Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center


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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center


Location:At the foot of blue Mountain, off PA 33, near Nazareth.
Facilities:Picnic area, hiking trails (18.5 miles), bridle trails, historical center.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, nature and historical programs.
Special Features:Located at the foot of the Blue Mountain, the Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs for school students and workshops and training sessions for educators. The center also supports ecological, archeological, and historical research. The Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the center's boundaries. The history of Jacobsburg centers on the Henry family and their small arms industry, an industry that played a key role in the Industrial Revolution.
Address:835 Jacobsburg Rd
Wind Gap, PA 18091

Phone:610-746-2801
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/jacobsburg.aspx
Size: 1,168 acres.

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continues to build its partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Bureau of State Parks and Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center to educate visitors about sustainable practices for forest health.
The presentation of the guitar made of salvaged "storywood" from the forests at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is quite symbolic," said David Kemmerer, State Parks Director.
The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating in 2014: Bald Eagle, Black Moshannon, Chapman, Delaware Canal, French Creek, Hills Creek, Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Jennings Environmental Education Center, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Marsh Creek, Moraine, Nescopeck, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Ohiopyle, Parker Dam, Presque Isle, Promised Land, Pymatuning and Raccoon Creek.
8 million project to construct a new Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in Belfast, Northampton County.
Winter, Union County; Ravensburg, Clinton County; Worlds End, Sullivan County; Colonel Denning, Cumberland County; Fowlers Hollow, Perry County; Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Northampton County; Trough Creek, Huntingdon County; Little Buffalo, Perry County; Ohiopyle, and Reeds Gap.
The Two Rivers Greenway plan identifies it as part of a greenway that will connect the Appalachian Trail on the Blue Mountain and game lands with the state-run Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.
Other state nominees included: -- Pymatuning Lake Association (last year's winner in the constituent organizations category) -- Hanover Area Disc Golf Club -- Indiana County Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Council -- Society Hill Civic Association -- Historic Oil Powerhouse Exhibit Volunteers -- Flight 93 Volunteer Ambassadors Federal Volunteer Program -- John Bitter, Laurel Hill State Park -- Ruth Cochios, Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center -- Mr.
9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today announced that volunteers recently helped to remove more than four tons of debris from illegal dumpsites in Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Northampton County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today issued a call for volunteers to help clean up an illegal dumping area at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in Northampton County, Saturday, April 24, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
Volunteers will meet in the parking lot near the amphitheater and picnic area off of Belfast Road at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center near Belfast.