SPRING HAS ARRIVED EARTH DAY AT MILL COVE RETURNS
SPRING HAS ARRIVED EARTH DAY AT MILL COVE RETURNS
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Mill Cove is pleased to announce that the Annual Earth Day at Mill Cove is returning in 2023!
Mill Cove Board Members are currently organizing the event to be held on Saturday, April 22 from 10AM to 4 PM at the Mill Cove Environmental Area. The event is free and open to the public.
Earth Day at Mill Cove will feature the same format as past events with a full day of new and returning activities. Fishing rods, kayaks, archery equipment and safety gear will be provided. Hiking shoes and rain gear are recommended.
A schedule of events will be announced in February.
EDMC will host an array of vendors that will be showcasing their knowledge and skills on all things related to our natural environment.
Interested in becoming a vendor? Please check out our website and complete a registration form.
On site parking is available, but limited.
A free shuttle bus will be offered from Mansfield University Campus and the North Main Street Plaza.
For more information and directions to Mill Cove, visit millcoveinc.org.
January 17, 2023
Mill Cove, inc. is privileged to announce that it has received a bequest from the William & Carola Glennon Foundation in the amount of $18,225.50. Mr. & Mrs. Glennon moved to Potter County some years ago and resided near Galeton. He was a retired Police Officer from New Jersey. Mr. Glennon passed away in 2006, and his wishes were to benefit his passion for the outdoors and the environment. Being an active NRA member, and having assisted with the YHEC program when held at Mill Cove, he chose Mill Cove, Inc. as one of the beneficiaries of the Foundation. The Foundation is administered by the C & N Trust Department. The Mill Cove Board expresses its thanks and gratitude to Glennon Foundation for this very unexpected gift.
Kinder Morgan, Inc., owner and operator of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in this area, has awarded Mill Cove, Inc. a grant of $20,000 to assist with the construction of the Environmental Education Pavilion at the Mill Cove Environmental Area. “We are very excited to receive this very generous donation as it will continue to move forward the final element of our Mill Cove Master Plan,” according to Fred LaVancher, President of the Board.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Access to reliable, affordable energy is a critical component for improving lives around the world. The company iscommitted to providing energy transportation and storage services in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline is an approximately 11,750-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas from Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast section of the U.S,, including Northern Pennsylvania Storage Facilities.
Allen Fore, Vice-President of Kinder Morgan, noted that “we are pleased that our Company continues to support Mill Cove, and making this investment in the area that we serve.” Fore noted that Kinder Morgan has supported Mill Cove projects in the past with the construction of the Kinder Morgan Trail. Mr. Fore, along with Ken Collins, Manager of Public Affairs, traveled to Tioga County Wednesday morning to make the check presentation.
Dave Flesch, Rob Carleton, Allen Fore, VP Kinder-Morgan, Fred Lavancher
WARD GRANT TO MILL COVE
Ward Manufacturing, LLC of Blossburg has awarded Mill Cove, Inc. a grant of $60,000 to assist with the construction of the Charles E. Fox Environmental Education Pavilion at the Mill Cove Environmental Area. “We are very excited to receive this very generous donation as it will continue to move forward the final element of our Mill Cove Master Plan,” according to Fred LaVancher, a member of the Board.
Pete Guidi, President & CEO of Ward Manufacturing noted that “we are pleased that our Company continues to support Mill Cove, and making this investment in our community.” Guidi noted that Ward has support several Mill Cove projects in the past including: needed site work for the Environmental Center, trail development, and the bridge replacement over Cabin Run. He has been instrumental in providing funding suggestions to the Mill Cove Board over the past several years.
When contacted about assisting with the construction of the Charles E. Fox Environmental Education Pavilion and the mission of Mill Cove, Ward Manufacturing did not hesitate to become a partner in that endeavor.
Charles Fox, President of Mill Cove stated that “We are eternally grateful to Ward Manufacturing for its very generous gift and continued support over the years.”
For Additional Information:
Fred LaVancher -- 570-337-3818
Environmental Center Site construction has closed down for the winter -- access road, site water management system and wet retention pond has been completed. Please be cautious when entering the construction area.
September 25, 2021
Clays for Kids was back after a hiatus in 2020. The event, held annually, with the assistance of the Mill Cove Board of Directors, raises funds to benefit the County’s youth programs. The proceeds from each Clays for Kids event go to local nonprofit organizations whose programs are dedicated to helping to nurture local youth and shape their futures. Clays for Kids 2021 raised $25,700 for the local YMCA and the Mill Cove Environmental Center. Mill Cove was thrilled to be involved with such an admirable cause and the event that enables these agencies to assist our kids.
