Two State Parks to host Sustainability Fairs August 7-8
By Eric Rensel
Parker Dam State Park, located in Elk Country, and Clear Creek State Park, located in the Cook Forest & the Ancients, will once again be hosting Sustainability Fairs, showcasing local and statewide businesses, agencies, and organizations who promote sustainable technologies, practices or products.
Clear Creek’s fair will be Wednesday, August 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parker Dam is organizing their event for Thursday, August 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At both events, you will be able to get a first-hand look at a solar generator, an electric motorcycle, and a hybrid vehicle, and will be able to ask questions on how they work and the future of the technology.
A representative for Drive Electric PA Initiative will be on hand to explain Pennsylvania’s Electric Vehicle charging station program, how local businesses can apply for grants to be part of the EV corridors, and allow you to experience an EV vehicle.
State College based Envinity will be there to answer questions about solar installation at home and work. Check out Stihl electric tools (Clear Creek) and learn about Saint Francis University’s alternative energy wind power and Tiny Classroom.
A Watershed Specialist will demystify water runoff. Learn what is affecting pollinators and how our communities can find local produce. Get a handle on what the green terms such as organic, cage free, pasture fed, and non-GMO mean for your health. Learn about home composting and how to recycle in our community.
A forester will be on hand to explain management ideas and programs for woodlot owners (Clear Creek).
Children can participate in activities and youth can ask questions about careers in the sustainability field.
Download the Parker Dam event flyer here.
Download the Clear Creek event flyer here.
For more information, or if you or your organization would like to be part of the fair, contact Eric Rensel at Parker Dam State Park by calling 814 765-0630, or Suzann Rensel at Clear Creek State Park by calling 814 752-2368.
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
About the Author: Eric Rensel is a Natural Resource Specialist at Parker Dam State Park in northern Clearfield County.
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