Monthly Archives: August 2012

To The Bugs

As a child I could be found sitting in the sand box playing in the dirt. My companions were usually six legged friends that had wandered into my play area in search of food.  These play mates were usually scouts … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Fun

Can you believe it’s August already! Where did summer go? As I sat contemplating this question I realized that I haven’t done everything I wanted to do this summer. I still have a list of fun activities to do before … Continue reading

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Can You Hear The Bells?

To my knowledge there has never been a day quite like August 18th 2012. This day contained a train robbery like any other normal day, but with an extra spin. The train robbers decided to not only take gold but … Continue reading

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Campfire Alert!

 With Sumpter’s fire alert currently set at “Extreme” (Meaning; don’t even THINK the word fire or it might start….) we are opting to have a “campfireless” Campfire Program this Saturday. What does this mean?  Well, it means that we wont … Continue reading

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Laughter and Grease

The first ever “Time Travel with the Dredge” program was a big hit! We had a wonderful crowd and a great time. This program is about a dredge worker named Sylvan. Sylvan is a hard worker but also loves to … Continue reading

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Thank You , Marv.

Each year the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park has the pleasure of having hosts come to our park to assist us with the maintenance and interpretive duties that come with making the state park what it is.  This year we … Continue reading

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Ecosystem in Bloom

Earlier last week I was asked by a visitor why the water was so green. I answered simply by saying it was because of the heat that the algae was growing faster than during the colder months. While my answer … Continue reading

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