Regular Meetings. Middle Spring Watershed Association meetings in 2017 will be on Tuesdays, January 10, March 14, May 9, August 22, and November 14 at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church. In warm weather we sometimes meet under the pavilion behind the church. Meetings start at 7 pm.
20 April (Thursday) Earth Day Festival at Shippensburg University.MSWA will have a stand with information about stream ecology and promote our rain barrel conservation program.
22 April (Saturday) Ship Shape Day. Annual community cleanup in Shippensburg with participation from various civic groups, local clubs, and students from the University. MSWA members clean sections of the stream. Hardy souls get in the stream, which is often cold, but much of the cleanup is done by people working from the stream banks who can stay warm and dry. If you've never done it, you may be amazed by how much garbage is taken out of the stream each year. Meetup is at the Firefighter Activity Center, 33 W. Orange St., prior to 9 am.
20 May (Saturday) Kayak/Canoe outing unless there is bad weather or adverse water conditions. Location TBD. We will have a potluck picnic. Contact MSWA for meeting time and other details.
17 June (Saturday) Solstice Arts Festival. Hosted by SHAPE and held the third Saturday in June each year. MSWA will have a presence and rain barrel demonstration.
9 September (Saturday) Stream Awareness Day & Rubber Duck Derby. On the second Saturday -- this is a change from prior years -- of September, Middle Spring Watershed Association will have a small fair dedicated to awareness of Middle Spring stream ecology, on-going projects, and general community education. There are arts and crafts projects for kids. There will also be photos of MSWA in action, aquariums with small fish and other creatures from the stream for kids to see, fly-tying demonstrations, and other events. Lunch food will be available for sale. Set up starts at 9, events run from 10 am to noon. The rubber duck derby is at noon, after which prizes are awarded and the event comes to a close. Located on the square at Middle Spring and along the stream by the two bridges.
Other Events. Check the calendar below for these and other MSWA-related events.