HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Tiadaghton Resource Management Center in Waterville, Lycoming County.
Originally opened in September 2010, the center serves to welcome visitors to the nearby Pine Creek Rail Trail. It also houses the Bureau of Forestry district office.
"The center is one of a kind in the Bureau of Forestry and features a large exhibit space that overlooks the majestic Pine Creek Valley," DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said.
"The new exhibits tell the story of the valley, Pennsylvania's early logging era, and the management of state forest lands. We invite local residents and visitors alike to enjoy them," Allan said.
- A working model railroad that shows what timber harvesting looked like in the Pine Creek Valley at the turn of the century;
- A 180-gallon aquarium featuring our state fish, the brook trout, as well as other stream dwellers;
- A map of the Pennsylvania Wilds that features many of the most popular destinations and the full range of recreational opportunities in the region;
- An observation deck that interprets the green roof and native plants used for landscaping with viewing scopes as well as a log slide replica similar to those used to transport logs down the steep hillsides at the turn of the century; and
- An exhibit entitled Conservation Heroes that features video vignettes of the major historical figures in Pennsylvania forest conservation.
For more information about the Tiadaghton State Forest, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us and choose "Find a Forest."
Media contact: Rich Hill, 570-753-5721
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources