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Conservancy to hold free community picnic

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Naturalist Ed Wesely gives a monarch butterfly program at one of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s annual picnics.

July 27, 2016

BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a free community picnic on Saturday, August 27, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at its Bethel offices. The Conservancy’s annual picnic celebrates our local community of supporters and friends and provides an opportunity for the public to enjoy the rolling hills, meadows, gardens and woods at the Bethel site.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy free ice cream from the Dairy’O ice cream truck; a live birds of prey presentation from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center; a monarch butterfly program; a guided walk on the Conservancy’s woodland trail; a kayak raffle drawing; and outdoor games and fun for all ages.

This event is free for members and volunteers, but prior registration is requested. If you are not a member, you have the option to join anytime at
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy works with landowners and communities to protect the lands and waters, eagles and other wildlife, and sustainable local economies of the Upper Delaware River region.

For more information or to register email, or call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.