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8:30 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday 
Boathouse 412-559-3697 (recording)
 412-969-9090
Golf Course (724) 935-1967, (412) 961-0512
Ice Skating Rink (724) 935-1280
Naturalist (724) 935-2170
Swimming Pool (724) 935-1951
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DATE 

2014 EVENTS 

TIME 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 
Year Round Check for Nature Center group events:
     Latodami Nature Center
     Boyce Nature Center - Marshall Island
 
Every Thursday
of the year
Thursday Adult Nature Walk  10 am - Noon
Wednesdays
during the
summer
Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions throughout the summer at the North Park Demonstration Gardens 4 pm - 6 pm
2nd Tuesday
of each month
Pre-School Children's Hour
Pre-Registration Required. To register call (724) 935-2170. 
(No Program scheduled on Veterans Day, November 11, 2014)

Apr. - Oct.
9:30 - 11 am &
1 - 2:30 pm
Nov. - Mar.
10 - 11 am
& 1 - 2 pm

MORE EVENTS

 
Check these sites for other upcoming events:
    Blue Arrow World Wide Web Icon North Park Boathouse
    Blue Arrow World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) 
    Blue Arrow World Wide Web Icon Rachel Carson Trail Challenge 
    Blue Arrow World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors
 

MARCH

 
3/1

World Wide Web IconVenture Outdoors Rachel Carson Trail Quest #1
$15 for non-members; $10 for Venture Outdoors members. The Rachel Carson Trail snakes 34 miles across northern Allegheny County. It is the most rugged trail in Western Pennsylvania. The trails follows power and gas lines, skirts residential areas, challenges your arches on paved roads, crosses creeks without bridges, meanders through woods and fields and passes along the edge of steep bluffs. Parts of this trail are pretty, parts are wretched, but all of it is surprising!

Every year, 600 people take the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge and complete the full distance in one exhausting day with appropriate bragging rights. This Quest series, led by Bruce Cridlebaugh, lets you hike the trail in four sections in the direction of this year's Rachel Carson Trail Challenge with a bonus fifth hike that features a connection to the still-developing Harmony Trail. On each hike, we will meet at the hike and point and shuttle to the start.  World Wide Web Icon Sign up for the entire five-hike RCT Quest for $40.

This first hike will start in North Park and cover 12.7 miles to Dorseyville. Be aware: This is a very strenuous hike and you need to be in shape to attempt it. The saying is: "If there's a possible worst way for a trail to go, that's where The Rachel goes." This trail includes sections that are very steep with no switchbacks or alternatives.

Dates of the remaining hikes are: Saturday, March 15; Saturday, March 22; Saturday, March 29; and Saturday, April 5.
World Wide Web Icon Get more information & Register on-line
North Park Beaver Shelter

10 am - 4 pm
3/8   How Sweet it Is - Maple Syrup Making Demonstration 
(Nature Center)
10-11:30 am
& Noon - 1:30 pm 
3/4 Friends of North Park Meeting & Presentation
Scout Cabin located on Ingomar Road. 
Presentation by Naturalist Meg Scanlon on the interesting and fun things happening at the Latodami Environmental Center. Learn about Latodami's past, present and future!
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park 
7 pm
3/5 Family Skate
$10 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children ages 17 & under) for Allegheny County residents. $13 per family for non-residents.
North Park Ice Rink & South Park Ice Rink.
4:30 - 7 pm
3/10 Ice Skating Show, "Dancing Under the Stars"
Ice Skating Rink
Free & open to the public. The show will feature ice skaters who have taken lessons from the Parks Department this season, as well as their instructors. They will showcase their skills, which range from beginner through competive skating levels. Performer ages are pre-school through adults. This year's theme is "Dancing Under the Stars" and will feature ballroom, disco and Broadway musical selections. For details, call 724-935-1280.
7 pm
3/15

World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors Rachel Carson Trail Quest #2
This Quest series, led by Bruce Cridlebaugh, lets you hike the trail in four sections in the direction of this year’s Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, with a bonus fifth hike that features a connection to the still-developing Harmony Trail. On each hike, we will meet at the hike end point and shuttle to the start.

This second hike will start in Dorseyville and cover 7.9 miles to Springdale.

