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  • Mount Nittany Conservancy Surpasses $10,000 in its 2022 Centre Gives Campaign

    Mount Nittany Conservancy Surpasses $10,000 in its 2022 Centre Gives Campaign

    Thank you to all who contributed to the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s 2022 Centre Gives campaign! We were grateful to surpass our $10,000 fundraising goal thanks to the support of 55 donors. Although our total number of 55 donors was down this year compared to 2021’s 70 donors, our total raised this year of $10,330 marked […]

  • Joseph Carroll and the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

    Joseph Carroll and the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy mourns the death of Joseph Louis Carroll, the founder of Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, who died last November, shortly after the winery’s 31st anniversary. Joe had been an amateur winemaker for years before starting construction on his business in 1987 in the shadows of Mount Nittany’s southern slope. What began…

  • ‘Rewilding’ Mount Nittany and Avoiding ‘Improvements’ to Nature

    ‘Rewilding’ Mount Nittany and Avoiding ‘Improvements’ to Nature

    Ars Technica reports on a recent study on “rewilding” released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. What is “rewilding”? The International Union for the Conservation of Nature defines rewilding this way: Rewilding: the process of rebuilding, following major human disturbance, a natural ecosystem by restoring natural processes and the complete or near…

  • Conserve Mount Nittany with a Centre Gives 2021 Gift

    Conserve Mount Nittany with a Centre Gives 2021 Gift

    Mount Nittany is yours, and your gift today (before 9pm!) will help conserve the Mountain in its natural state for all to hike and love. We founded the Mount Nittany Conservancy with the conviction that Mount Nittany should be preserved from deforestation, development, and defacement forever. We believe that Mount Nittany should always be a…

  • Tom Smyth, In Memoriam

    Tom Smyth, In Memoriam

    Penn Stater Magazine memorialized the late Tom Smyth in its July/August 2020 issue with this profile. Mount Nittany’s Tom Smyth Overlook is named in his honor.

  • Penn State Gamma Sigma Sigma and Circle K Mountain Work Parties

    Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work parties in October 2019. The first photo features nine women from Penn State Gamma Sigma Sigma, and the second photo features members of the Penn State Circle K chapter:

  • Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Work Party

    Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work party with Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Saint Joe’s did a great job helping clear downed trees along the outer trail loop (until we ran out of oil for the chainsaw). They also did an amazing job clearing a few of the overlooks—specifically the Boalsburg,…

  • Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

    Anyone traveling to Mount Nittany’s trailhead for a scenic hike will have passed through a little Pennsylvania village named Lemont. Lemont is the community at the base of Mount Nittany. Or, perhaps another way of thinking of it is that Lemont is something like Mount Nittany’s base camp and is, in fact, the true start…

  • Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

    Steve Blake shared these photos of Mount Nittany earlier today, just hours prior to the Penn State/Ohio State Whiteout at Beaver Stadium.

  • ‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’

    ‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’

    Tom Shakely spoke to the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) on February 14, 2018 on Mount Nittany’s significance and historical conservation efforts. As part of his presentation, Tom presented Penn State’s undergraduate student government with the gift of a Mount Nittany Square Inch Marker: Consider a “square inch” gift for any Penn Stater as a…

  • Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

    As part of the 2017 Centred Outdoors program, groups were given guided hikes to the Mike Lynch Overlook on Sunday, August 3 and Wednesday August 6, 2017. Escorted by Mt. Nittany Conservancy members, 115 hikers learned about the mountain as they climbed to the recently improved Mike Lynch Overlook. The weather both days was fantastic.…

  • Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member

    Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member

    We have the saddest of news to share today. One of Mt. Nittany’s staunchest friends, Patrick Scholl, passed away on March 13, 2016. Patrick along with his wife Jan were great supporters of the Mountain. Patrick was a longtime Board Member, and served as Treasurer of the Conservancy from November 2001 to November 2008. Patrick,…

  • Newsletters, 2007-14

    Archives of our annual newsletters that ran from 2007-14. December 2014 December 2013 December 2012 December 2011 December 2010 December 2009 December 2008 December 2007

  • Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station

    Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station

    The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority and Centre Region COG held a Grand Opening of Oak Hall Regional Park, located at 120 Linden Hall Road, Boalsburg, PA on Saturday, May 2. Joining in the celebration, the Mount Nittany Conservancy also unveiled their 5th viewing station in Happy Valley. In addition to the first station at the Bryce…

  • Centre Gives 2015

    From Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:00 am to Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:00 pm, the Centre Foundation will hold its fourth-annual 36-hour Centre Gives fundraiser during which you can go online to https://www.centregives.org/ and use your computer or mobile device to make an even larger contribution to the Mount Nittany Conservancy. Your donation goes further…