Generosity is a humbling thing to receive, and the Adventures Program has been blessed with an abundance this week! Seeing the demolition job our itchy sheep wreaked on our bunny hutch, the guys from maintenance flexed their woodworking muscles and built Marty a new hutch using ALL scrap wood and shingles. The new hutch got a finished coat of paint today by a volunteer group from Highmark. These five folks brought with them amazing enthusiasm for an entire day of getting quite dirty while preparing for the animals to move back onto campus! A local contractor has also given our program a wonderful discount to help move other small animal houses back from the Muntz Run farm. The goal is to get the animals back onto campus before the snow flies, and if we get any more generous gifts like we have had this week, it’s sure to happen!
By the way, unlike the tale of Peter Rabbit, Marty will be welcomed to his new home in the garden, where we hope he will receive many visitors. We’ll let you know when he’s back!
Glade Run Adventures provides personalized experiences in nature, including horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, animal care classes, gardening classes, farm to table cooking experiences and nature themed arts and crafts. These activities are prefect for families, school groups, home schoolers, girl and boy scout troops, youth groups and parties.
Glade Run Adventures is conveniently located north of Pittsburgh in Zelienople, just minutes from route 79 and Cranberry Township.
About the Author
Julie Wahlenmayer, Director of Adventures
Julie has been with Glade Run since 1996, shortly after graduating from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies. Her experiences in animal and horticultural assisted therapies at Glade Run lead Julie to complete her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Julie’s desire to connect individuals with the natural world around them, combined with her equestrian training and love of gardening, helped to shape our Adventures Program into the exemplary program that it is today. Julie’s vision for Glade Run Adventures is for it to become a model for social, emotional and physical growth and learning.