15th Annual Bear Creek Festival Features Photo Trail and Hands-on Activities

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South Schuylkill Garden Club members will be lending their talented and knowledgeable hands to the Bear Creek Festival planned for Sunday, May 15 from noon till 4 P.m. Garden Club members will assist festival goers in planting milkweed seeds. The milk weed plant is essential for the survival of the Monarch Butterfly. Pictured are Herb Schlegel, Schuylkill Haven, left and Lillian Patten, Pine Grove.

The Schuylkill Conservation District’s 15th Annual Bear Creek Festival will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in Summit Station from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  This family-oriented event offers visitors free and fun activities related to all things environmental, outdoors, natural, and agricultural in Schuylkill County.

The Bear Creek Festival offers a multitude of free activities for all ages.  Follow the Photo Trail for some memorable photos and learn something new at each stop. Get to all the stops for a fun prize and be entered to win a $50 Cabela’s gift card.  Those that love the outdoors can participate in Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited’s annual fishing derby or shoot Hover Ball Archery by Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Association & Sportsmen’s Advisory Board. Craft lovers can build their own bluebird house with Home Depot and paint their own flower pot to take home.

Anyone interested in live action can enjoy a demonstration from Red Creek Wildlife Center, live music by KJ, antique tractor pulls, learn about Native American Artifacts with Big Owl McSurdy, or participate in a hands-on Ways of Wildlife workshop to make animal pawprint bookmarks with Porcupine Pat.

To learn about all of the free and fun activities being offered, follow “Schuylkill Conservation District” on Facebook.

Established in 1955 by Dr. James S. Shadle, the Schuylkill Conservation District is dedicated to protect, enhance, restore, and promote the responsible use of the county’s natural resources for future generations. The District has evolved from an emphasis on soil conservation to one of all natural resource conservation efforts including erosion and sediment control, watershed protection, environmental education, farmland preservation and farm conservation planning.

For more information, please contact Jenna Fehr at Schuylkill Conservation District, 570-622-3742 ext. 123 or jfehr@co.schuylkill.pa.us.

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