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A Year of Bird Walks with York Land Trust and White Pine Programs

In the Sports & Outdoors section of The Weekly Sentenel
October 22, 2021

October 20 will mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Bird Walk Wednesdays, a series of monthly guided bird walks hosted by York Land Trust and White Pine Programs at the Highland Farm Preserve. In the year it has run, the popular program has welcomed dozens of community members who have collectively spotted nearly 100 different species of birds, including a variety of woodpeckers, warblers, thrushes, egrets, owls and more.

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White Pine Programs receives anonymous $25K matching grant

The funds activated on Tuesday, Dec. 3, known as “Giving Tuesday,” and will be used as matching dollars to any donations made between Dec. 3-31, up to $25,000. The organization is looking to raise $60,000.

“We are truly grateful to this individual donor,” said Executive Director Heather Campbell. “We are hoping the challenge match will encourage community members who believe in our mission of providing transformational nature experiences that forge personal resilience and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment, to support us financially. The money we raise goes directly towards delivering programs and providing scholarships for our community.”


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White Pine Program readies for its next phase

York – It’s all in an afternoon for the youngsters in the White Pine Programs’ Wild Child after-school program in the woods behind Coastal Ridge Elementary School. “It’s so critically important for them to be outside,” said Assistant Program Manager Amy Beal as she gathered the children together for the game. “They are getting grounded. Nature provides that in a way that nothing else does.”

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