Take a closer look at ladybug beetles and other insects, especially those that associate with milkweed, during a “Ladybugs for Little Ones” program at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, August 22, 2016 at am. Believe it or not, the fall migration of birds has already begun! Participants should meet at the enclosed pavilion at Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley. Join the staff at Green Lane Park to investigate the nighttime activities of fireflies. The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released a new report focusing on housing units built in Montgomery County in 2015.
The lower portion of the fields near the Perkiomen Trail is available all weekend to kite flyers. The West Nile Virus (WNV) season has begun and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes. Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from am to pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm. Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 9 at 10am for a first look at the basics of orienteering. Learn about the life cycle of frogs and what makes them different from other living things during a “Frogs and Pollywogs” program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at pm. Montgomery County municipalities and non-profit agencies are eligible to recoup some of the nearly .3 million costs associated with the severe snow storm that struck the region in January. The mission of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce is to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk of suicide in Montgomery County through the collaborative efforts of community agencies and service providers. The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released its 2015 Annual Report.
Visitors will meet members of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about, and try their hand at, this fun, family activity. The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 between am and pm. The report provides information on projects and plans that will have a positive effect on the lives of county residents in the future. The Montgomery County Planning Commission in 2015 received the highest number of land development and subdivision proposals it has received since 2009, according to the MCPC’s annual Summary of Subdivision, Land Development, and Zoning Activity report. Come to an educational Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
At pm younger children, ages 3-5, will simply hunt for eggs. Kilkenny led two teams of deputies and command staff in an overnight deadbeat parent sweep through several areas of Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Montgomery County Health Department today announced confirmation of the first case of Zika virus in the county.
At pm children ages 6-8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues. Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a special program entitled “Color Your Easter Eggs Naturally” on Saturday, March 19, 2016 beginning at pm. Please wear something green and join in the search for the earliest spring greens during the Going Green program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at pm. A 55-year-old woman tested positive for the virus following travel outside of the United States to an area where Zika virus has been found. The spring migration of waterfowl and water birds has begun!
This program offers a fun alternative to food coloring tablets from the grocery store. Green Lane Park will host an outdoor program entitled “Timberdoodle Time” on Friday, March 18, 2016 beginning at pm. Join the search of the pond for ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons during a Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 am. The Pennsylvania Dutch began the tradition of dyeing eggs with wild berries, bark, grasses, and roots.
Take a twilight adventure and witness the spring courtship displays of the American Woodcock. Learn more during a program about Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at pm. Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, March 12, 2016 beginning at pm.As the ice retreats from the park’s three lakes, the northbound migration of ducks, geese, and swans will be in full swing. Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at am to meet that cute, lovable creature known as the rabbit. Kilkenny donated 135 old cell phones to Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, to help fund their 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, which received over 1,300 calls from victims last year. Take a first look at winter birds and a few that may be arriving back from the south during a “Birds for Beginners” program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at pm. February is American Heart Month and it is an opportune time to talk about diseases of the heart. Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group during an “Insect Safari” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at pm. The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from am to noon, rain or shine, at Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center. On Friday, July 8, 2016 at p.m., Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P.As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county. The first 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Montgomery County Community College located at 340 De Kalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 between am and pm. Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Joe Gale today joined scores of volunteers at Generations of Indian Valley in packing and delivering meals to homes of senior citizens in Souderton and the North Penn area as part of the local “Meals on Wheels” program. The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the fourth of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Tuesday, May 17 at pm at Arcadia University in Glenside. Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and/or Sunday, May 22, 2016, both at am. What happened at the Wentz house after the sun went down? The second recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Norristown Area High School between am and pm. The second phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project will require the closure of Conshohocken Road beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016 so that the contractor can realign Diamond Avenue with Conshohocken Road. Explore different sections of Lorimer Park to find some of the early returning spring migrants on Sunday, April 24 at am. The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in cooperation with the Penn State Extension and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, has created a local food guide that lists and maps farmers’ markets and farm stands in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in sponsorship with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is offering a workshop on solar energy and energy efficiency on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from pm to pm. Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at am.Each walk will explore different areas of the park to find some of the returning spring migrants and resident birds. The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Temple University–Ambler Campus between am and pm. The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Thursday, May 12 at pm at the Upper Perkiomen Education Center in Pennsburg. The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that the PA Career Link® Montgomery County will host its 9th Annual Job Fair on Friday, May 6, 2016 from am to pm at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia. The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Saturday, May 7 at am at the Norristown Farm Park in the Salt Wing located at 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, PA 19403. The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court will hold its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at pm at the Norristown Area High School. Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Friday, May 6, 2016 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home. The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the first of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Monday, May 2 at pm at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown. In celebration of Arbor Day, Pennypacker Mills will be planting trees on the property to help maintain the original landscape that Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker envisioned for his farm in the early 1900s. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Kilkenny announced new policies and procedures that aim to modernize the Sheriff’s Office, by increasing efficiencies, saving resources and money, and diversifying newspaper advertising exposure. Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Earth Day Work Day” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 beginning at pm. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike.Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Join the staff in celebrating Earth Day during a volunteer work party in the park. April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Montgomery County Health Department are encouraging individuals to protect their health with three simple actions: Talk. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Your Way Home Montgomery County was one of the 10 winners of an awards program to recognize community foundations for the excellent work they do along with their public partners in the areas of housing and community development. Visit Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at pm for a kite making session, followed by kite flying in the fields.