Be aware: This is a very strenuous hike and you need to be in shape to attempt it. The saying is: “If there’s a possible worst way for a trail to go, that’s where The Rachel goes.” This trail includes sections that are very steep with no switchbacks or alternatives.

Cost: $15/non-member; $10/member
World Wide Web Icon Get more information & Register on-line 

10 am - 4 pm
3/15  Maple Syrup Making Demonstration
(Marshall Twp. Ellis Frye Barn - All Ages)
Pre-registration suggested. Call Marshall Township to register for this program: (724) 935-3090. 
11 am - 12:30 pm
3/16 Ice Skating
Season End
9:00 pm
Mid-March  Winter Golf
Season End
 
3/17 Senior Citizen Golf Permits On Sale
Season Locker Rentals On Sale
Golf Course 
 
3/22
Pre-order
deadline
 
North Area Environmental Council Seedling Sale
Pre-ordering required.
Pick up at the Latodami Nature Center
PDF Icon Event Flyer 
Pick-Up Date:
4/12
9 am - Noon
3/22 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors Rachel Carson Trail Quest #3
This Quest series, led by Bruce Cridlebaugh, lets you hike the trail in four sections in the direction of this year’s Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, with a bonus fifth hike that features a connection to the still-developing Harmony Trail. On each hike, we will meet at the hike end point and shuttle to the start.

This third hike will start in Springdale and cover 9.8 miles to Tarentum.

Be aware: This is a very strenuous hike and you need to be in shape to attempt it. The saying is: “If there’s a possible worst way for a trail to go, that’s where The Rachel goes.” This trail includes sections that are very steep with no switchbacks or alternatives.

Cost:  $15/non-member; $10/member
 World Wide Web Icon Get more information & Register on-line 
10 am - 4 pm
3/23 World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group
Steward Orientation Day at North Park
This day will include a teaching session as well as practical application workshops.
Location: North Park, Roosevelt Shelter, Parish Hill
11 am - 2 pm
3/28 3/29
Columbus Day 
Regular Golf
Season Start
NOTE:  Due to snow on the greens, the Regular Golf Season Start at North Park Golf Course will be delayed until Saturday, March 29 (weather permitting).
Weather and conditions permitting 
 
3/29 World Wide Web Icon 14th Annual "Just a Short Run"
Boathouse - Pierce Mill Road
Registration/
Packet Pickup:
6:30-8:20 am
Start:  8:30 am 
3/29 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors Rachel Carson Trail Quest #4
This Quest series let’s you hike the trail in four sections in the direction of this year’s Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, with a bonus fifth hike that features a connection to the still-developing Harmony Trail. On each hike, we will meet at the hike end point and shuttle to the start.

This fourth hike will start in Tarentum and cover 7.3 miles to Harrison Hills Park.

Be aware: This is a very strenuous hike and you need to be in shape to attempt it. The saying is: “If there’s a possible worst way for a trail to go, that’s where The Rachel goes.” This trail includes sections that are very steep with no switchbacks or alternatives.

Cost: $15/non-member; $10/member
World Wide Web Icon Get more information & Register on-line 
10 am - 4 pm

APRIL

 
 4/1 - 10/31  Tennis
Season Start
 
4/5

World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors Rachel Carson Trail Quest #5
This Quest series lets you hike the trail in four sections in the direction of this year’s Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, with a bonus fifth hike that features a connection to the still-developing Harmony Trail. On each hike, we will meet at the hike end point and shuttle to the start.

This is the last hike and a bonus to the Rachel Carson Trail. We will hike the 6-mile Harmony Trail starting in North Park.

Be aware: This is a very strenuous hike and you need to be in shape to attempt it. The saying is: “If there’s a possible worst way for a trail to go, that’s where The Rachel goes.” This trail includes sections that are very steep with no switchbacks or alternatives.

