Activities at Merck Forest and Farmland Center
A Volunteer Work Party will be held at Merck Farmland and Forest Center, located at 3270 Route 315 in Rupert, on Saturday, August 31. Come any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help with trailwork, maintenance and safety, by working with great people in the great out-of-doors. Bring sunscreen, water, long pants, hat, work gloves, snacks/lunch, and close-toed shoes.
Future events include a Nature Journalling Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. Participants will first learn to create their own nature journals, and then how to make entries through observations – whether by writing about or drawing what is seen. The cost is $5 per person. Merck’s Second Saturday Hike, from 2 to 4 p.m. the same day, will be of moderate difficulty, and held weather permitting. Participants must pre-register; the cost is $5 per person. You must have appropriate footgear and bring water and snacks.
The annual Harvest Festival is planned for Saturday, September 20. Come celebrate the beginning of the autumn season with food and games and lots to see! Admission is only $3.
Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) in Rupert is a 3,200-acre conserved forest with a 62-acre farm that is open to the public year-round, free of charge. For details, call 802-394-7836 or visit merckforest.org, where you can now register for workshops and activities directly on the SHOP page.