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July adventures at PEEC


July 13, 2016

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Hiking, biking, paddling and walking will be among the activities offered over the coming weeks at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Registration is required unless otherwise indicated.

Bridge the Gap: Paddle a canoe or kayak on one of PEEC’s ponds on Saturday, July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. This event is free, funded by the William Penn Foundation. Beginners are welcome; PEEC staff will teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately; you may get wet. Reserve early; space is limited. This pond paddle will be repeated on Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

On Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m., join a Dragonfly Walk led by David Trently to search PEEC’s fields and around its ponds for for butterflies and dragonflies. The cost is $5. Call early to reserve your spot; spaces fill up fast. This walk will be repeated on August 13.

On Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, join an Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk. The cost is $5. No collecting will be done within the park. This walk will be repeated on August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

To make a reservation call 570/828-2319. For more information visit www.peec.org.