Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Learn more about the 'creatures of the night.'
Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services Division’s Green Lane Park will host “Creatures of Night – the Amphibians” on Friday, March 22, beginning at 6:30pm. "Join special guest and amphibian enthusiast, Andrew Curtis, for a close up look at local frogs, toads, and salamanders in their natural habitat," said a release from Montgomery County office of communications director, Frank Custer. "After a brief indoor program, participants will venture out to some local vernal pools to observe these amazing animals up close. The county had some suggestions for those that plan to attend. "Waterproof boots and flashlights are recommended," said Custer. "The program will meet at the picnic pavilion in the Deep Creek Area of Green Lane Park, 2144…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission hosts inaugural event across the state.
Montgomery County will play host to one of 12 unique sites that will test drive a charter program with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). "Young anglers and their adult mentors can get an early start to trout season by fishing one of 12 waters on March 23, the weekend before the regional opening day," said Carl Richardson, media contact for the PFBC. The 12 waters, including Montgomery County's Green Lane Park's Deep Creek Dam, were identified by the PFBC as part of the Mentored Youth Trout Day program, a new pilot project being launched within the 18-county southeast area that makes up the regional opening day, according to a release from PFBC. “The Commission is piloting the Mentored Youth Trout Day as part of its goal to …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Montco Parks and Heritage Services will host the program on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.
If you often wonder about the trees throughout the Perkiomen Valley, staff at the Green Lane Park wants to help you figure them out. The Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services Division’s Green Lane Park will offer tips and tricks for identifying native trees in this free program, suggested for adults and children eight and older. Participants will learn how to identify trees using bark, twigs and seeds as clues, and will also learn about local trees. The program will take place outdoors, and will meet at the Deep Creek Area at Green Lane Park. Preregistration is required – call 215-234-4528.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Police are searching for a pickup truck used in the burglary of a deer that was stored in an Upper Hanover garage; the victim is offering a $1,500 reward for information.
The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a late 1990’s model pickup truck that was used when the body of a deer was stolen from an Upper Hanover Garage on Nov. 27, and the victim is offering a $1,500 reward. According to a police report, Christopher Mullaney, of the 1500 block of Layfield Road, found a live trophy 9 point buck that had been illegally hunted and shot in Green Lane Park near his home. Mullaney then humanely put the deer down and transported the body to his garage. Police believe that the individuals who shot the deer then entered Mullaney’s garage and stole the dear head and hide, leaving the carcass behind. The suspects fled on route 663 in an unknown direction in a late 1990’s model heavy duty, two-tone (green …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
A 46-year-old Easton man's body was found Sunday afternoon as police investigated an overnight unattended vehicle
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a 46-year-old Easton man was pulled from the Green Lane Reservoir at 2:40 pm on Sept. 2. State Police were dispatched to the Green Lane Park early Sunday morning for a reported overnight unattended vehicle, which prompted the investigation. The cause of death has not been determined at this time, and the investigation is pending an examination from the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. Previous Story: The body of a man was pulled from the reservoir at Green Lane Park on Sunday afternoon, according to an article in the Pottstown Mercury. Police, rescue and fire crews pulled the man's body out of the water around 2:40 pm, and the Montgomery County Coroner's office pronounced the man dead. …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sought-after landscape preserved by Montgomery County Lands Trust after years of planning
After a 30-month campaign to raise $1.6 million, the Montgomery County Lands Trust (MCLT) purchased the 78-acre Rogers-Hiester property, located south of Sumneytown on Route 63 in Upper Salford Township. “This property was a ‘Critical Habitat’ acquisition," said Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Program Supervisor Carolyn Wallis in an MCLT press release. “It is an exceptional place that needed desperately to be preserved.” The property is a gateway to the Unami Forest, a section of the nationally-recognized Pennsylvania Highlands, according to MCLT. It includes the convergence of two streams – Unami Creek and Ridge Valley Creek – and is in close proximity to the Green Lane Park and the Perkiomen Trail. …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Area parks have spaces where you can sleep under the stars.
With summer now in full swing, a popular and classic activity is camping. Montgomery County offers several local sites where residents can take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enjoy the natural beauty of the county. Evansburg State Park 610-409-1158 3660 Germantown Pike, Collegeville Green Lane Park 215-234-4528 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane Oak Grove 2985 Cowpath Road, Hatfield Homestead Campground 1150 Allentown Road, Green Lane Boulder Woods Campgrounds 1050 Camp Skymount Road, Green Lane
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ten troops gathered to celebrate moving onto the next scout level.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Nearly 100 scouts attended the Freedom Valley Girl Scouts Bridging Event in Green Lane on Thursday evening.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
So many events, only two days. Get ready, PV.
As the temperature cranks up, so does our Patch calendar. Check out a cross-section of cool events for a hot weekend! 1. Live Music at JayBee's Cafe Where/When: JayBee’s Café, 4019 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville; June 3, 5 to 9 p.m. Why go: Come out and enjoy live music on JayBee’s Café’s Victorian front porch. Dinner specials available. Pricing: Typical menu pricing 2. Fore The Troops Golf Outing Where/When: Skippack Golf Club, 1146 Stump Hall Road, Collegeville; June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why go: The Second Annual Fore the Troops Golf Outing benefits Treats for Troops, an organization that sends care packages to servicemen and women around the world. Pricing: $400 per foursome, includes scramble outing with shotgun start, continental …