SAVE THE DATE: Pick Up Michaux – Saturday October 10
On Saturday October 10 from 9:00-12:00, DCNR and the Friends of Michaux will be coordinating litter clean up along Old Forge Road. Join us in giving some much needed TLC to this highly trafficked area in Michaux State Forest. More details coming soon!
The September and October meetings of the Friends of Michaux will be limited to board members only. Stay tuned for other great events coming up in the Fall!
Sprucing up Big Flat – August 2020
Thanks to our members who spent a Saturday at the Big Flat parking area applying a new coat of paint!
Meetings to resume June 16, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we will begin holding our monthly meetings again, starting on June 16. Please join us from 6:30-8:00 at the Big Pine Flat Heliport (https://goo.gl/maps/2KjsYpwnXXn8rT4Y8). Bring your own camp chair! We hope that we can start a plan to reboot our volunteer work, so stay tuned!
Meetings and workdays cancelled until further notice
Due to COVID19, we are cancelling all meetings and workdays until further notice. We look forward to when we can all get back to work in our favorite state forest! Until then, stay safe, practice social distancing when you’re out and about in Michaux, and #leavenotrace!
Volunteer Work Day February 22
We’re planning a work day on Saturday February 22 to tackle a few small projects. As always, note that all participants should complete a DCNR conservation volunteer application. To help us know the approximate head count, please RSVP to email@example.com and let us know which of these projects you’d like to sign up for.
- State forest staff need four volunteers to help clear fences at Polk Hill. Start time would be 8 AM at the District Office.The work will be clearing brush and trees after the staff have cut the brush with chainsaws/brush saws. This will be physical work! The day will wrap up by noon/early afternoon.
- At the south end of the Forest, FoM member Isaac Littrell is leading a litter pick up along Buchanan Trail E from 9AM – Noon. Meet up will be at the AT parking lot on Buchanan Trail, where there is parking for 4 or 5 cars. This will be a road-side clean up, but volunteers will be working behind the guard rail. Isaac will be providing bottled water, snacks, fluorescent vests, rubber gloves, and trash bags. Volunteers must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by someone 18 or older.
- Further north, Claire Jantz will be leading a litter clean up along Furnace Hollow/Big Pond Hollow from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Claire will be providing bottled water, snacks, rubber gloves, and trash bags. There is parking for 3 or 4 cars at the meet up location, although there is parking along Big Pond Hollow at different pull offs. This project includes a group of Shipensburg University students who are working in the Michaux as part of a fund raising effort to fund an international service learning trip.
Take your pick! And please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, we do need a pretty firm head count on these.