Muncy Heritage Park/Lumber Heritage Region Mini Grant Interpretive Sign Project Enhances Conservation Education – Lumber Heritage Region

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Muncy Heritage Park/Lumber Heritage Region Mini Grant Interpretive Sign Project Enhances Conservation Education

Written by Jswatsworth

Pictured from left to right: Mike Davis, Muncy Historical Society Board Chair, Jenny Picciano, Lycoming County Planning, Holly Komonczi, Executive Director of the Lumber Heritage Region, Bill Poulton, Muncy Historical Society Board and Jason Fink, President/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

 

Muncy, PA – March 27, 2024 – There’s more to Lycoming County than the renowned Little League World Series. Nestled in the corner of the charming town of Muncy lies the Muncy Heritage Park, a hidden gem showcasing the rich history and natural beauty of the region. Thanks to a generous mini grant of $4074 provided by the Lumber Heritage Region under the maintenance of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Heritage Area Program, the park is expanding its educational offerings through new interpretive signage panels.

The latest addition to the park’s interpretive signage is dedicated to conservation, highlighting the importance of preserving our natural resources for future generations. This new panel joins 19 others funded over the years by the Lumber Heritage Region, underscoring the organization’s commitment to heritage preservation and community engagement.

“Muncy Heritage Park is a quaint oasis, meticulously maintained and brimming with educational opportunities,” remarked Holly Komonczi, Executive Director of the Lumber Heritage Region. “With its pavilion, picnic tables, and diverse array of signage, it’s the perfect destination for families seeking both entertainment and enlightenment.”

Visitors to the park can explore a variety of features, including marked trails showcasing different tree and plant species, a vibrant wildflower garden spanning nearly an acre, and Fisher Pond, home to a diverse array of wildlife. A leisurely stroll along the graveled path surrounding the pond offers glimpses of the region’s natural wonders, from native plants to resident fauna.

“We are immensely proud to support Muncy Heritage Park and its mission to educate and inspire visitors,” added Jenny Picciano, LHR Board Member. “As stewards of our region’s lumber heritage, we recognize the importance of preserving our natural and cultural legacy for generations to come.”

For more information about Muncy Heritage Park and upcoming events, visit https://www.muncyhistoricalsociety.org/walking-tours/muncy-heritage-park-and-nature-trail/or contact William Poulton, muncyhistorical@aol.com.

About Muncy Heritage Park:

The Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail is a multi-year plan to develop 11 acres of historic and environmentally significant property into a park and trail to be utilized by all Lycoming County, Pennsylvania residents, as well as tourists and visitors to the Susquehanna River Valley. Located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Muncy is a small town proud of its rural culture and historical heritage. This trail allows Muncy to showcase the history and natural beauty of Port Penn, a commercial center and residential area that grew out of and around the bustling West Branch Canal industry of the 1800s.

About the Lumber Heritage Region:

The Lumber Heritage Region is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and celebrating the rich history and heritage of the lumber industry in Pennsylvania. Established in 2001, the organization works tirelessly to educate the public about the contributions of the lumber industry to the region’s development.