Bugle Corps Elk Watch
The elk-citement continues in the First Fork Valley! On Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, from 5:00 PM until dark, try to spot the small herd of cows and calves as they move through the valley or the bull elk as they go about the business of defending territory and finding mates. Binoculars and scope available for use with help from park staff and volunteers. The Elk Watch station will be set up where elk are active. Call the park office between 4:00 and 6:00 PM or look for signs for the day’s location. Wildlife watching is unpredictable. The park makes no guarantee that elk will be present at the viewing area at the time of the watch. A sample of elk antlers and elk hides, along with pictures and other elk information will be provided.
Volunteer Work Day
On Saturday, September 24, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Projects will include removing invasive plants and clearing brush near the Park Office to create teaching areas for environmental education programming. At the end of the work day, all volunteers will have an opportunity to help catch and tag monarch butterflies for Monarch Watch butterfly migration research. Individuals, groups and families are welcome to participate. Refreshments provided. Please dress for the outdoors. Meet at the Park Office & Wildlife Center.
Fall Migration Bird Walk
The fall migration has begun! On Sunday, September 25, From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, enjoy a morning walk with birding enthusiast, Mark Johnson, to discover the fall migrants that frequent the many habitats of the park. This free walk, open to beginner and experienced birders alike, will cover about 2 miles over uneven terrain. Participants should dress for the weather and wear waterproof shoes. A light snack and a bottle of water are suggested. Bring along your own binoculars or borrow ours. Meet at the Park Office & Wildlife Center
For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov. Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the PA State Park calendar of events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/
If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.