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  • December 2014 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. The following articles were included in the newsletter: Rain Can’t Dampen 2014 Mt. Nittany Marathon Fast becoming known as “The Toughest Little Marathon in the East” Mount Nittany Podcasts Released by Conservancy Group Podcasts highlight mountain history, mythology and […]

  • Why Mount Nittany is on Every Penn Stater’s Bucket List

    Why Mount Nittany is on Every Penn Stater’s Bucket List

    I wrote the following for Onward State in The Magic of Mount Nittany to introduce The Story of Mount Nittany and to speak to why Mount Nittany tends to be on every Penn Stater’s bucket list: In “The Legends of the Nittany Valley,” folklorist Henry Shoemaker records some of the American Indian and settler stories…

  • Ehrlich Pest Control of Yellow Jackets Near Station 10

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy would like to extend a grateful THANK YOU to Ehrlich Pest Control Service of State College PA. A recent work party on the Mountain was attacked and stung by many yellow jackets. In order to prevent hikers from being attacked, MNC boad member Bob Andronici contacted local companies for help. Ehrlich…

  • December 2013 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. A link to the newsletter is below. The following are excerpts from the Inaugural Mount Nittany Marathon  article. The inaugural Mount Nittany Marathon ran its course successfully on September 1, 2013, and a new date has been set…

  • Centre Gives 2013

    [Update] MNC’s final total in #CentreGives… $3,450 from 26 donors! Thanks to everyone. We appreciate your support of our Podcasts project. From 6 a.m. May 22 to 6 p.m. May 23, the Centre Foundation will hold its second-annual 36-hour Centre Gives fundraiser during which you can go online to http://www.centregives.org and use your computer or mobile device to…

  • New Trail to Access Lynch Overlook

    New Trail to Access Lynch Overlook

    For quite some the Conservancy has been concerned with the increased erosion at the famous Mike Lynch Overlook. Last fall a work party of Lion Ambassadors installed installing a new stepping system along the right side of the Lynch Overlook. They also laid in a new switchback access trail to the Lynch Overlook. Today another group…

  • Viewing Stations Erected

    Viewing Stations Erected

    Off the Mountain, three new Viewing Stations have been installed at locations around the valley, in addition to the existing station at the Bryce Jordan Center, which was recently remodeled. Stations at Mt. Nittany Middle School, the Penn State Arboretum, and inside Lubrano Park now all provide outstanding views of the Mountain. Our thanks go…

  • Ken Reeves Memorial Geocache

    Ken Reeves Memorial Geocache

    Earlier this year Ken Reeves was unexpectedly taken from us. Ken’s wife, family and many friends are still in our thoughts. Ken was an integral part of the founding of the Mount Nittany Conservancy in 1981. He served as our third President and was deeply involved in the organization as a Board member and Emeritus…

  • Google Maps Add Trails

    Google Maps Add Trails

    In early April, MNC Past President Vince Verbeke notices that Google Maps had added a portion of the White trail to the Mike Lynch Overlook. Using the “Report a problem” option, Vince contacted Google and asked if they could add the remainder of the White and the Blue trails. And so they have! Here is…

  • Tick Season

    This year’s unusually warm winter brought extra sunshine, and along with it, the early arrival of tick season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12 diseases are transmitted by some types of ticks — including Lyme disease. Use these tips to reduce the risk of tick bites while maximizing your outdoor summer fun. Read…

  • December 2011 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our December newsletter. A link to the newsletter is below. The following is an excerpt from the lead story on the Lynch Overlook. MNC is deeply concerned about the current state of the iconic Mike Lynch Overlook on Mt Nittany. Due to increasing numbers…

  • Around the County with John Hook

    John Hook, MNC President, was interviewed by the Centre County’s Government & Educational Access Network (C-NET) as part of their “Around the County” series. John discusses the history of the Conservancy and updates everyone on current MNC projects. You can watch the interview here.

  • Lynch Erosion

    Lynch Erosion

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy is deeply concerned about the current state of the iconic Mike Lynch Overlook on Mt Nittany. Due to increasing number of hikers, along with our wet weather this year, the soil at the Overlook is becoming increasingly eroded. You can help support our efforts to stabilize the Overlook by becoming a…

  • Mount Nittany Viewing Station at the Mount Nittany Elementary School

    Mount Nittany Viewing Station at the Mount Nittany Elementary School

    If you live and work in Happy Valley, you can gaze out upon Mount Nittany every day. Mount Nittany is our Plymouth Rock, our Old Faithful, our Gibraltar. The moment we see her, we know we are home. Yet, Mount Nittany is more than an iconic geographic feature. It is also a place to hike…

  • Mt. Nittany Guided Hike

    Mt. Nittany Guided Hike

    A small group of enthusiastic hikers (Carol, Renee, Cathy, and Cory) went up Mt. Nittany with MNC board member Vince Verbeke on Sunday, July 3rd. They were led up the Mountain to the Mike Lynch Overlook. Then the group continued on along the Blue Trail to the Mount Nittany Middle School/Boalsburg Overlook, then to the…