This week is Spring Clean Up in my town so everyone is busily dragging their big awkward junk to the street for our hardworking township employees to haul off to...where ever it is old plywood, chairs, tomato cages, etc. Of course not everything is accepted for Spring Clean Up. One thing on the "No thanks" list is tires. No wants seems to want old tires...until now. The Schuylkill Conservation District is hosting a FREE Tire Collection on June 7 at Compost Park, Charles Street, Schuylkill Haven (behind the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Depending on how many tires you have to dispose of you may have to team up with a friend or two since you have to have a minimum of 15 tires and a maximum of 30. You must register for a collection time before May 24. Only those with appointments will be accepted so make your appointment soon. You can access the sign up sheet and then email it to the Schuylkill Conservation District.
The Pottsville Library is hosting a fun and Spring oriented workshop this Thursday, April 11. If you want to learn more about creating your own compost pile stop by at 6 pm for the free workshop Composting Yard & Kitchen Material with Master Gardener Tom Reed. Please register for the workshop at the library or by calling 570-622-8880.
If someone in your family is a reptile lover, don't miss a special presentation by photographer David Hand at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm. The presentation will include photographs and videos of the Marbled Salamander at every stage of its life.
Want to give back to your community? Schuylkill County is known for the beauty of our natural areas but they need a little help staying that way. Do your part on April 27 by coming to Tuscarora State Park for the annual Earth Day Clean Up starting at 9:30 a.m. This year they are focusing on the popular Spirit Trail and, since there was quite a bit of flood damage, you should be able to hike 3-5 miles. Tasks range from litter pick up to trail maintenance and landscaping. Please bring a bag lunch and the folks at the state park will provide all your needed tools and supplies. Call Robin at 570-467-2506 to register.