Thursday, October 19, History of PA Forests 

at the Westmoreland Conservation District headquarters (the Barn behind the Donohoe Center) at 218 Donohoe Rd.,

Greensburg.  The annual WWIA potluck dinner and business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Bob McBride,

 retired DCNR Bureau of Forestry service forester and associate director of WWIA. Bob’s talk will include the video

"A History of Pennsylvania Forests," which features Jim Nelson.  Jim was born and raised in the Allegheny National Forest,

received his forestry degree from Penn State, and was director of the Pennsylvania Bureau from 1989 to 1994.

            Bob likes to point out, "The history of Penn's woods is integrally tied to eastern settlement,  westward expansion, local and international commerce plus the continued improvement of transportation systems."  The program highlights these conditions as new (and different) products emerge from our treasured forest.

    This event is free to Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association members;  $5 for nonmembers. If you’re a WWIA member (or former member or soon-to-be member), please join us before the program for a combination dinner and business meeting. Come early for a social half hour at 5:30. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by a short business meeting.

     Do you have a program topic you’d like us to cover? A field trip to suggest? Other projects you want to tackle? Please bring your ideas to the meeting, and i you plan to attend the dinner, please call Sandy at WCD, (724) 837-5271, by Monday, October 16, to register.

A reminder to members: Celebrate WWIA's 28th anniversary by renewing your membership.

Please make your check out to WWIA and send your dues to Tony Quadro,

Westmoreland Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601.

 Act now and you'll pay only $10 for 2018. Member benefits include free entry to nearly

all WWIA programs, plus our informative quarterly newsletter.