Cost: $15/non-member; $10/member
World Wide Web Icon Get more information & Register on-line 

10 am - 4 pm
4/5
World Wide Web Icon Map  
2nd Annual Pittsburgh Sakura Festival
Pearce Shelter & Latrobe Shelter (near the Boathouse)
Planting three ceremonial young cherry trees and three others. Taiko, music performances, kite flying, folk dancing, tea ceremony, raffle and more! 
World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Sakura Project 
10 am - 1 pm
TBA Earth Day Redd Up
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
Help clean up from various locations in North Park.
To get involved, contact Email Graphic Robert Habegger.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park and World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) 
9 am
4/19 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors Easter Egg Geocaching
North Park Scout Cabin
1:30 - 3:30 pm
4/26 

Rain Garden Party
Pre-registration Required.
To register call (724) 935-2170
Learn about Latodami's new rain garden, its construction, function and value to our community, and how you can create one in your yard. Learn more about rain gardents @ www.raingardenalliance.org. Meet at Latodami Barn.

10 am - Noon
4/26

World Wide Web Icon Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 
County Police - North Park Station
   700 West Ridge Drive

10 am - 2 pm
4/26 World Wide Web Icon Venture Outdoors
Allegheny County Parks Quest Hike Series
Advanced-level series includes a vigorous loop of about 10 miles around Park.
10 am - 4 pm
4/26  Apple Blossoms
Pre-registration Required.
To register call (724) 935-2170
Celebrate spring and join us today on a leisurely stroll through our "Johnny Appleseed Orchard". You will learn about our older trees, new plantings, and the recent Boy Scout improvements in this apple orchard. Meet at Latodami Barn.
1 pm - 3 pm

MAY

 

TBA

Lake & Land Clean Up
Rose Barn on Pearce Mill Rd.
Help clean up the North Park Lake and Marshall Lake shorelines in North Park on land and on water. To get involved, contact Email Graphic Robert Habegger.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park 
9 am
5/3 Household Chemical Collection
Swimming pool parking lot
World Wide Web Icon More info
World Wide Web Icon Volunteers Needed 
9am - 1 pm
5/3 World Wide Web Icon Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 
Old Firehouse
For past, present and future volunteers!
Picnic followed by the World Wide Web Icon Annual Public Meeting 
World Wide Web Icon Rachel Carson Trails Conservatory  
1 - 2 pm


2 - 3 pm
 
5/9  QR Code Woodland Walk at Night
Bring your "smart phone", with QR code app and wireless internet access, to participate in this internet narrated interpretive walk of the Braille Trail. Still fun, even if you don't possess a smart phone. Meet at the Braille Trail (Nature Access Trail) on Brown Road.
7 pm - 9 pm
5/10 PDF Icon North Park Spring Stewardship Day
Spend a morning helping to clean up litter and remove invasive plant species at various locations in North Park.  Refreshments served at conclusion. Food donations needed.
Volunteers Needed! Contact Email Graphic Gary Rigdon or Email Graphic Robert Habegger.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park and North Area Environmental Council
9 am - Noon
5/12 & 5/13 Allegheny County Marbles Program
Ice Skating Facility, 2nd Floor
M & Tu: 3 - 5 pm
TBA World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Family Free Program
Family Fishing Day at North Park Lake
Learn the basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook and taking a fish off the hook. Family will have the opportunity to fish, no fishing license required. All equipment provided.
10 am - 2 pm
TBA World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Family Free Program
Wild Edible Hike of North Park.
Hike the Red Trail looking for the 10 common edible plants.
Visit World Wide Web Icon www.meetup.com/L-L-Bean-Pittsburgh-Outing-Group/events for more details.
6 pm
TBA World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Family Free Program
Family Fishing Day at North Park Lake
(See details above)
10 am - 2 pm
5/31 - Labor Day  Swimming Pool Open
(Weather & conditions permitting)
11:30 am - 7 pm
Memorial Day
Weekend
North Park Boathouse opens for the season!
World Wide Web Icon Kayak Pittsburgh 
 

JUNE

 
6/3 Friends of North Park Meeting
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meeting are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park 
7 pm
6/6 North Trail Night Hike
Our nighttime journey will have us exploring old pastures, an apple orchard and up into old crop fields that were important features of Latodami when it was an active farm and learning about how they are now vital components of critical habitats for declining wildlife species. Meet at Latodami Barn.
7 pm - 9 pm
TBA World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools Family Free Program
Take an easy beginners hike around White Red Trail in North Park. Meet at Pie Traynor Field.
8 am
TBA Freeride Jump Jam Fundraiser
Meet at World Wide Web Icon Freeride Area Skills Park.  Park at Pie Traynor Field Parking Lot. Celebrate the opening of the new Intermediate Jump Line with a Jump Jam! The event is FREE but this is a fundraiser/membership event for PTAG so if you come please consider joining PTAG or making a donation to support our efforts!  Check back for PDF Icon event flyer. 

