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Leonard Harrison State Park Is Offering In-Person And Virtual Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 24, 2021

Park Naturalist Bob Edkin at Leonard Harrison State Park at 4797 PA-660, Wellsboro is offering free in-person and virtual programs. The park is about 10 miles from Wellsboro on Route 660 west and is located on the east rim of the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

Beng held at the park are the two in-person programs. The two virtual programs are online – not at the park.

Virtual “Wednesdays with Canyon Wildlife” Begins Today, June 23; Continues on July 7 & 21, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1

“Wednesdays with Canyon Wildlife” is a reoccurring series of free 30-minute virtual programs that is taking place from noon to 12:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, June 23, July 7 and 21, August 4 and Sept. 1. Each program will feature information about an animal that calls the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon home, such as bald eagles, river otters, hellbenders and rattlesnakes. Join Park Naturalist Bob Edkin to explore the population level, life cycle, and other interesting facts about each featured animal that can be found in the Pine Creek Gorge. To receive a link to this program, register at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/leonard_harrison_state_park#.YLuHJflKi70

Virtual “Trout Fishing on Warm Water” is This Thursday, June 24

This Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. will be the free 30-minute virtual program “Trout Fishing in Warm Water.” As the dog days of summer quickly approach, water temperatures can also warm. Join Park Naturalist Bob Edkin for this virtual program to learn how water temperatures affect wild trout in this region, and how anglers can change their fishing habits to protect this special resource. To receive a link to this program, register at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/leonard_harrison_state_park#.YLuHJflKi70

In-Person “Tree Identification Walk” is This Saturday, June 26; No Registration Required

This Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is the free, in-person “Tree Identification Walk.” Meet Park Naturalist Bob Edkin at 10 a.m. at the Leonard Harrison State Park office at 4797 PA-660, Wellsboro to go on a short, leisurely half mile walk around the park while learning how to identify common trees by their leaves and bark. Wear sturdy footwear. Registration is not required for this program.

In-Person “Introduction to Fly Fishing is Saturday, July 10

On Saturday, July 10 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Park Naturalist Bob Edkin is hosting the free, in-person “Introduction to Fly Fishing” for those interested in learning more about this sport. “Fly fishing can seem daunting to a beginner, but it isn’t that complicated,” said Edkin. During the program, he will teach fly-fishing basics, including selecting a rod and tackle and the types of flies to use, along with a brief introduction to casting. The program will be at the Schloder Pavilion behind the park office. Spots are limited so people must register for this program at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/leonard_harrison_state_park#.YLuHJflKi70

To View Virtual Programs

Use a desktop computer or larger tablet to view virtual programs. It is recommended that registrants begin linking into a virtual program 15 minutes before the listed start time as it can take longer than expected to complete the process because of the computer or device they are using.

To Register for Leonard Harrison in-Person and Virtual Programs

To register to receive a link to the free virtual programs and or to reserve a spot to attend the in-person “Introduction to Fly Fishing” program, visit
https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/leonard_harrison_state_park#.YLuHJflKi70 If there is a problem with registering online or for more information about the free, in-person “Tree Identification Walk,” call 570-724-3061 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays or email Bob Edkin at redkin@pa.gov.

Diane Eaton
dianetn@ptd.net
(570) 724-3800

Credits:

Writing: Diane Eaton