What's Happening At Munnell Run Farm:

Mercer County Conservation District @ Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16153


What's Happening at Munnell Run Farm

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Earth Day Celebration
"Get Outside, Go Hiking"

Saturday, April 21st

@ Munnell Run Farm
9 AM to 1 PM
Come join the MCCD staff and local college students for a day designed to celebrate Earth Day by getting people outside to go hiking. The day will highlight activities showcasing the two newly installed trail systems on Munnell Run Farm, an interactive interpretive trail and an orienteering course. The day will start of with a ribbon cutting officially opening these two new additions followed by interactive discovery stations showcasing each trail.
A free lunch will be provided to participants. This is a family friendly event.
Pre-registration is required by April 18th. Call 724-662-2242 for details.

Program will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for outdoor programming that includes hiking.

The event will start in the

the "Pig Barn"

753 Greenville Rd.

Mercer, PA 16137

FrogWatch USA Volunteer Training Session

When: Thursday April 26th and Thursday May 3rd from 6-8pm (prime frog singing time!)

Where: Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm in the red ‘Pig Barn’ EE building then in the woods

GPS address: 753 Greenville Rd

Mercer, PA 16137


What: We’ll be learning about the FrogWatch USAtm program from Chris Davis from the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology and then checking out Munnell Run Farm’s vernal pools. FrogWatch USAtm is a nationwide citizen-scientist program where volunteers help monitor frog and toad populations by recording and reporting information on their calling activity. Training will be provided on how to identify the various calls of our local frog and toad species, how to identify a good wetland to monitor, and how to record and enter your data into the FrogWatch USAtm online database. This is a two-part program – please come to both and dress for the weather!


Who: Anyone with an interest in helping protect our native wildlife!! No experience is necessary. Open to all ages - could be a fun homeschool or scout activity! All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must be registered.


Please RSVP to Larissa at MCCD by April 18th by calling (724-662-2242) or emailing lcassano@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

Once trained, a FrogWatch USAtm volunteer will monitor a wetland of their choice for calling as often as they are willing, ideally twice a week during the frog breeding season (March-August). The data that is collected is made available to both the public and scientists and is used to track changes in species distribution.
Mercer County Conservation District's "Pioneers in Conservation" Annual Dinner
Friday, April 27th @ the Pine Township Social Hall,1252 South Center St. Ext., Grove City, PA 16127
Doors Open at 5 PM with various raffles being ran by the Munnell Run Farm Foundation 
*The Munnell Run Farm Foundation, Inc. will be partnering with the MCCD for this event. MRF will have various fundraising raffles to raise funds to support Munnell Run Farm, a conservation, ecology, and rural culture learning center. Their goal is to showcase the educational programs and opportunities they offer to children and adults. Proceeds from the event, along with your support, will help them accomplish their dream of making Munnell Run Farm a premier learning and education center in western PA for conservation, ecology, and agriculture.
Dinner starts at 6 PM. Enjoy the highly engaging Allegheny National Forest Marienville District Ranger, Rob Fallon, as he highlights the history of Penn's Woods and where it is today.
Pioneers in Conservation Awards presentation will occur at 7 PM to showcase those who received this unique award. The pioneer in conservation award goes to individuals or organizations in a selected category, selected by the District Board, who really invest in the idea of conservation. They have taken hold of these principles and have made it their mission to inspire others through their actions.
Winners for the raffles will be announced at 7:15 PM.

The cost of tickets are $18/person and must be purchased by April 20th. For more information call us at (724) 662-2242. Tickets are available by contacting the Mercer County Conservation District office.

Upcoming Guest Artisan Programs
Tuesday, March 20th "Jump into Spring with Georgia: 3D Wooden Sign"
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fee: $35
Pre-register and prepay by March 15th.
Saturday, March 24th "Wagon Wheel Rug Weaving with Cyndi Burke"
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
Fee: $40 (price includes a frame to keep at the end of class)
Pre-register and prepay by March 23rd.
Please be sure to bring 7 yards total of cotton material; 3 yards of a solid color and 4 yards of patterned.  Also bring scissors and a j hook if you have one. 
Tuesday, March 27th "Spring Watering Can Flower Arrangement with Cyndi Burke"
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Fee: $$35
Pre-register and prepay by March 26th.  
Max of 15 participants.  
Thursday, April 5th "Welcome on Barnwood Project" with Cyndi Burke"
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
Fee: $40
Pre-register and prepay by March 30th.
Max of 15 participants.
Monday, April 9th "Arrow String Art with Mitzi Dales"
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Fee: $30
Pre-register and prepay by March 28th.
Summer Children's Program Day Camp Opportunities
* Children's Summer Gardening Series
June 14th, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th 

General Description:

This summer series is designed to introduce children to the importance of gardening, with a special focus on vegetable gardening. The participants will get the opportunity to watch the Munnell Run Farm Heirloom Vegetable Garden grow. They will learn the value of hard work and the satisfaction of growing one’s own food. Each week they will get to work in the garden and watch it grow while learning a new topic of interest related to agriculture. They will have the unique opportunity to visit a local farm that focuses on vegetable gardening as well as a wide array of other agricultural opportunities. The series will end with a picnic celebration, showcasing some of the vegetables the children helped grow.


Age for Series: 6 to 8 year olds


Fee for the Series: $45/ child 

*includes: series shirt, local farm field trip, series picnic, series materials, hand-outs, and crafts

To Bring: Clothes you are not afraid to get dirty, boots, garden gloves, snack, water


Registration Requirements:

*You must complete a garden series registration form and return by May 25th

*include your program fee payment

Call (724)662-2242 for more information or check out the farm "calendar" link above. 
* Youth Archery Camp
June 19th through June 22nd

Brief Camp Description

Throughout the duration of this four day camp, the students will have opportunities to experience first hand the founding skills and safety measures to pursue the passion of archery. Whether it be for a hobby or to pursue hunting, archery is a unique skill that takes time and practice. It definitely is a learned art-form. The camp will hopefully unlock a lifelong interest in the sport of archery.

We will incorporating many different concepts throughout the camp that highlight the history, safety, and foundations of the sport. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic shooting steps, bow handling, and bow safety from skilled instructors.

Throughout camp the participants will have exposure to the wide array of avenues that archery can including: backyard practice, to 3D target shooting, to paper competitions, to JOAD to hunting.


Age for Series: 9 to 14 year olds


Fee for the Series: $65/ child

*Includes: camp t-shirt, camp supplies and equipment usage, camp picnic supplies, opportunity to shoot at local archery shop

Note: Please bring a snack and water.  

Registration Requirements:

*You must complete a youth archery camp registration form and return by June 1st.

*include your Program fee payment

Call (724)662-2242 for more information; the registration form is located in the calendar listing.

Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300

Mercer, PA 16137






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