Area Outdoor Activities and Educational Events

All BOC events are open to the public. When participating in Butler Outdoor Club events, it is assumed that all participants are responsible for their own safety and of their dependents(such as children) at the event. The facilitator is simply providing an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together and is not assuming responsibility or liability for the safety of the participants. All travel is not part of the event and is done at your own risk. To be considered as participating in our events all leaders must fill out a waiver form and all participants must read and sign that form.
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Aug 2 BOC monthly meetings are 6:30 pm social, 7:00 pm announcements and program promptly after announcements on the first Wed. of each month usually at the Butler YMCA, lower level meeting room, 339 N. Washington, St. Butler, Pa.
Each meeting includes outing announcements, a featured speaker and slideshow or outdoor educational program and is open to the public.

Join us 6:30pm Wednesday Aug 2 when Christina Handley will present a program on the Allegheny Aquatic Alliance sponsors of the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanups from Zelienople to Ellwood City this summer on Aug 19 and Sept 9.
Aug 26 August 26, BOC NCT Hike at the Jennings Education Center. This hike is in memory of John Stehle. 4 Mile NCT hike (shuttle). We will stop at the Lake Arthur overlook to remember our good friend. Meet at 10:00 AM: Jennings Environmental Education Center and hike 4 miles to the SR528 trailhead. Optional return shuttle.
The annual BOC miniature golf outing will be held at Eracer's on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.. Eracer's is located on route 68 south of Butler. We always have a great time. We have an optional stop for ice cream afterward. If you have any questions, please call Jan at 724 867-0261. Hope to see you there! Jan Berg

  Other Area Outdoor Activities and Events

These events are listed for public information and are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Butler Outdoor Club. We assume no liability for anything that happens if you participate in these activities.
Clarion NCT Chapter Hike: For August we will be doing a 6 mile loop at Cook Forest.We will meet at the Environmental Center,10 AM.We will be using the Hefren trail Deer Meadow and Brown's run trails. Dave Galbreath
Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Pittsburgh Star Party 7:30 PM to approx 10:00 PM Bike Rental Parking Lot, North Shore, Moraine State Park The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will once again bring this popular family program to Moraine. Experience a guided tour of the sky! Meet at the parking lot near the Bike Rental on North Shore, Moraine State Park, bring a chair. After a presentation that begins at 8 pm we will be observing the heavens through the privately owned telescopes of members from the Amateur Astronomers Association and others The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it should still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight, but we will try earlier. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus but can appear anywhere in the sky. Jupiter and Saturn will also be visible that night. Bring a lawn chair, bug spray, and your curiosity. Please no smoking anywhere on the field (it harms the telescopes) and refrain from using flash lights or cell phones, and take care with headlights. The white light ruins night vision. Bad weather cancels event. Call park office 724 368-8811 by 4:00 pm or check park facebook if weather looks bad. This is a FREE event.
Aug 19
Sep 9
The 6th Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup dates have been scheduled! Please help us restore this important waterway back to its beautiful, natural state by removing the physical garbage that consumes it. So far we have removed over 275,000 pounds of garbage, including over 2,600 tires from just 37 miles of the 50 mile waterway! This year we are focusing on a 15-mile stretch, starting in Harmony Junction and ending in Ellwood City. This is the first year the cleanup is in Butler, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties! Join us in doing a good thing for the environment and community while feeling good and meeting new friends! Register before by emailing me back or call (724) 371-0416 Or Just show up! Dates: August 19th & September 9th, 2017 Meeting Location: Live Out Baptist Church, 1718 PA-588 Fombell, PA 16123 Time: 8am – 5pm Lunch, snacks, beverages, work gloves, & T-shirt provided Cleanup Needs: Volunteers, Rope, Chains, 10 tarps, 10 pry bars, 2 chainsaws, 5 sledgehammers, 10 old metal ladders, 2-3 washing stations, 10 tin-cutters, hip waders, use of 2 pressure washers, use of 3 brush cutters/weed eaters, use of 15+ pickup/dump trucks with/without winches, use of 20 canoes, use of 20 aluminum/metal boats, 10+ floatation devices/life jackets, use of skid loader/Bobcat, use of trailers, portable winches, etc.

Last Updated on Aug 8, 2017
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