Welcome to Strawberry Hill
Party for the Preserve
13th Annual Auction Fundraiser
October 4, 2014, 4 pm
at Sidney Willoughby Run, Gettysburg
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Instructions for registering online can be found here: Rec1 Instructions
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Strawberry Hill’s trails are open from dawn to dusk as always, but please note that our Nature Center building will be closed 9/22 – 10/4 while we prepare for Party for the Preserve. Join us at our annual auction fundraiser on October 4th at Sidney Willoughby Run, Gettysburg! For more information, click here.
Preserve; everyone understands this simple word, right? Yet, it is a word that evokes as many different meanings and emotions as there are people.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb, and its transitive and intransitive meanings to include: to keep (something) in its original state or in good condition; to keep (something) safe from harm or loss; to prevent (something) from decaying; to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction (i.e. protect); to keep alive, intact, or free from decay (i.e. maintain), to keep or save from decomposition; to can, pickle, or prepare for future use; to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; and to raise and protect game for purposes of sport.
As a noun it is often associated with a sweet food made of fruit cooked in sugar; an area where plants, animals, minerals, etc., are protected; or an activity, job, interest, etc., that is available to or considered suitable for only a particular group of people.
All throughout Adams County, almost everyone is involved with some type of preservation effort, if not more than one: preserving our history, our agriculture, culture, economy, privacy, civic rights, forests, water, homes, ourselves, and/or our future. Preservation is tied so tightly into our daily lives, just as the air we breathe, that we don’t even think about what it means to us until its very meaning is threatened. But, what meaning is most important? It depends on the context and what has… Continue reading
Wednesday, September 24 — 8:00 pm
Explore the science and the stories of the September night sky with Strawberry Hill Naturalist and local planetarium director Ian Clarke. Pack a flashlight for the hike to our viewing location – but once we get there it will be lights out, so our eyes can adapt to the relative darkness of a moonless night on the Preserve. Ian will guide you on a tour of the stars and planets. This month, that will include a swan, a harp, a dragon, and the Milky Way. Dress in layers. You may find it warm as you hike, but chilly when you’re standing still at the stargazing site. The talk will be aimed at people using their unaided eyes, but feel free to bring binoculars. Due to the hike, however, you should leave telescopes at home. $5 members / $8 non-members; pre-registration preferred.