Jim Finley Stewardship Day

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Jim Finley Stewardship Day

August 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Last year, the Foundation for Sustainable Forests introduced the Jim Finley Stewardship Day as an annual event to honor the memory of distinguished forest educator and visionary conservationist James C. Finley. Each year, we come together at an FSF-conserved property for a project that is tied to the long-term health and resilience of the forest.

This year’s work will take place at FSF’s Caldwell Creek Watershed Conservation Area near Grand Valley, Warren County, PA. FSF is currently working improve a 1.7-mile section of former railroad grade into a walking trail that connects our properties and fishing access along the creek. With your help, we will get the Stony Hollow Trail ready for its public unveiling! We will also steward other projects along Caldwell Creek by maintaining a deer exclosure fence, straightening tree tubes, and installing signs.

FSF will supply the necessary tools and supplies to get the job done, but you are also encouraged to bring your own tools, work gloves, etc. Dress for the weather, but also for brambles, muddy terrain, etc.

Lunch, beverages, and snacks will be provided. There will be a bathroom facility on site. We request that you RSVP for this event, so that we can plan the projects and tools according to the group size. To RSVP, please complete the form below or call (814) 694-5830.

    Caldwell Creek Watershed Conservation Area

    Caldwell Creek Fly Fishing Area Parking – Dotyville Hill Rd. + Google Map
    Jim Finley, FSF Board Member, distinguished Penn State Faculty, and founder of Penn State’s Center for Private Forests