PENFIELD – Officials at the Parker Dam State Park have announced the following programs for its Woodsy Owl Weekend
Scouting for Beavers
6:30 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom
No other animal, besides humans, changes its environment more than beavers. They were once trapped solely for their prized fur- to the point that they were gone from the Keystone State. Join us as we learn about and search for sign of this magnificent architect. Meet at the Environmental Education Classroom, annexed to the park office.
Woodsy Owl’s Volunteer Friends
9 a.m. – Campground Host Site (No. 107)
AND 1 p.m. – Pavilion 1
Anyone who wishes to volunteer can participate in this program. But, beginning April 25, campsites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will not be charged the normal overnight camping fee in agreement that they participate in both the Saturday morning and afternoon work sessions that will be used to spruce up the park in anticipation of the upcoming summer season.
Past work has included leaf raking, mulching, flowerbed improvements, tree planting, cleaning fire rings and trail clearing. Aside from the obvious incentive of a free weekend of camping, participants will be able to experience the rewards of volunteering in the outdoors and having a part in the beautification of our natural and recreational resources.
Woodsy Owl Awards
5 p.m. – Campground Host Site (No. 107)
Volunteers will be recognized for their efforts and can see what other volunteers have helped to accomplish throughout the day.
Parker Dam needs volunteer help all year, not just on Woodsy Owl Weekend. The park always needs help with: Adopt-A-Trail Program, Flower Bed Maintenance, General Maintenance, Non-native Plant Removal, CCC Museum Volunteers, and more. You should contact the Park Office if you’re interested.