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 January 05, 2012 - Disappearing Species and the Future of Pennsylvania’s Forests Subject of Talks at Wildwood Park

​HARRISBURG, PA (January 5, 2012)—A look at local species and landscapes that merit protection will be the topic at this year’s lecture series to be held in January and February at Wildwood Park. This free lecture series is being underwritten by The Friends of Wildwood and supported by a donation from The Hep Foundation.

The following topics will be covered during the series:

Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Disappearing Species and the Future of Pennsylvania’s Forests presented by Gene Wingert, Dickinson College Biology Professor. This lecture will provide an overview of various issues facing local species and Pennsylvania’s forests.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Protecting the Kittatinny Ridge Corridor presented by Paul Zeph, the Conservation Chair for the Appalachian Audubon Society. This lecture will focus on the Kittatinny Corridor, where some lands have been protected while others are still vulnerable.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Coal, Coffee and Cooperation: Saving a Vanishing Songbird presented by Katie Fallon, author of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird. This lecture will examine how the fate of the tiny Cerulean Warbler is vitally linked to our own.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – The South Mountain Conservation Landscape Initiative presented by Debra Bowman, Director of The Central PA Conservancy. This lecture will highlight a local partnership that promotes land conservation while enhancing the quality of life in the region.

No registration is necessary for these free programs. All programs will begin at 7 p.m. Please call the Olewine Nature Center at 717-221-0292 for additional information or visit www.wildwoodlake.org. The Olewine Nature Center is in Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg.

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