Meeting on McKeever Environmental Learning Center to Be Held Thursday

HARRISBURG (April 26, 2022) The public is warmly invited to help shape the future of the McKeever Environmental Learning Center, closed in 2017 but soon to be transferred to the Bureau of Forestry in the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

DCNR, the Bureau of Forestry and Sen. Michele Brooks are hosting this public meeting, where the community will have the opportunity to give their input, as well as discuss and review ideas, beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Emmanuel Christian Church, 4495 Greenville Sandy Lake Road, Stoneboro. 

Through this partnership, McKeever, spanning more than 190 wooded acres, will once again be the site of educational workshops and programs for schoolchildren, forest landowners and the general public, Brooks said. The McKeever trails system will reopen to local residents and tourists, and its auditorium will again be available for organizations to use.

“It’s always been a priority for me to reopen this property to the public and school groups, so it can once again be enjoyed and become a part of family traditions and memories,” Brooks said.

The working group said they look forward to having public input on April 28th as they join with the community in embarking upon reopening this landmark and writing this exciting new chapter for McKeever.  

 

CONTACT:   Diane McNaughton        (717) 787-1322                 dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov