April 2015 Edition
Updated March 26

To-Be-Announced Hike

Sunday, April 12

Greg Burkett will lead a hike. The time and place are to be announced. Watch here for updates or call 814-723-4989.


Windy Knoll Kite Flying Extravaganza

Saturday, April 18

Last year the kite flying event was a success and it's back. This time Dennis Anderson will be roasting a turkey in the fire pit. Hot dogs will be cooking too. Materials will be available to make your own kite or bring one. Bring a dish to pass. 11:00 a.m. at John and Deb Young's home on Town Line Road. It's best to call before coming as this is still a tentative date as of this publication. John and Deb Young, 814-730-8388.


Spring Training Bike Ride at Oil Creek State Park

Sunday, April 19

Meet at the parking lot of the Petroleum Center at 1:30 p.m. Bring your bike helmet. Leader: Dennis Anderson, 716-969-9772.


Bike Ride

Thursday, April 23

Meet at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center at 5:30 pm. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331, evenings after 8.


Bike Ride Warren to Frewsburg

Saturday, April 25

Meet at the bike trail head on East Street, Warren at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.




New Canoe/Kayak Event Sponsored by Conewango Creek Watershed Association

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It is being billed as the First Annual Conewango Creek Kayak and Canoe Poker Run but it is more than that. Stream trash pickup is included in the poker game. Then there is a trivia contest, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, an award for the highest poker hand, an award for most interesting trash collected, and to top it off a barbecue dinner. All for $20.00. Any proceeds from the event will benefit the Association. If you register before April 25 an event T-shirt is included. For further information go to the Association’s web site.

The Conewango Creek Watershed Association focuses on conserving the heritage and natural resources of the Conewango Creek Watershed Area.


Audubon Center Looking For Sponsors For the 2015 Wild 5K Race

Corinne Fredrickson, a Naturalist-in-Training with Jamestown Audubon wrote us about the Wild 5K Race (formerly the Run for Liberty) that will take place at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Saturday, July 25. Ms. Fredrickson is looking for sponsors for the event and noted that AOC members have done so in the past. You may read the letter here.


19th Annual Outdoor Extravaganza Announced

Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25

Not many outdoor club events are so big they have their own web site but Joyce Apple has sent us the announcement of this year's Outdoor Extravaganza and you can learn about it and register at www.outdoorextravaganza.org. This is big! Three days of most every non-motorized outdoor sport done in Western PA. There are workshops for learning new things, entertainment and a "pig roast." Arrangements have been made for staying at Breakneck Campground, Portersville, PA.

Hike on the North Country Trail

Sunday, April 26

A 4.5-mile shuttle hike from Minister Hill Road to FR 419 then to Hearts Content Road. Meet a Howe's True Value at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Jim Houghtling, 814-723-1654.


Cleanup of PA

Wednesday, April 29

Six miles of road cleanup from Sandstone Springs to Dunham Siding. Gloves, safety vests and litter bags will be provided. Meet at Sandstone Springs Parking Area at 10:00 a.m. Leaders: Bill and Mary Massa, 814-723-2568.

The Great American


Bike Ride

Thursday, April 30

Meet across from Tops Market, 20 Center Street, Frewsburg, NY. Bike the surrounding streets. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331, evenings after 8.