The Independence Conservancy hosted a Walk in Penn’s Woods at Beaver County’s newest park, Rocky Bend Nature Preserve in Potter Township. Members of the Conservancy led 18 people on a one-mile hike to explore the scenic Raccoon Creek Greenway with its rocky cliffs, wooded hillsides, and quiet shorelines. Tour highlights included a natural stream bank repair, a grove of giant sassafras trees, and a constructed wetland-meadow. Scientists and naturalists walked with the group to answer questions about geology, streams, wetlands, fisheries biology and local history.
Rocky Bend Nature Preserve is a public-private partnership between Potter Township municipal government and Independence Conservancy. For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how to get involved, visit the Independence Conservancy website.