Moraine
McConnells Mill
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Native Plant and Butterfly Trail

Moraine State Park

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Cavity Nesting Birds Trail

Jennings Environmental Education Center

McConnells Mill State Park

Moraine State Park

Bluebird, bluebird . . . Learn More.

Muddy Creek Oil Field

Moraine State Park

Award-winning Oil Field Restoration

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Prairie Entrance Gets Makeover!

Jennings Environmental and Education Center

Volunteers plant native habitat at entrance to prairie.

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Invasive Bullies

Invasives crowd out native plants, destroying biodiversity and habitats for native insects and animals.

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Jennings Environmental Education Center

Dedicated to bringing environmental education to the community.

Celebrate the unique ecosystem that is the Jennings prairie at Celebrate the Bloom 2015 on July 18.

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McConnells Mill State Park

Autumn Vista on Slippery Rock Creek

Adventure or reflection? Your choice when you visit this beautiful park.

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Moraine State Park

Kayak Into the Sunset

One of Pennsylvania's most-visited parks, so much to do for everyone!

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Upcoming Events

3MJC Friends Group Meetings are held at Jennings Environmental Education Center (JEEC). See you there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 7:00 PM 
Program: Locating Outdoor Treasure With GPS-enabled Devices
Friends Group Meeting
Jennings Environmental Education Center

Ever hear of geocaching? Geocaching is finding objects in public places with a handheld GPS or smart phone. Please join us as Laura Branby, a professor at Allegheny College, explains the basics of geocaching. You may even find your first geocache!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 
Celebrate the Bloom!
Jennings Environmental Education Center

Join us to celebrate Pennsylvania's only prairie (and the eastern-most prairie in the entire United States) at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Immerse yourself in nature by going on bird, butterfly and wildflower walks or attend a class on reptiles and amphibians. See demonstrations of blacksmithing and beekeeping and learn how to establish your own native plant and prairie meadow. Check out local artisans and try some great festival food! Don't forget to check out the entertaining line-up of music running throughout the afternoon at the Pavilion.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Muddy Creek Oil Field Operating
Moraine State Park off the 528 exit at 300 Park Road

See history in action. Bring the family to see this operating antique oil field with a museum and a 100-year-old Bessemer engine.

Follow the signs or call 724-285-5618 for directions to the Oil Field.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 — 7:00 PM 
Program: Davis Hollow Cabin History
Friends Annual Picnic Meeting
Davis Hollow (NCT) Cabin, Moraine State Park

RSVP: 3mjcparks@gmail.com

Join us as volunteer Diane Winston gives us a tour of the Davis Hollow Cabin. She will talk about the management and history of the cabin, as well as the relationship Davis Hollow Cabin has with the parks and the North Country Trail.

Please bring a covered dish to this event. We will provide chicken and paper products so make sure you RSVP so we have enough for everyone. If you forget to RSVP please come out anyway.

To get to the cabin turn left at the Davis Hollow Marina, and there will be a sign for NCT Cabin. Turn there and go up the stone road into the woods. There is limited parking at the cabin so please park at the Davis Hollow Marina if you are physically able to make the short walk. Then we can save the parking spots at the cabin for those who cannot make the walk.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Muddy Creek Oil Field Operating
Moraine State Park off the 528 exit at 300 Park Road

See history in action. Bring the family to see this operating antique oil field with a museum and a 100-year-old Bessemer engine.

Follow the signs or call 724-285-5618 for directions to the Oil Field.

Wednesday, Sepember 16, 2015 — 7:00 PM 
Program: Cooking Lessons from Times Gone By
Friends Group Meeting
Old Stone House, Route 8

Have a taste for some old-fashioned, early American cooking? Join Stan Malecki, an innkeeper at the Old Stone House, as he creates apple fritters in the outdoor oven exactly as they were done in the past.

The Old Stone House requests a donation of $3 for the event, and please bring a folding chair with you. The Old Stone House is located at the intersection of routes 8, 528, and 173, three miles south of Slippery Rock.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Muddy Creek Oil Field Operating
Moraine State Park off the 528 exit at 300 Park Road

See history in action. Bring the family to see this operating antique oil field with a museum and a 100-year-old Bessemer engine.

Follow the signs or call 724-285-5618 for directions to the Oil Field.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 7:00 PM 
Program: Pennsylvania's Bats
Friends Group Meeting
Jennings Environmental Education Center

Becky Lubold, Environmental Education Specialist at Jennings, will fill us in on the latest information about Pennsylvania Bats. We will learn the ecological importance of bats, discuss reasons why they are susceptible to environmental changes, introduce species found in Pennsylvania, and examine two issues that pose particular risks: White Nose Syndrome and wind turbines.