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Penn Dixie Fossil Park opens Earth Day weekend

Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve opens for the season with an Earth Day cleanup April 21.

The former cement quarry will be open weekends for fossil collecting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visitors can bring their own gear or rent equipment in search of trilobites and other prehistoric creatures at the 54-acre site in Hamburg.

Volunteers can help with the Earth Day cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers can sign up by emailing Executive Director Phil Stokes at

Jupiter and spring constellations can be viewed at 8 p.m. that evening at the fossil park. Viewers can bring their own telescopes or use one of the park's telescopes.



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