‘A Night for Nature’ at Turkey Hill Brewing Company

April 21st event will benefit the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy!

Nature enthusiasts and craft beer lovers are gearing up for an unforgettable evening of philanthropy and community spirit at the upcoming fundraiser, ‘A Night for Nature’. This inaugural event is being held on April 21at Turkey Hill Brewing Company (THBC) in Bloomsburg. It aims to raise funds for the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy’s (NPC) work conserving and enhancing the lands and waters of Northcentral Pennsylvania.

Guests can look forward to an evening filled with live music, delectable food, and the chance to bid on an array of exciting items in the silent auction. The silent auction includes items for outdoor-lovers such as a kayak trip on the Susquehanna, overnight stays at cabins on Lake Mokoma, whitewater rafting, and hiking gear. Local musicians, Darren Inman Acoustic and Platinum Fairy, will provide live music throughout the evening. Highlighting the occasion will be the exclusive release of a THBC’s new ‘Helles-bender’ beer crafted specially for the event. Head Brewer, Tim Plisiewicz, shared, “The beer will be a very drinkable helles style lager aptly named in honor of the state amphibian, the eastern hellbender.”

According to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, hellbenders play a vital role in indicating excellent water quality, making them a key focus for conservation efforts. In 2019, the eastern hellbender was designated as the state amphibian, emphasizing the need to restore water quality and preserve its habitat. 

Kate Beaver Pacacha, volunteer and coordinator for the event, explained, “The connection between local craft beer and hellbenders was a natural fit because both need clean water.” She emphasized, “Additionally, the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy has done a tremendous amount of work across the region to help restore the health of our streams, so supporting their projects also just made sense!” Pacacha has been coordinating ‘A Night for Nature’ as part of her service project in the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program.

As a land trust committed to supporting the environmental well-being and recreational needs of Northcentral Pennsylvania’s local communities, NPC is thrilled to introduce this unique event, combining a passion for conservation with local craft beer.

“We are so excited to collaborate with Turkey Hill Brewing Company to bring ‘A Night for Nature’ to the community,” remarked Holly Byers, Communications Coordinator, at NPC. “This event provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals to come together, enjoy great company and local brews, all while contributing to the conservation of our natural resources.”

Alec Nebel, General Manager, at Turkey Hill Brewing Company, expressed, “We’re honored to support NPC and their commitment to environmental stewardship. Crafting a unique beer for ‘A Night for Nature’ is our way of showcasing our shared dedication to protecting and celebrating the beauty of Northcentral Pennsylvania.”

Tickets for ‘A Night for Nature’ are limited and available for general admission, VIP, and a no-alcohol option. Secure your spot at npcweb.org/a-night-for-nature or contact the NPC office directly at 570-323-6222 or hbyers@npcweb.org. Follow along on the ‘A Night for Nature’ Facebook page for additional info and fun event updates.

The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) is a local land trust dedicated to conserving and enhancing the lands and waters of Northcentral PA. They have helped gain and enhance recreational access to some of the area’s most beloved outdoor destinations – including the Loyalsock Trail, Pine Creek Rail Trail, as well as the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Moreover, their ongoing streambank stabilization projects have contributed significantly to the restoration of the region’s water resources. With the support of their members, NPC has conserved over 12,000 acres for the environmental well-being of our communities across a 12-county area. To learn more about NPC’s initiatives and how you can help make a difference, please visit their website at www.npcweb.org.