Stream Day &
Rubber Duck Derby

Friday, 20 September 2024, MSWA, along with student volunteers from Shippensburg University, and volunteers from various other organizatons that have in the past included PA Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC), Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited (CVTU), Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg (CCGH), Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Stewards, will have activity stations for SASD third grade students.  

Stream Day, Saturday, 21 September 2024, 10am-noon,  MSWA will hold our traditional stream fair for families and children of all ages, at Dykeman Springs.  There will be educational activities, arts and crafts projects for kids, aquarium exhibits featuring species from the stream, games,  photos of MSWA in action, information about MSWA, fly-tying demonstrations, and other activities. These events are free and open to the public. 

Saturday morning will culminate with the Rubber Duck Derby at Noon, a fundraiser for MSWA. Tickets are $5 per duck, and will be avaiable in September from MSWA volunteers. They will also be available Saturday morning, while supplies last.

Click here for PDF of Duck Derby prize list and official rules from last year (2023)  

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Traditionally MSWA's Stream Day was a casual, family-oriented event held on a Saturday morning in September in the heart of Middle Spring. It featured a rubber duck derby in the stream.  In 2019 we did things a bit differently having a formal event with activity stations for elementary school students, on a Friday, downtown near the Shippensburg Borough offices, without a duck derby.  There was no Stream Day in 2020 or 2021 due to Covid.  2022 was the first time we had a   TWO-DAY Stream Day event -- the best of both models! In 2023 we began holding the Saturday morning part of the event at Dykeman Springs.