking trail at Jennings around 15 years ago and created the upstream wetland area that has remained since then. This productive wetland habitat has been very beneficial to many other mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. 

Aultmans Watershed

AWARE is organizing a trash pickup at Reeds Run Restoration Area on Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM to 2 PM. All help will be greatly appreciated! 

The previous trash pickups held last year at Reeds Run were a great success, with close to half of the site’s trash removed and almost all of the tires picked up as well.  Trash has likely been accumulating at this old mine site for the last 40 years. 

Kids Catalyst

This month’s Kids Catalyst is a Busy Beaver Fun Facts Decoder.

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For more information on programs, projects, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition website.  Follow them on FacebookClick Here to sign up to sign up for regular updates.

The Butler County-based Coalition was established in 1994 to restore land, water and wildlife resources in the Slippery Rock Watershed.


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[Posted: March 29, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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