We Want to Know What You Did Last Summer…
Did you go somewhere interesting this summer? Did you discover a place that piqued your curiosity? By train, plane, automobile … or canoe, bicycle, or walking path … did you encounter an interesting environmental (hi)story? It might not be what you usually study; it might be a few streets over, or overseas. But we’d like to hear about it.
Submit a photo and a paragraph describing where you were, how you got there, and a tantalizing bit about what you found, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 5. Let’s keep the memories of summer adventures alive.
We stuck pretty close to home this summer, but we did explore the rail-trail that links Lewisburg to the town of Mifflinburg, 9 miles to the west. It’s based on the right-of-way of a 1853 railroad that ran from Montandon, on the east side of the Susquehanna River, to Tyrone, Pennsylvania. This is farm country – Amish, Mennonite, corn, sunflowers. And like other rail-trails, it’s a small, but optimistic, adaptation of an industrial landscape, in a state that still proclaims “America runs on coal,” that is frakking enthusiastically to the north and east of here in old coal country.
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