August 29
Ordinance Adoption Procedures & PA Sunshine Law
This free workshop will discuss adoption processes under the PA Municipalities Planning Code and present in detail the steps and timeline for enacting zoning ordinances and zoning and map amendments, as well as processes for subdivision and land development ordinances and comprehensive plans. To register:, 717-337-9824


September 1-11
Friends of Michaux - help collect seeds
The Friends will help DCNR to collect seeds from Allegheny chinquapin, an important wildlife tree to be propagated for expanding in the Michaux and other state forests. Seed collection will occur between Sept 1-11, but the exact date depends on when seeds are ready. The collection site is near the the northern end of Michaux. There will be a short lead time on this event, but if you have flexibility in your daily schedule and you'd like to be alerted, send an email to to be added to the distribution e-mail list. Later in the fall, there will be scrub oak and pine seed collecting - more on that in a later update.

September 7
Volunteers needed for tree planting
Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association, PennState Cumberland County Master Gardeners and East Pennsboro Township are teaming up to plant a variety of native seedlings to create a natural storm water basin to help reduce stormwater runoff, erosion & pollution. 9am-until trees are planted. Register by emailing or calling East Pennsboro Twp at 717-732-0711.

September 10
Municipal Land Preservation Forum - Boiling Springs
Join us to learn about options and tools for municipal land preservation and how to build support in your community for permanent land protection. This free event takes place at the South Middleton Township Municipal Building in Boiling Springs. More info .

September 10
Antietam Creek Celebration
To launch the new school year, Renfrew Institute and the WaterStriders invite you to learn about WaterStriders, a free after school water science program for 6th grade and up, play in the creek, water quality testing, crayfish catch and release, and potluck picnic.
3:30pm. RSVP to Kristie Rhodes at or call with questions 717-762-0373.

September 12
Speakers Series: Methods of Combating Illegal Dumping and Vandalism in a Forest Setting - Caledonia State Park
Discover ways to fight illegal dumping and vandalism through a joint presentation by Forest Ranger Todd Ottinger and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Coordinator Rob Rubas. This free event begins at 6:30 pm at Caledonia State Park.

September 13
Fall Partnership Fall Meeting
Join us for a morning of learning, networking, and sharing of information at the annual Fall Partnership Meeting, to be held at the Trellis Terrace at Penn National in Fayetteville, Franklin County. Informal networking, coffee, and light snacks begin at 8:30am. The event will begin at 9:00am. Details and registration.

September 17
Friends of Michaux Meeting
Our next meeting will be Tuesday September 17, with the board meeting at 6:00 and the public meeting starting at 6:30. We meet at the district forest office at 10099 Lincoln Way E, Fayetteville, PA 17222. More info: and

September 21
Friends of Michaux trail work day
From 9:00-12:00. We hope to FINISH the Long Pine Connector Trail! Note that all participants should complete a DCNR conservation volunteer application, if you haven't already( ). To help us know the approximate head count, please RSVP to . You can find all the details on our website: .

September 24-25
Stormwater Management Planting Workshops
In this two day series (you can register for only one day), there is something for everyone. Community volunteers, elected officials, homeowners, professional landscape designers and architects, engineers and landcare professionals will enjoy a full day hands-on design workshop with a pair of stormwater management experts and an evening talk with C. West, co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World (Timber Press, 2015). Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Three Rivers Wet Weather and The Penn State Center. Reservations are required in advance, so sign up today online or by phone at 412/441-4442, ext. 3925. More info.

September 26
20,000 Acres Celebration, Cumberland County Agricultural Land Preservation Board
Join in celebrating the preservation of 20,000 acres of farmland in Cumberland County at Paulus Farm Market (1216 South York St, Mechanicsburg) at 11:00am. RSVP by Sept 10 to, 717-240-5362

Please contact us anytime to add additional training opportunities to this list. Email your event date, time, location, title, and short description to