Connecting People to the River
and its Heritage

Donor Spotlight - Ann B. Barshinger

Ann B. Barshinger, a generous philanthropist in both Lancaster and York Counties, has shared her love for the river. Her recent donation to Susquehanna Heritage will support river history, art, and nature programs for youth and families at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, Columbia Crossing, and associated heritage and outdoor sites. These programs include our annual Every Kid in a Park and Canoemobile field trips for local school groups. 
We thank you, Ann!
Valentine's Heart Openers Yoga Class
Join Dawn from SWAY YOGA for this special Valentine's Heart Openers Yoga Class on Saturday, February 10th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Columbia Crossing. Heart openers will stretch out your chest and body and allow you to open up your heart for all the Valentine's Day love  ♥   Share the love and wear your red and pink valentine's day yoga best. Light refreshments and treats will be served. This class is free. Donations to Columbia Crossing River Trail for hosting community events are welcome.

Register online at Eventbrite  or by calling Columbia Crossing at 717-449-5607. Space is limited!
Mark your calendars! 
Tadpole Time has been scheduled for 2018! 

We're so excited to continue offering these fun activities and story times at Columbia Crossing.  If you haven't joined us before these programs teach your littlest explorers (age 2-5) about nature and science through stories, adventures, and crafts.  Each program is $4 per child, lasts for one hour and is held on the second Wednesday of each month.

On Wednesday, February 14th we will explore how animals use camouflage, go on a special scavenger hunt, and make a Valentine's Day bird feeder. Please register your child by calling (717) 449-5607 or emailing

Native Winter Activities at Zimmerman Center

While we're spending our winter inside, curled up in a warm blanket and reading a good book, outside a whole world is going on around us. Traces of wildlife are everywhere, from a small mushroom to a large bear track in the snow. Join us at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on Sunday, February 18th to explore a Native Winter.  Help find wildlife tracks and take home your very own animal track. Learn about maple sugaring and Native American winter stories. Hope for snow and participate in a round of Snow Snake, a traditional Native American winter game. All ages are welcome to drop in between 12 PM to 3 PM. FREE.

Susquehanna Heritage and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission have teamed up to provide this free Basic Boating Course at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center from 9AM - 5PM on Saturday, February 24th. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission staff will present information on boating and water safety in a family-friendly format. Students who successfully complete the course and exam at the end will be eligible to obtain a Boating Safety Education Certificate. Bring your own bagged lunch. Pre-registration is suggested as seating is limited. 

The Boating Safety Education Certificates are required for all operators of personal watercraft, regardless of age, and for boat operators born after January 1, 1982 that operate motorboats of more than 25 horsepower. Students who successfully complete this course may apply for a Boating Safety Education Certificate issued by the Commission. To receive a Boating Safety Education Certificate, the student must send a check or money order for $10.00 to the Commission. The PA Basic Boating course meets the mandatory education standards set by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) for motorboat operation, and Commission certification is accepted in most states with mandatory education requirements.

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