October 5, 2019
Mill Cove Environmental Center assisted in organizing the 2nd Annual Clays for Kids fundraiser at Thunder Ridge on October 5, 2019. The proceeds from the event benefit organizations that focus on helping kids, whether through providing funds to agencies or local groups that primarily benefit children. The event raised $22,600. The beneficiaries of those funds were Mill Cove Environmental Center and Tioga County Children’s Advocacy Center, an Asa’s Place program, which serves child abuse victims ages 4 to 18.
October 13, 2018
Mill Cove Environmental Center sponsored its first Clays for Kids fundraiser Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Thunder Ridge Sporting Clays & Game Farm. The event raised $14,000, which was divided between Mill Cove and Asa’s Place. Mill Cove is an outdoor recreation destination where children learn about nature up close and personal and Asa’s Place is a new 501c3 organization that provides a care facility in Wellsboro to help infants born dependent on opioids receive the best possible care.
On November 23, Mill Cove presented $7,000 to Robin Adams in support of Asa’s Place, a care facility she’s developing to care for children like the facility’s namesake Asa, who was born to drug-dependent parents. “We’re gonna save a lot of babies together,” said Adams at the presentation.
The NRA Foundation awarded Mill Cove, Inc. a grant totaling $3,416.75 to purchase ammunition. The ammunition will be used by NRA course instructors and by Mansfield University instructors with MU’s Public Safety Training Institute and Police Academy. It will enable the instructors to train and educate the general public and MU students. These instructors use the Mill Cove shooting range to train their students in the proper and safe use of firearms.
"We are very excited that Mill Cove, Inc. received this grant and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community,” said Marilyn Jones, Chair of the Tioga County Women’s Shooting Society and one of the NRA-certified instructors.
“Typically an instructor would have between 10 and 15 people in a class. Each participant usually shoots 100 to 150 rounds. Based on that and the average number of classes held in prior years, the ammunition should last about one year,” said Ms. Jones.
The Friends of the NRA holds an annual banquet at Whitneyville with a portion of the funds raised through live and silent auctions donated to the NRA Foundation’s statewide grant program. “This was the fourth time Mill Cove applied for a foundation grant. We submitted the application between November and December of 2019,” she said.
Gas Field Specialists has awarded Mill Cove, Inc. a grant totaling $130,000 to fund the site work for the Environmental Education Center at Mill Cove Environmental Area. "We are very excited about receiving this donation as it will continue to move forward the construction of the Environmental Education Center" said David Lamphier, Assistant Treasurer and board member of Mill Cove Inc. We are pleased that the Gas Field Specialists company is making an investment in our community."Mill Cove, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation with the mission of enhancing the Mill Cove Environmental Area for recreation and environmental educational purposes. Mill Cove, Inc. has been in existence since 1999 and has hosted the Annual Earth Day Event for the past 7 years, Earth Camp for past 4 years and many other environmental education day events as well as the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (Y.H.E.C.) every even numbered year since 1999. When Gas Field Specialists were contacted by Mill Cove, Inc. about the Education Center and the mission of Mill Cove, Inc., they were not hesitant to partner with Mill Cove to build the center for the better of the community, for young and mature. Greg West, President presented the check for $130,000 at Mill Cove Inc's regular monthly board of directors meeting on Wednesday, September 12th. The opportunity for Mill Cove, Inc. to get the first phase for the construction of the Education Center was made possible by this donation, which is for the site work of the building location, parking lot and road to the building. Mill Cove, Inc. is eternally grateful to Gas Field Specialists for this donation.
Mill Cove Environmental Area and Education Center representatives experienced a beautiful day in State College, Pa. on the White and Blue Courses volunteering for a charity golf tournament. Mill Cove, Inc. will be one of the benefactors of the tournament.
This event was hosted by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc with several participating generous sponsors.
A huge thank you to the ten Mill Cove, Inc. Volunteers who gave their time representing this organization that will benefit from this event.
This is one group of amazing people with generous hearts! A $7,000 donation to Asa's Place - I am so, so grateful! Mill Cove Environmental Center has an incredibly selfless Board of Directors and staff. Commissioner Mark Hamilton and Mansfield Borough Manager, Crystal Smith worked tirelessly to make this first time fundraiser a success. A number of local businesses contributed to the event and HHS Regional Director, Matt Baker has been a steadfast supporter of Asa's Place for several months now. I am especially thankful for this donation because this group of individuals is concerned about Tioga County's future, our children. And, they believe in me and the mission of Asa's Place. I will be forever grateful and every dime will go toward furthering efforts to better serve Tioga County's children and serve them right here at home.
"It's a wonderful place, and great for the youths to meet."
"The improvements to the area have been great!"
"Great event! Didn’t get any pics but we also enjoyed Van Wagner’s music. Quite the exciting falconry show. The red-tailed hawk self-released to the wild."
"Great day at Mill Cove, some locals still don't know what is available there! ! Jean told me that she had sent out 100 letters for vendors and had 50 there today, some people are missing the boat. But there's get improvement each year, congrats to all for a very successful event!"
"Beautiful area with a great mission by many that are involved."
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