This Saturday, Help Restore a Highlands Treasure

Photo courtesy of Colleen Marsh

This Saturday, September 29th, join volunteers from around the Lehigh Valley to work and play at the Archibald Johnston Conservation Area - a spectacular park that showcases the history, ecology, culture, and recreational opportunities that make the Pennsylvania Highlands so unique.  After getting your hands dirty planting trees and installing a bird blind, you can join a bird walk, enjoy live music, explore the Monocacy Creek, and learn new ways to welcome wildlife into your backyard garden.  You'll also discover some of the park's fascinating history and ecology, from its former residents, like Archibald Johnston, the first mayor of the City of Bethlehem, to the pair of nesting bald eagles that currently resides there.

The work day has a large group of sponsors including the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited, Sierra Club, the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center, and the Monocacy Creek Watershed Association.  The event starts at eight and goes until three.  To get to the Conservation Area from Route 191, turn onto Christian Springs Road, then turn left at the first driveway and follow it all the way to the parking lot.  In case of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, September 30th.

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