Out & About

PGC public meeting set

HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners will hold a public, working group meeting at 8 a.m. May 22 in a classroom of the Ross Leffler School of Conservatioat the Game Commission’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave.

Working group meetings allow for an exchange between the board commission staff ahead of the regular quarterly meetings. Public comments are not accepted.

Live-streaming is unavailable from the classroom; however, a video will be uploaded to the Game Commission’s YouTube channel at some point.

The board’s next quarterly meeting will be held June 26-27 at the Harrisburg headquarters.

Learn how coffee affects birds

At 6:30 p.m. May 24, the Lycoming Audubon Society will present a program on “Bird Friendly Coffee” with Laura Jackson, president of the Juniata Valley Audubon Society

In the last 50 years, more than 40 migratory songbird species that breed and spend the summer in the United States — such as warblers, orioles and tanagers –have had their wintering areas in Central and South America clear cut for coffee farms. But, coffee does not require deforestation and Jackson will explain what we can do to help protect the declining populations of the neotropical migrants.

The free presentation follows the society’s meeting at 6 p.m. at the James V. Brown Library’s Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Wing, 19 E. Fourth St. Both are open to the public.

Golden Eagle Trail Hike

WATERVILLE — The Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center will sponsor a 9.2 mile strenuous hike at 9 a.m. May 27 on the Bob Webber trail. The hike will begin at the DCNR Clark Farm Recreational Parking Lot on Route 414, 3.8 miles north of Cammal. Hikers will meet at the Tiadaghton Forest Management Center, located just north of Waterville on Route 44, at 8:30 a.m. Register with Rich Hill by May 24. Contact Rich Hill at 570-753-5409 ext. 132 or richill@pa.gov for more information.

Bob Webber Trail Hike

WATERVILLE — The Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center will sponsor a 3.4 (1.7-mile one way) mile strenuous hike at 10 a.m. May 28 on the Bob Webber trail. The hike will begin at the DCNR Ross Run Recreational Parking Lot on Route 414, 1.5 miles north of Cammal. Hikers will meet at the Tiadaghton Forest Management Center, just north of Waterville on Route 44, at 9:30 a.m. Register with Rich Hill by May 24. Contact Rich Hill at 570-753-5409 ext. 132 or richill@pa.gov for more information.

Pine Creek Kayak Trip

WATERVILLE – The Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center will sponsor an introductory kayak trip on Pine Creek from the Hamilton Bottom access to the Torbert access on May 29. The Center has four kayaks complete with vests and paddles to lend on a first to register basis. Some instruction in paddling and minor white water techniques will be provided. The trip will be about 12 miles. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Hamilton Bottom on Route 414 at 9 a.m. Participants must provide their own transportation back to their cars at Hamilton Bottom from the Torbert access. Participants with personal kayaks are welcome, but must provide transportation for people and kayaks. Register by May 24. Contact Rich Hill at 570-753-5409 ext. 132 or richill@pa.gov to register or for more information.

Laurel Festival 10K set June 17

The Laurel Festival 10K will start at 9 a.m. on June 17 at Packer Park on Queen Street in Wellsboro. The 2-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:05 a.m.

Age categories in the 10K for males and females are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. The course is a challenging one, with both paved and dirt surfaces and rolling hills that provide views of the majestic scenery of Pennsylvania Grand Canyon country.

Registration for the 10K is $25. Those who pre-register by Thursday, June 1, will receive a free tech shirt, courtesy of First Citizens Community Bank, and be entered in the early bird drawing for a chance to win $25 in Wellsboro Chamber Dollars to spend in area businesses. Those who do not pre-register will have the option to purchase a race shirt the day of the event.

The entry fee for the two-mile Fun Run/Walk is $5.

Packet pickup and registration for both the 10K and Fun Run will be from 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. on race day in Packer Park. Those who register that day must pay with cash or a check. Prior to race day, registrants can pay with Visa or MasterCard.

InstaResults will provide timing for the race and the Tioga County Amateur Radio Club will handle communications.

Susquehanna Health’s Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the 10K and Fun Run/Walk awards. For the 10K race, medals, certificates and other prizes will be awarded. Fun Run participants will each receive a commemorative ribbon; first place finishers will receive a medal.

Pepsi and Weis Markets are providing free post-race refreshments to all runners.

For course maps and registration forms for the 10K and Fun Run, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office on or before Friday, June 16, by calling 570-724-1926; emailing info@wellsboropa.com or stopping in at 114 Main St., Wellsboro.

Youth fishing derby planned

The Lycoming Creek Anglers Club will hold a children’s fishing derby on June 3 at the Sheshequin campgrounds, 7 miles north of Trout Run on Route 14 at the Marsh Hill bridge.

Children up to age 13 are eligible to participate. The derby will be held rain or shine, and the area is handicap accessible.

Four age groups will be allowed to fish at different times.

Ken Helm, owner of the campground, will have sites available to rent.

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