The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 6, 2013

Bob Garrett's Talking Points: R.B. Winter events heat up as winter winds down


Volunteer potluck

If you are, have been or want to be an R.B. Winter State Park volunteer, you’re invited to a potluck dinner that will be held in the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center on March 22 at 6 p.m. Just bring along your favorite covered dish and your family and friends to share in this festive event. Please call the park office at 966-1455 to let them know you’re coming.

There will be a discussion about what’s new with the Pennsylvania Conservation Volunteers, and learn about new projects going on around the park such as upcoming special events and opportunities to serve as campground hosts. The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony.

Penns Creek clean-up

You’re invited to join Trout Unlimited members for their annual Penn’s Creek cleanup that will be held April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This would be an excellent service opportunity for young people. Everything needed (garbage bags, gloves and a vest) is provided.

You will be helping to clean up the Penns Creek stream banks, from Weikert to Poe Paddy. As an added benefit, the gates open to the old railroad bed near Cherry Run for you and the crew to clean up the areas in the fly fishing-only area. This will be a great chance to see the entire area and scout out your next trip while helping with a worthy cause.

Those interested are encouraged to meet at the Union County Sportsman’s Club parking lot. Please let Jim Hepner know you can help by calling 286-7870.

Friends of the NRA

The next Friends of the NRA event that will be held in our area is scheduled for April 14 at 1 p.m. at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill.

This will be the Cumberland Valley Friends of the NRA annual banquet.

These “Friends” events are always a good time with great food, lots of door prizes and tons of fellowship.

Please contact Josh Wilbur at (717) 648-1895 to make your reservation or register at

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