Founded in 2001, the mission of the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) is to maintain, protect and encourage access to shared-use trails in Western Pennsylvania. We are especially concerned with singletrack trails used by mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, cross-country skiers and equestrians. Working closely with city, county, state and private landowners, PTAG ensures all trails are approved by the landowner or land manager. PTAG strives to promote responsible trail use with the goal of fostering improved relations among landowners and all trail users. 

PTAG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you like what PTAG does, please join as a member to help sustain PTAG as a non-profit organization. Membership can be renewed yearly. We have many expenses and rely on public support. All membership fees are tax deductible. 

World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) 

1 pm
TBA  World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Free Program
Kayak Demo Days
Info at World Wide Web Icon http://www.meetup.com/L-L-Bean-Pittsburgh-Outing-Group/events/dhglzfyrjbmc/  
12 Noon - 2 pm
TBA

11th Annual Backyard Gardener Plant Swap
(Across from the Skating Rink)
Gardeners bring extra perennial, annual and vegetable plants to trade with each other. All plants must be potted and labeled. It's a chance to meet other like minded gardeners and add to your landscape. Gardeners are advised to get there early!
Contact:
Douglass Oster, The Backyard Gardener
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (412) 779-5861

 

Noon - 2 pm

TBA Friends of North Park Meeting
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meeting are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park 
7 pm
6/21  Wahdo:Gwas Wetland Inventory and Service
You can help us today in one of two ways, assisting in our annual plant and animal inventory or helping to remove invasive plant species. Call (724) 935-2170 for more information on how you, your family or your group can help today. Meet at North Dakota Education Pavilion on Pearce Mill Road.
10 am - Noon
6/21  Wahdo:Gwas Wetland Walk
Learn more about this wetland and all the educational features that have been developed to create new opportunities for nature observation. Meet at North Dakota Education Pavilion on Pearce Mill Road.
1 pm - 3 pm
6/21 World Wide Web Icon 17th Annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge 
  • Full Challenge (34 miles) - begins at 5:50 am
  • Homestead Challenge (18 miles)
  • Friends & Family Challenge (8 miles)

All hikes end with a cookout at Harrison Hills Park
World Wide Web Icon Volunteers Needed!

Times vary
TBA World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean Free Program
Full Strawberry Moon Kayak/Canoe Outing
Info at World Wide Web Icon http://www.meetup.com/L-L-Bean-Pittsburgh-Outing-Group/events/123238402/  
8 pm

JULY

 
7/1 Friends of North Park Meeting
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meeting are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park 
7 pm
7/1
Tuesdays
Free Swimming Lessons
Last name A-K
5 years and older
Once a week
(Total of 4 weeks)
10 - 10:45 am
7/3
Thursdays
Free Swimming Lessons
Last name L-Z
5 years and older
Once a week
(Total of 4 weeks)
10 - 10:45 am
7/9 Junior Golf Championship 
(Golf Course)
 
TBA World Wide Web Icon8th Annual Trail Fest (formerly Mountain Bike Festival)

Meet at the Ice Skating Rink.
See PDF Icon event flyer for more details and PTAG membership fund drive information..

World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group  (PTAG)
World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Off-Road Cyclists (PORC)

Registration:
11:30 am

Rides/Runs Leave:
12 pm and 2 pm

Hikes Leave:
1 pm

7/17 Men's Golf Championship
(Golf Course)
 
7/19  Native American Wilderness Skills, Part 1
Pre-registration required.
For more information call (724) 935-2170
 
7/26  Native American Wilderness Skills, Part 2
Pre-registration required.
Join Native American presenters, Lee Dingus (Seneca) and Earl Dingus (Cherokee), to learn fundamental survival skills that include lectures and hands-on experience using both traditional and contemporary ways.
10 am - 2 pm
7/27 Venture Outdoors - Allegheny County Park Hike
Join Bruce Cridlebaugh on this exploration of each of the Allegheny County Parks. These Advanced Level hikes are intended to move at a brisk pace, covering a long distance (10-12 miles) over very hilly terrain. Hikers must be in good physical condition. This is not a casual walk in the park. The route connects the park's outermost trails for a day-long loop hike. In addition to some serious hiking, we will explore the history and specal features of the park. Participants will receive a detailed hiking map of the park.
Cost: $15.00 non-member / $10 member
10 am - 4 pm

AUGUST

 
8/5 Friends of North Park Meeting
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meeting are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  
7 pm
8/9  Latodami Barn Birthday Party
Pre-registration required.
It's our Barn's Birthday!!! One hundred years old!!! Fun activities for the family that will have you learning more about Latodami in its early years. Meet at Latodami Barn.
Noon - 2 pm
TBA Please Note: Pool will open at 12:30 pm due to the annual Triathlons in the morning. 
8/12 Women's Golf Championship
(Golf Course)
  
8/15 Two Player Scramble
(Golf Course)
  
8/16

World Wide Web Icon Garden in the Parks Field Day
Demonstration Garden - Babcock Blvd. & Wildwood Road
Admission is free! 
There will be children's activities & tours of the annual flower trials, herb, and pollinator gardens. The trials are annual beds that feature plants relatively new or recommended for our zone. They could be heat/drought resistant, deer resistant, a new cultivar or featured color etc. Many of the annuals are donated to the Master Gardeners for the demonstration beds by local nurseries. The Demonstration Gardens offer an opportunity for County residents to see a mature annual, judge how well it does in our area & decide if it is one they might want in their own garden. Residents are invited to place a colored flag, as a vote, by their favorite annual in the demonstration beds. Master gardeners tally the votes and reports the winners in early fall. Local beekeepers will be on-hand with  the Master Gardeners to answer questions. Visitors can taste an array of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and unique varieties of garlic and basil.
Sponsored by:
Allegheny County Penn State Master Gardeners

9 am - 1 pm

SEPTEMBER

 
Sept/Oct  Boathouse
End of Boating Season - date depends on weather
Check website - World Wide Web Icon Kayak Pittsburgh 
Open weekends
until season end 
  9/1 - 3/31 

Platform Tennis Season 

 
9/2 Friends of North Park Meeting & Presentation
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meetings are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  
7 pm
9/4 Senior Championship
(Golf Course)
 
9/27  Naturalist Badge Activities
Pre-registration required.
Not just for Boy Scouts, this program will have participants learning more about the interrelationships of plants, animals and local habitats. Meet at Latodami Barn.
10 am - Noon
9/27  Seed Collecting
Pre-registration required.
Large and small, come one, come all and help us gather grass and wildflower seeds from our meadows and wetlands.  These precious seeds collected today will be sown on later dates throughout other habitats to increase natural diversity and to be food and shelter for native wildlife.  Work gloves are recommended. Meet at Latodami Barn.
1 pm - 3 pm
TBA

12th Anniversary of 9/11 Flag Ceremony
North Park Flag Retirement Plaza
(Babcock Blvd and Wildwood Rd, park along Ingomar Rd)

7 pm
TBA

World Wide Web IconNationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 
County Police - North Park Station
   700 West Ridge Drive
World Wide Web Icon More info 
World Wide Web Icon Find more collection sites 

10 am - 2 pm 

OCTOBER

 
 10/4  Arboretum Service Day
Meet at Grant Grove off Wildwood Rd (across from the 7-Eleven) to assist with this service day in memory of Naturalist, Esther Allen. We will be removing smothering overgrowth from select areas throughout the arboretum.
Pre-registration required.  To register call (724) 935-2170.
Sponsored by Latodami Nature Center and World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  

10 am - Noon

10/7

Friends of North Park Meeting & Presentation
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meetings are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  

7 pm

TBA Arboretum Tour
Meet at Grant Grove off Wildwood Rd (across from the 7-Eleven)
A tour of this unique Join us as we identify the unusual and rare tree and wildflower species found in this 25 acre site.
Pre-registration required.  To register call (724) 935-2170.
Sponsored by Latodami Nature Center and World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  

12:30 - 2:30 pm

10/13  Directors Golf Tournament
Golf Course
Every year on Columbus Day - Open to the public. Cart, greens fees, dinner,
awards and prizes are included.
Benefits Kane Regional Centers 
10 am
 10/16  Thursday Adult Nature Walk Fall Foliage Hike
Meet at the Ranch House on Kummer Road.
Walkers will enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this fall walk along woodland trails around the Golf course
Pre-registration required. 

