The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 2, 2013

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n Fly fishing museum

While the waters are still nice and cool, this weekend would be a great time to travel down to the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum that's located at the Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse in Boiling Springs. The museum recently unveiled an expanded display of the historic artifacts that the association members have collected over the past 14 years. New space in the museum's Meadow Lodge has resulted in a huge show room that allows these fly fishers, historians and conservationists to display what has made our state's world-renowned fly-fishing tradition. Make sure to take along your fishing gear because there's great fishing in the museum's backyard.

n Susquehanna River cleanup and concert

There will be a big cleanup along banks of the river this Saturday. For the second year in a row, crews will pick up litter and debris from the Chillisquaque Access Area the whole way down to the Sunbury waterfront. The crews will head out from the Sunbury Amphitheater at 9:30 a.m. Boats and lunch are being provided so it's important to pre-register at: At the conclusion of the cleanup, around 1 p.m., there will be a family-friendly concert along the Sunbury waterfront.

n Audubon Free Field Trip

Everyone is welcome to join the Seven Mountains Audubon members on a free, local field trip this Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. Please meet in the CVS parking lot on Route 192 in Lewisburg to tag along.

n Controlled burn

If you're in the State College area today and see lots of smoke, it may be the controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens of State Game Land #176. The burn is being conducted by the Game Commission to improve habitat conditions. The purpose of these types of burns is to restore the pitch pine/scrub oak ecosystem on the unique Scotia Barrens. Controlled burns also are used to improve plant and wildlife habitats, along with reducing the chance of wildfires.

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