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Asbury Woods Outdoor Recreation and Event Announcement

Posted Dec 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carissa Snarski
Development & Marketing Director
Phone (814) 836-6179
Email: csnarski@asburywoods.org

(Erie, PA, December 11, 2020) – In response to Governor Wolf’s recent mitigation efforts that restrict gatherings indoors and outside, Asbury Woods has made modifications to community programs and events that are scheduled for December 12, 2020 through January 4, 2021.

All community programs will be hosted completely outside utilizing our 205 acres of property. Attendance will continue to be well under the guidelines set by the PA Department of Health with pre-registration required.  Only one community program could not be entirely outside so we cancelled the Winter Day Camp program. The full list of community programs can be found on our website here: https://registrationdesk.asburywoods.org/programs

Winter Wonderland is held completely outside and on the boardwalk adjacent to the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center. Staff will be monitoring attendance to ensure under 50 people are hiking on the 1/3 mile boardwalk at a time. Winter Wonderland is free daily from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. through December 31 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Donations are accepted on-site, but not required. http://www.asburywoods.org/events/winter-wonderland

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center will continue to be open weekends from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 50% capacity to follow the guidelines set by the PA Department of Health.

As always, the trails are open from dawn to dusk and free for all to enjoy. http://www.asburywoods.org/visit-asbury-woods/trails-and-maps

We follow the most recent mask guidelines set by the PA Department of Health listed here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Universal-Masking-FAQ.aspx

ABOUT ASBURY WOODS

The mission of Asbury Woods is to inspire a greater connection to the natural world by protecting, managing and interpreting our property; providing outdoor recreational opportunities; and offering environmental education experiences.

Asbury Woods strives to realize a future for Northwestern Pennsylvania where appreciation for and protection of natural places is a deeply held personal and community value.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts tens of thousands of people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.

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