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Learn about the prairie



Published: Mon, July 16, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Learn about the prairie

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- A guided 90-minute walk discussing the plants, animals, history and geology of the prairie will be offered at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 at Jennings Environmental Education Center. The walk will begin in the prairie parking area. The prairie area of the center is hot and has little shade.

The small prairie at the Jennings Center is one of the few remaining pockets of a once greater extension of the true Midwestern prairie.

The Jennings area was established in the late 1950s to protect and conserve a prairie flower, the blazing star. It was the first reserve established in Pennsylvania to protect an individual plant species and remains the only public and protected prairie in the commonwealth.

Jennings is open from 8 to 4 p.m. weekdays and on weekends as scheduled. The trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking and other environmentally related activities. For more information, call (724) 794-6011.

Revival services set

CAMPBELL -- Amazing Grace AFM Church of God will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Rev Darryl F. Spence Sr. of St. Paul, Minn., will be the evangelist. He's a 1981 graduate of East High School.

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The News Tent is available from the Levenger catalog and costs $24.95, including shipping and handling.




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