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Women and Their Woods Retreat

September 15 • 4:00 pm - September 18 • 2:00 pm

Women and Their Woods attendees walk on a path through the woods.

Women forest landowners and aspiring landowners from across the mid-Atlantic region are invited to attend an educational retreat to learn more about managing their forestland and connect with other forest landowners. The retreat will be held from September 15th-18th at the Highlights Foundation Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, PA in scenic Wayne County.

Space at the retreat is limited and applications are due by August 30, 2024.

Questions may be directed to Steve Gosch, 570-226-3164 ext. 8 or steve@delawarehighlands.org.

Complete the Retreat Application

Women and Their Woods Retreat Schedule*

Full session descriptions coming soon!

Sunday, September 15th

  • 4pm – Sign in; receive room assignment and settle in
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Program
  • 8pm – Property Forest History Presentation

Monday, September 16th

  • 7am – Unity with Nature Yoga with Liz Huntington
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am-11am – Conserving Forested Land with Kaylan Hubbard, Delaware Highlands Conservancy
  • 11am -12pm – Species Identification and Forest Ecology with Trevor Tochydlowski, Wayne County Conservation District
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 1pm – 2pm – Species Identification continued
  • 3pm-6pm – Leave No Trace: Stewarding Nature with Kate Prisby, Keystone Trails Association
  • 5:30pm – Appetizers
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – Unity with Nature Yoga with Liz Huntington

Tuesday, September 17th

  • 7am – Unity with Nature Yoga with Liz Huntington
  • 8am – Breakfast
  • 9am-11am – Managing Your Land with Children in Mind with Rose Wollf, Oak Rose Nature School
  • 11am-12pm – Trail Building and Maintenance with Megan Finnen, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 1pm-3pm – Trail Building and Maintenance, continued
  • 3pm-5pm – Planning for Tomorrow with Stephen Link
  • 5:30pm – Appetizers
  • 6pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – Unity with Nature Yoga with Liz Huntington

Wednesday, September 18th

  • 7am – Unity with Nature Yoga with Liz Huntington
  • 8am – Breakfast (Check-out will be at 11am)
  • 9am-12pm – OFF-SITE TOUR: A Garden with a Mind of Its Own with Debra Myers (Carpooling Requested; Galilee, Damascus Twp, PA)
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 1pm – Retreat wrap-up
  • 2pm – Depart

*This schedule is subject to change.

Funding support for Women and Their Woods is provided by the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers. The Women and Their Woods Retreat was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship Fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation administered through the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape Mini Grant Program. Additional grant funding was provided by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

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Details

Start:
September 15 • 4:00 pm
End:
September 18 • 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Phone
(570) 226-3164

Venue

Highlights Foundation Retreat Center
392 Boyds Mills Rd
Milanville, 18443 United States
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