10 am - Noon

10/16  Thursday Adult Nature Walk Presentation
Meet at the Ranch House
Pre-registration required.
To register call (724) 935-2170

  1 - 2 pm

10/24  Unhaunted Night Hike
Pre-registration required.
 Have fun learning more about nocturnal creatures on our, not so spooky, sensory night hike along the infamous, "Blue Mist Road". Meet at the Beaver Shelter parking area on Babcock Blvd.

7 pm - 9 pm

10/31  Tennis
Season End
 

NOVEMBER

 
11/4

Friends of North Park Meeting & Presentation
The Cabin - intersection of Ingomar & Babcock Blvd.
All meetings are open to the public.
World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  

7 pm
 11/6 - Mid-March  Ice Skating Season Opens
Check the schedule for details.
Weather & Conditions Permitting 
 
11/22  Naturalist Badge Activities
Pre-registration required.
Not just for Boy Scouts, this program will have participants learning more about the interrelationships of plants, animals and local habitats. Meet at Latodami Barn.
10 am - Noon
11/22  The Gathering of a Palindrome
Pre-registration required.
We will be gathering as many of these today as possible in order to expand our gardens for our butterfly species. Can you guess what it is? Bring a hand pruner, if you have one. Meet at Latodami Barn.
1 pm - 3 pm
TBA 
World Wide Web Icon Map 

Sakura Tree Planting
By Pearce Shelter & Latrobe Shelter (near the Boathouse)
We will be planting young cherry and other native trees; mulch, water, stake and install deer protectors.
Clothing: Work clothes you can get dirty (Sakura Project T-shirts are welcome!), work gloves, shovels.
Light refreshments will be served at the end of planting. To help us plan, please RSVP to Email Graphic Yoko Motoyama
To lighten our environmental impact, please bring your own cup and chopsticks or utensils. 
World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Sakura Project 

10 am -  1 pm
TBA

Fall Hikes Led by World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG)World Wide Web Icon L.L. Bean and World Wide Web Icon Friends of North Park  
Meet at the Olympia shelter on Pearce Mill Rd across from the skating rink. (Map)
Join us as we venture into the fall landscape of beautiful North Park. Two levels of hikes will be available to choose from on this day. 

Easy Hike:  This hike will be approximately 3 miles and will explore the Latodami Nature Center areas using the Wahdo:Gwas Wetlands, Braille Trail, Meadow Trail, and Marshall Lake Trail.

Moderate Hike:  This hike will be along the PTAG managed shared-use trails of the North Ridge.  Our journey will begin on the blazed “Red/Blue Dot” trail and returns on the blazed “Red” trail.  This hike will vary in distance depending on the group. It could range between 5 to 7 miles.
World Wide Web Icon Meet Up Link 

1 pm
TBA PTAG Volunteer Appreciation Day
You've worked your body hard to maintain the region's trails in 2012.  Join us at the Rose Barn in North Park to reward your mind and stomach.  Hikes, bike rides, food, beverages, prizes and more!
World Wide Web Icon Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) 
10 am

DECEMBER

 
12/1 - Mid-March Winter Golf Season
Weather & Conditions Permitting 
 
12/6  Naturalist Badge Activities
Pre-registration required.
Not just for Boy Scouts, this program will have participants learning more about the interrelationships of plants, animals and local habitats. Meet at Latodami Barn.
10 am - Noon
12/6  Seed Sowing
Pre-registration required.
Have a great time with us tossing grass and wildflower seeds throughout our fields and wetlands. These special seeds will provide wildlife with natural food and shelter and increase biodiversity in our region. Meet at Latodami Barn.
 
12/27 

Christmas Bird Count
Pre-registration required.
Meet at the Rose Barn Parking Lot.
To register call (724) 935-2170
Sign up to take part in the ongoing research to document winter birds in North Park. No experience necessary.

7:30 - 11:30 am
and/or
1 - 4 pm