Environmental groups to do more work at Camp Victory
UNDATED – Even more is being done with the nature center at Millville’s Camp Victory. The center was completed last July says Lycoming College professor Dr. Peter Petokas.
“Two years ago students from Lycoming College went out to Camp Victory with my assistance and we did an inventory of plants and animals. That report was used to bolster a grant application to secure funding for the nature center. Since the completion of the center, we have been work very hard to developing education programs, collecting educational materials and adding new resources to provide education to the kids.
Special needs children attend a number of camps there during the summer and school districts across The Valley take classes there in the spring. Petokas says now they are working to restore the 250-acre area to its natural habitat. “We are working on shrub wetlands; we want to add nature trails, a wetland boardwalk, habitat structures and more that can bring in a diversity of wildlife to the camp.”
Petokas says they are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DEP and the Columbia County Conservation District to develop a plan and talk about the financial aspects of the project. (Sara Bartlett)