News

  • Posted Feb 29, 2016

    Spring Newsletter available

    Asbury Woods Nature Center is happy to deliver to you our electronic newsletter. You will find all the information you need to attend events, register for programs and stay up to date on happenings at the Woods. 

  • Posted Feb 23, 2016

    Message from the President/CEO

    As we go about our daily lives here in Erie,it’s easy to lose sight of what makes our area so special. Some say there are five seasons in Erie – spring, summer, fall, winter, and sugaring season!

  • Posted Feb 23, 2016

    "Childhood Unplugged" by Kelley Lang

    Digging for bugs. Looking for turtles in the pond. Turning over rocks. Rolling down a grassy hill. Floating boats in a creek. These activities are the hallmarks of a childhood spent outdoors and the ways by which children become friends with the natural world.

  • Posted Dec 04, 2015

    Winter Newsletter available

  • Posted Dec 04, 2015

    Message from the President/CEO

    Back in 1957, Otto Behrend established one of Erie’s most treasured spaces by bequeathing to the Millcreek Township School District his beloved 100-acre farm.

  • Posted Dec 04, 2015

    "Tracks in the Snow" by Kelley Lang

    December, January and February are interesting and busy months at the Nature Center. It may seem that the Woods would be silent, with many of the native animals sleeping under a blanket of snow and dreaming of warmer days.

  • Posted Sep 10, 2015

    “College Internship Completed at Asbury Woods”

    John Follador

  • Posted Aug 12, 2015

    Erie Gives

    Thank you to everyone who donated to Asbury Woods Partnership on Erie Gives Day!

    We appreciate your donations and thanks to you we received $15,368 to support our mission of providing quality educational programs and recreational experiences.

    Thanks again and we hope you can visit soon!

  • Posted Jun 16, 2015

    Message from the President/CEO

    I’m sure many of you have heard the news by now that the Asbury Woods Partnership has agreed to purchase Asbury Woods from the Millcreek Township School District to ensure the preservation of this greenspace in perpetuity.

  • Posted Jun 16, 2015

    "Let's Go Outside and Play"

    By Kelley Lang

    Most adults who are inspired by nature and who regard Asbury Woods as a special place in our community can usually tell a story about a time in their childhood when they first discovered their love of the outdoors.

  • Posted Apr 28, 2015

    Accepting Applications for Nature Day Camp Educators

  • Posted Mar 26, 2015

    Asbury Woods Partnership receives ECGRA Special Events Grant

    Asbury Woods Partnership is pleased to announce that we were awarded the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) 2015 Special Events Grant.

  • Posted Mar 24, 2015

    Asbury Woods Partnership Reaches Deal to Purchase Asbury Woods Nature Center Property

    (Erie, Pa.) — After several months of working diligently together, Asbury Woods Partnership and the Millcreek Township School District are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement for the purchase of two Asbury Woods properties. The agreement enables the Partnership to purchase the Brown's Farm property and the Asbury Woods Nature Center property at a purchase price of $1.5 million.

  • Posted Mar 12, 2015

    No Ski or Snowshoe Rentals Mar. 13 - 15

    Due to the arrival of warmer temperatures and melting snow, ski and snowshoe rentals will not be available Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15,  

  • Posted Feb 24, 2015

    Message from the Board Chair

    By Leslie Marsden

    This is a very exciting time for Asbury Woods Partnership. We are entering 2015 well positioned to achieve our strategic objectives and fulfill our mission of preserving Asbury Woods and providing all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship. To lead this effort, I am pleased to introduce Larry Berrin as the Partnership’s new President/ CEO.

  • Posted Feb 24, 2015

    President's Corner

    By Larry Berrin

    Children joyfully tromping through the woods and the concentration on their faces as they stop to hear an educator describe the animal tracks in the snow; thousands of families enjoying the musical holiday light show at Winter Wonderland; or a class of high school students spending their PE period skiing and snowshoeing in the woods are all scenes that have played out in my first few months here at Asbury Woods.

  • Posted Dec 04, 2014

    Message from the Board Chair

     As we look to the future, Asbury Woods Partnership has never been better positioned to achieve our mission and fulfill our vision of ensuring the long term sustainability of Asbury Woods and its legacy.

  • Posted Dec 04, 2014

    A Single Acorn

    Every Thursday afternoon this past fall ten students left Wayne Middle School and arrived at Asbury Woods to have outdoor adventures.

  • Posted Nov 24, 2014

    Winter Wonderland is almost here!

    The lights are twinkling, holiday will fill the air and marshmallows will toast over a fire.It is nearly time for Winter Wonderland at Asbury Woods Nature Center.

  • Posted Nov 05, 2014

    Accepting Applications for Program Assistant

  • Posted Sep 05, 2014

    Thank You, Erie Gives

    Through the generosity within our community, the Asbury Woods Partnership received $10,224 during Erie Gives 2014!

  • Posted Sep 05, 2014

    Hills Are Fun at Ridge Run

    Congratulations to the competitors of the 5th Annual Asbury Woods Ridge Run!

  • Posted Sep 05, 2014

    A Beautiful Evening in the Woods

    On Friday, July 11th, Asbury Woods hosted its signature fundraising event, Wine & Dine in the Woods, to a sold out crowd.

  • Posted Aug 22, 2014

    An Invitation to Explore!

    About 100 way-finding signs have recently been installed or are planned for this fall around Asbury Woods’
    expansive property.

  • Posted Aug 22, 2014

    A Sustainable Table

    It is harvest time in Erie County, and we are fortunate to be surrounded by a diversity of local produce.

  • Posted Jun 26, 2014

    Turning tax dollars into donations: It’s as easy as E-I-T-C

    If your business pays Pennsylvania taxes, Asbury Woods can now reap the benefits.

  • Posted Jun 26, 2014

    Mark your calendars for Wine and Dine in the Woods!

    On Friday, July 11, 2014, join us for a fun-filled night of entertainment and delectable fare artfully paired with delightful wines and beers.

  • Posted Jun 16, 2014

    Summer Is Upon Us

    There’s just something about this time of year. The birds are chirping, the frogs are croaking and the thermometer is headed in the right direction after so many cold months!

  • Posted Jun 13, 2014

    Love Your Dog – Leash Your Dog

    Many of you are blessed to own a dog, and know the unconditional love of your precious pet and four legged family member.

  • Posted Jun 13, 2014

    The Summer Newsletter is Available!

    Download and read Woods Talk for exciting new programs.