Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet
Walkin' Jim in Cooks Forest

Walkin’ Jim Stoltz in Cooks Forest during a visit to Moshannon County · Photo by Gary Thornbloom

Envinity sustainable and green home presentation

Envinity Green Homes presentation at Schlow Library, Spring 2008 · Photo by Laura Piraino

Walkin Jim brings the wilderness to local schoolchildren

Walkin’ Jim Stoltz brings his wilderness experiences to local schoolchildren courtesy of the Moshannon Group · Photo by Gary Thornbloom

Wild PA presentation

Wild Pennsylvania presentation by Micheal Gadomsky · Photo by Gary Thormbloom

Moshannon Group Events and Presentations

All events are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members. For more information on any of these programs, or to contribute ideas for programs that would be of interest to our members, contact Moshannon Group Chair Ernest Boyd by email or at 814-861-2649 or Program Chair Doug Mason by email or at 814-380-4344.

For information on the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, contact Moshannon Group Film Festival Coordinator Ron Johnson by email or at 814-359-6841.

If you know of an event that would be of interest to our site visitors or members, please send it to our Webmaster for consideration to be listed on our home page.

Upcoming Presentations

Sunday, October 5 • 5 p.m.
Sierra Club Fall Potluck at Greenmore Gardens

The Moshannon Group will provide drinks, burgers and veggie burgers. We encourage you to bring a dish/item to share.

Our guest of honor for this event: Vera Scroggins is a north-eastern PA anti-fracking activist who leads bus tours of of Dimock, PA and the Marcellus Shale gas fields. She posts on-line videos that show the dust, noise, lights and excessive truck traffic involved in drilling operations. Powerful NY spokespeople such as Susan Sarandon, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon have taken her tour. In order to keep her from documenting the environmental affects of fracking, Cabot Oil & Gas Co. filed a lawsuit against her, alleging that she was a danger to their operations. Initially, she was enjoined from entering the entire 312 square miles of Susquehanna County where Cabot owns or leases land. This prevented Vera from visiting friends, grocery shopping and doctor appointments Even the area hospital was off-limits. Scott Michelman, an attorney with Public Citizen, who represents Vera, argued that the injunction was too broad. Now the prohibited area has been reduced, but litigation continues and Vera will be back in Court in October.

Join us for this discussion, refreshments and time for some Sierra socializing.

About Moshannon Group Presentations

Our regular presentations feature speakers on important local conservation issues and outdoor adventures. Our presentations are usually held during the autumn, winter, and spring months.

Our preferred location is the community room at Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 South Allen Street in downtown State College. We occasionally hold events in other locations, such as the community meeting room at State College Borough Municipal Building, next door to the Schlow Library.