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The 2016 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour poster

Sierra Club Moshannon Group presents...


Friday, April 13 + Sat, April 14, 2018

The State Theatre, downtown State College

Different films each night


Online at The State Theatre Box Office

More info about Banff...

Events to explore

All events and presentations are open to the public unless otherwise stated.

** All Welcome — Free Showing **
Fri, Mar 30 • 7 p.m.
Gyre: Creating Art froma Plastic Ocean with Pam Longobardi
at New Leaf Facility,
Third Floor State College Borough Building,
243 South Allen Street, State College

Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean is a National Geographic film that exposes the devastating impact of plastic debris on the once pristine coast of Alaska. Artist and anti-plastic activist Pam Longobardi will introduce the film and answer quesions about the Drifters Project’s efforts to curtail the plastic plague. Gyre flyer for more information.

All Welcome!
Invasives and Native Plants

SLAM-Sierrra Local Action Meeting

3d Thursdays

Join us for a Sierra Local Activists Meetup every third Thursday of the month. Come meet other Sierra Environmental Activists. Each meeting we will learn about a topic, get debriefed on what are effective strategies and spend time brainstorming a course of action.

Learn what you can do to increase habitat for pollinators and songbirds. Identify the most dangerous invasive and plan an outing to help eradicate it.

Outings to enjoy

All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Contact List

When conditions are right, trips may be planned with only a few days notice. Contact Gary Thornbloom by email or at 814-353-3466 to join the winter sports contact list.

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Outings News

The Moshannon Group Outings Chair seeks additional outings leaders to expand and diversify outing locations.

Read about leading an outing...

Need ideas for a daytrip or a weekend outing?
Check out our “On The Trail” columns for articles about central Pennsylvania outings to help plan your next nature walk, hiking, backpacking, camping or paddling excursion.

Issues to protect

*** Go to Bat for PA Bats ***
Endangered Bats Need Official Listing by
from PA Game Commission

Three species of bats — northern long-eared, tri-colored, and little brown bats — have experienced a 95% decline in population due to white-nose syndrome (WNS) in the last 4 years warranting an Endangered status listing and protection. Read the Moshannon Group’s letter to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and feature articles to learn more about this issue.

Feature articles:

*** Ongoing Issue ***
Marcellus/Shale Gas Drilling

Groundwater, surface water, air quality, and wildlife habitat resources at risk. See our Marcellus Shale page for more information and resources.

Loyalsock SF/Clarence Moore Tracts in Peril:
Ecological Values of Loyalsock SF Testimony (Zeph, 2013)

On The Trail: Loyalsock State Forest ‘Moore Tracts’ Road Tour

DCNR Natural Gas Impacts Mapping Analysis referenced in On The Trail — Quehanna Wild Area

Interactive Map of Deep Shale Gas Wells and Wind Turbines (existing and projected) from The Nature Conservancy

*** Take Action ***
Allegheny National Forest Wilderness

Send a Letter to Your U.S. Senators and Representative — Help permanently protect the remaining wilderness in ANF. Read about the ANF Wilderness proposal to learn more.

Wind Power Development

Inappropriate placement of wind farms planned for Central PA ridgetops.

Centre County Landfill — SUCCESS!

America’s “largest landfill East of the Mississippi” for other states’ garbage proposed for Centre County. See stoplandfill.com to learn more about this issue.

More details about Issues...

Swallowtail butterfly on echineachea
Swallowtail butterfly on Echinacea
Photo by Helena Kotala

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See you out there!

Bull elk from Pennsylvania Elk country
Bull elk in Moshannon country
Photo by Helena Kotala

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