Meadville Tribune


August 14, 2013

Here is your weekly guide to area outdoors news and events


HARRISBURG — SANDY LAKE — “A Close Look at Lake Wilhelm and the Future Fishery” is Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Maurice K. Goddard State Park’s McKeever Learning Center auditorium, 684 Lake Wilhelm Road, Sandy Lake. The program is free and open to the public.

Lake Wilhelm is a man-made reservoir, the result of a dam being built on Sandy Creek. The lake first reached normal pool on June 14, 1971. A year later, the official ceremony for opening Maurice K. Goddard State Park took place and since then people have enjoyed fishing and boating on this waterway for more than 40 years.

In recent years, some anglers have begun to express concerns about the status of the fishery and overall health of the lake. In this program, Park Manager Bill Wasser will provide an overview of those issues as well as how people can be involved in ensuring that Lake Wilhelm remains a good fishery for generations to come.

n More information: Call Wasser at (724) 253-4833.

A Wood 101 workshop, which hopes to increase participants’ knowledge about working with wood, is Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office, 13400 Dunham Road, Meadville.

Participants of this workshop will learn about wood anatomy, wood and moisture relationships, shrinking and swelling, factors affecting warp and drying, storage of lumber and much more. With the knowledge that is gained from this workshop, participants will be able to understand and avoid many of the problems that they may be facing with their projects.

This session will include a light lunch. Cost of the workshop is $30. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 6. To register, visit

n More information: Call (814) 755-3544 or email

Norrisville Sportsman’s Club, 13775 Gaut Road, Meadville, holds its fall pig roast and gun raffle Sept. 8 starting at noon. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 13 to 17 and $4 for ages 12 and under. Food and beverages are provided.

Fall turkey shoots are Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3. Food and beverages are available.

n More information: Call 382-4841.

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