2017 Events:

   20th Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference

       Forest & Wildlife Management in the 21st Century: Balancing Deer & Native Plants
       Date:  March 11, 2017     8:30 am - 4:30 pm                                            
       Location: Bedford American Legion - Lower Level                                   

                         3721 US-220 Business, Bedford, PA  

       Directions: Business 220 north of Bedford, just past the Bedford Elementary School; drive around back to the lower level

       Cost:  $10 WOSA members  Non-WOSA members $15 

       Menu:    make your own sandwiches, hot soups, dessert, ice tea and coffee

   Chainsaw Safety Training with Tony Tresselt
       TENTATIVE Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017  

       Time:  registration 8am  training: 8:30am - 4:30pm
       Location:  Tenley Park in Everett
       Cost:  $30 WOSA member  $35 non-members     

       Note:  bring your own chainsaw and personal protective equipment, if you can
       Contact: Dave Scamardella 717-485-3148  

   Plant Identification Walk

   with DCNR Staff: Kelly Sitch, Botanist;  Andrew Rohrbaugh, Botanist & Dave Scamardella, Forester
       Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9am -  Noon
       Location:  Kerper Tract of Buchanan State Forest

       Directions:  from the intersection of US Rt 30 (Lincoln Way West) & US Rt 522 (2nd St./Great Cove Rd) in McConnellsburg

                             right turn - south on US Rt 522 for 6.5 miles

                             left turn - south on Route 928 - Big Cove Tannery Rd for a little over 1 mile

                             meet at the footbridge over Big Cove Creek.

        Note:   The event is free and participants should dress appropriately.  The walk may last up to three hours and all age

       groups may participate, as the walk will be easy.  The event will occur rain or shine.

Golden-winged Warbler Workshop
       Date:  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10am
       Location:  John and Joanne Boggess (Alum Bank)

       Note: in conjunction with Juniata Valley Audubon Society, Emily Bellush and Shannon Farrell

   WOSA Picnic and Garlic Workshop - CANCELLED
       Date:  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1pm

       Location:  John and Judy Herr (Everett) 



                          please let John & Judy know you are coming by Friday, September 8th

          Everyone is invited - so bring a friend

          WOSA will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, and tableware

          Bring a covered dish to share

          Picnic starts at 1pm and the Garlic Workshop will follow


    Tour at Dave Scamardella's Woodlot
        Date:  Friday, September 15
      Location:  1858 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, PA

      For Directions & Time: call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell)

      Description: Dave will hold a tour to show loggers his sale; WOSA members will tour the woodlot and will see how various 

          logging issues are addressed in the Logging Specs.

   A Walk in Penn's Woods at Mike and Laura Jackson's Forest
       Date:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00 - 5:00pm
       Location: Black Valley Road - 2.5 miles south of Everett, PA

       Description:  this will be a leisurely, exploratory nature walk to look for all that nature offers. Light refreshments provided.

           Open to guests and the public.

      Note: call Mike or Laura Jackson at 814-652-9268 by Thursday, September 28th if you plan to attend


   A Walk in Penn's Woods held by DCNR Bureau of Forestry, PGC, and WOSA

       Date:  Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00pm
       Location:  501 Indian Grave Road, Warfordsburg, PA
       Description:  walk to see a timber sale (2nd stage shelterwood harvest) in Buchanan State Forest. Walkers will also see

           invasive plant management, including hack-n-squirt.
      Questions: call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell) 

   Tour of Horton Hardwoods Planing Mill
       Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10am

       Location:  380 Menchtown Road, Everett 

       NOTE:  this tour is tentative - call Dave Scamardella at 717-485-3148 (work) or 717-860-1646 (cell) to confirm the trip

    Fall Annual Meeting & Dinner
       Date:  Thursday, November 9, 2017  from 5:30 - 8:30pm                                             
       Location: Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant

                         8785 William Penn Road, Osterburg, PA                     
       Time:  Board Meeting 5pm;  Business Meeting 5:30pm;  Dinner at 6pm
       Speakers:  Dr. Norris Muth, Juniata College - discuss plans for 300 acres farm donated to the college

                           Dave Scamardella and Mike & Laura Jackson  - discuss the two properties donated to WOSA

       Menu:  stuffed chicken breast, garden salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, and ice cream sundae



  Woodland Owners of the 

  Southern Alleghenies

2018 Events:

   21st Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference

       The Future of Deer and Forests
       Date:  Saturday, March 10, 2018    

       Time:  8:30am - 4:30pm                                            
       Location: Bedford American Legion - Upper Level                                   

                         3721 US-220 Business, Bedford, PA  

       Directions: Business 220/North Richard Street, north of Bedford, just past the Bedford Elementary School; 

       Cost:  $10 per WOSA  member & $15 non-member

       Note:  send check payable to WOSA to P.O. Box 253, Everett, PA 15537

                   Reservations must be postmarked by February 28th to guarantee lunch