March 25, 2010


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By Kathryn Kopchik

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Several Bucknell University professors will present programs in April in conjunction with events hosted by the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy.

Programs include:

  • Thursday, April 8 — Presentation: "Buffalo Creek Watershed: land-use, legacies and the future," with Bucknell geology professors Craig Kochel and Carl Kirby and biology professor Matt McTammany, 7:30 p.m., Union County Government Center, 155 N. 15th St., Lewisburg.

  • Saturday, April 10 — Walk at Montandon Marsh, led by Bucknell professors and Tony Markunas III of Central Builders Supply, 10 a.m. Meet at Central Builders' sand plant off Route 45, .3 miles east of Route 405.

  • Sunday, April 11 — Fifth annual native plant sale and talk on using plants to protect watersheds, presented by Ben Hayes, director of the Bucknell University Environmental Center, Public Library for Union County. Native plant orders begin at 1 p.m.; the talk begins at 1:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 17 — Owl Prowl and Astronomy Night. Owl Prowl led by Joe Southerton, Mifflinburg teacher, 7:30 p.m.; meet at Dale's Ridge Trail parking lot for the owl prowl. Astronomy observing led by Ned Ladd, Bucknell physics professor, 8:30 p.m.; meet at the Dale/Engle/Walker House for stargazing.

  • Sunday, April 25 — Buffalo Creek water quality testing and canoe/kayak adventure trip. Meet at Mazeppa Park in Mazeppa. Water sampling will be led by Matt McTammany, Bucknell biology professor, at 1 p.m. The canoe/kayak trip, which begins at 2, will be led by Canoe Susquehanna. Reservations and fee are required. For more details or to register online for the kayak adventure, visit www.canoesusquehanna.com or call 524-7692. These events are sponsored by the Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance of the Merrill Linn Conservancy.

  • Friday, April 30 — It's Arbor Day! Tree planting ceremony, 4:30 p.m.; tree walk, 5:30 p.m., led by Bucknell biology professor Mark Spiro. Meet at the northeast corner of the Lewisburg Cemetery near the intersection of Seventh and St. Catherine streets. Both events are held in conjunction with the Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission.

For more information about the Linn Conservancy, visit www.linnconservancy.org.

Contact: Division of Communications

 


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