Mount Nittany News

  • Blue & White Society and Circle K work on the Mountain

    The Blue & White Society and the Circle K organization from Penn State’s University Park campus worked on the Mountain on May 6, 2008. The group did an OUTSTANDING job. They repaired water bars and steps, and they positioned a very large new log seat at the popular Mike Lynch Overlook at the top of the Mountain. Blue & White Society members included: Amy Weixel, Director of Community Service Lucy Ruetiman, Treasurer Caity Rogowski. Director of Public Relations Noelle Smith,…

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  • Challenge Grant Announced to benefit Mt. Nittany

    The Centre County Community Foundation has announced a ,000 Challenge Grant to the Mount Nittany Conservancy to assist with short-term and long-term conservation efforts, including the spraying of naturally occurring bacteria for Gypsy Moths this spring. Spraying the Mountain in May is expected to cost ,000, but the Conservancy is also preparing for spraying and continued conservation efforts in future years. The Challenge Grant will be dependent upon the Conservancy also raising ,000 in donations during April and May, and…

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  • November 2007 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friend of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. A link to the newsletter is below. The following is an excerpt from Ron Woodhead’s Presidents message. We are all very fortunate that concerned alumni and community members have worked to acquire and protect Mt. Nittany over the past 60 plus years. The Conservancy now asks your assistance to continue those efforts. We are asking everyone who has enjoyed viewing or hiking Mt.…

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  • Gypsy Moths Threat to the Mountain

    Gypsy Moths Threat to the Mountain

    As you may have read in the Nov 6, 2007 Centre Daily Times article called “Gypsy moths threaten Mt. Nittany“, the stage is set for heavy defoliation not only on top but also on the highly visible sides of our beloved Mountain in 2008. As indicated in the article, MNC is taking action to spray as much of Mount Nittany as possible. Look for more information on our plans in the upcoming November newsletter. 11-16-2007 Update: The Daily Collegian has…

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  • The Story behind the Mike Lynch Overlook

    Have you ever considered why there is a Mike Lynch Overlook on Mt Nittany? This article, published in the June 2007 Mt Nittany News, contains the answer. Mike Lynch: Linchpin of Mount Nittany’s First Stewardship By Erich May, MNC Lion’s Paw Representative New to the board, I have been inquiring about the history of the Mount Nittany Conservancy. This much is clear: before there was a conservancy, another body was steward of the mountain, and his name was Mike Lynch.…

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  • A Mountain’s Tale: Lion’s Paw, Mount Nittany, and its ‘Green and Growing’ Acres

    A Mountain’s Tale: Lion’s Paw, Mount Nittany, and its ‘Green and Growing’ Acres

    This article is from the publication Faces of Penn State, Vol 8 No. 1 Winter 1982. The piece describes Mountain legends and history. Things have changed since it was published. The Outing Club no longer maintains the trails (the Mount Nittany Conservancy does it now) or hosts a climb up Mt. Nittany to start the school year. The Halloween “Idiot Overnight” event has also fallen by the wayside. What remains the same is the “special place in the hearts of…

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  • State College City-Serve Does Mountain Clean-up

    Can we serve you now? This is the rallying cry of a group of dedicated volunteers from the State College City-Serve project, http://www.sc-cityserve.org. On Sunday, April 27, a group of City-Serve volunteers spent the day picking up trash and removing debris from the hiking trails on Mt. Nittany. The 17 volunteers split into 4 teams that covered all nine-miles of hiking trails and a couple miles of four-wheel drive roads on Mt. Nittany. They picked up garbage, re-blazed faded blue…

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