Blazing a Trail into 2013 with the Eagles Mere Conservancy
Eagles Mere visitors and residents of all ages enjoyed our newly-opened educational trail in 2012. Now, as the snow begins to melt and the summer months of 2013 are within sight, your Eagles Mere Conservancy is working on additional signage and mapping updates to help our hikers navigate the EMC’s 360-plus acres and connect to the Loyalsock State Forest, World’s End State Park, and beyond. Funded in part by a $5,000 grant from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Inc., this project continues our program of trail improvements. Special thanks go to Committee Chair Alice Weeman, Forester Steve Jaquith, and volunteers Ruth Rode and Jack Leo for their input and knowledge in moving the mapping and signage efforts forward.
On the program front, we again welcome Irene Safren to the mountain as EMC’s Chief Naturalist, Viv Williams as Director of Nature and the Arts, and Maggie Testa as our new Director of Outdoor Education. Programs and educational opportunities have been sched- uled and developed through the tireless efforts of this staff and Robin Sheedy, Jenny Coniff, Ruth Ann Hopkins and Meg Class. As a result, expect new and interesting programs and events just ahead. Be sure to take advantage of the offerings, and experience the educational trail in its second year.
Elsewhere in the newsletter you will read in more detail about the exciting summer activities, and the forest preservation and restoration efforts that are also a key part of our mission.
As we look forward to the opening of the season, please remember that all of this is possible through your generous giving to the Eagles Mere Conservancy. See you on the mountain.
Andy Rau, EMC President