Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Camping Trip and Conservation Talk at Brunner Island

On the weekend of June 4-5, the Sierra Club is hosting an overnight tent camping trip at Gifford Pinchot State Park, approximately 2 hours drive from downtown Philadelphia.  Anticipated activities on Saturday include a hike, boat rental, and a crab feast.  On Sunday morning, we will visit a recreational site near the Brunner Island coal plant in York Haven, PA, the most polluting coal facility in Pennsylvania.  We will discuss how the state has failed to properly regulate this power plant, and the work our Beyond Coal campaign is doing to ensure that bring this plant up to modern pollution standards.

We have found a crab shack within a short drive of the camping ground, and are considering having a crab feast for the Saturday evening meal, if enough people are interested. We will provided crabs at market cost, which was around $47/dozen, recently (price may vary). We will be offering the crabs in increments of a half dozen (a typical meal size for most).

We will provide lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning. 

To participate, please email Sam Ackerman. In your e-mail to Sam, please address the following questions:
  • How many half dozen crabs do you want (2 half dozen are likely enough for a couple)?
  • Will you require a Kosher option for food?
  • How many other people will be in your group?
  • Do you need a ride or can you offer others a ride in your car?
  • Do you have your own tent?
We will organize carpools from Philadelphia, and anticipate arriving at the park around noon on Saturday.  For details TBA, please follow the Facebook Event or refer back to this page, which will be updated with the latest details. Participants should bring camping gear (including a sleeping bag and toiletries), weather appropriate clothes, water, and shoes appropriate for hiking.  Participants will also need to sign a liability waiver.