Orders being taken for tree, shrub seedlings

MERCER – Mercer County Conservation District 2019 Seedling sale has a line-up of new seedlings and plants.

New this year: concolor fir, douglas fir, highbush cranberry, thornless blackberry, paw paw, black cherry, sweetbay magnolia, common lilac, American plum, common persimmon, wild blue indigo plugs, and a northeast perennial wildflower seed mix.

The district want to thank the woodshop at Lakeview High School for constructing all of its poly-lumber bird houses and cedar squirrel feeders this year. Poly-lumber is a material that uses recycled milk cartons. It is durable and splinter-free. Cedar is a naturally rot-resistant wood.

For a complete listing of plants and descriptions, please visit or call 724-662-2242. The deadline for orders and pre-payment is March 29.

Conservation Distict annual dinner set for March 28

MERCER – Join Mercer County Conservation District for its annual awards dinner on March 28 at the Mercer County Career Center, 776 Greenville Road, Mercer. The Munnell Run Farm Foundation will be partnering with the conservation district for this event. Munnell Run Farm will hold raffles to support the farm, a conservation, ecology, and agricultural learning center.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.. The guest speaker, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologist Roger Coup, will talk about the recovery of the bald eagle in Pennsylvania. Photography exhibits showcasing local wildlife photographers Jim Law and Rich Reed. The evening will conclude with Pioneers in Conservation awards, recognizing individuals or organizations who have invested in the idea of conservation and have made it their mission to inspire others through their actions.

Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by March 18. They are available by contacting the Mercer County Conservation District office – or call 724-662-2242.