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December 12, 2017
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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “Catskill Fly Tying, the Art of Artifice,” an exhibit of the work of photographer Mark Loete, will be shown in the Wulff Gallery of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) from October 17 to November 30. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition features over 40 photographs of exquisitely crafted trout fishing flies, celebrating the centuries-old fly-tying tradition and the master artisans who fabricate these jewel-like imitation insects.

Eagle watch training

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold an Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day on December 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New volunteers will meet at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center, 176 Scenic Dr. at 9 a.m. Then, new and existing volunteers will gather next door at the Inn at Lackawaxen from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. From noon to 1 p.m., attendees will visit the eagle observation areas. It’s an opportunity to learn more about our magnificent national bird, to help protect eagles in their habitat, and to assist in educating the public about sharing our region with eagles.  Read more

Autumn Star Watch

BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free Star Watch program on Friday, October 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at its Bethel office. Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects, and learn how to locate the constellations. Bring binoculars and/or your own telescope (they will have a limited number available), blankets and warm clothing, and folding chairs, if you have them.  Read more

Autumn hiking programs

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a couple of fall hiking programs this weekend. On Saturday, October 15 will be “Signs of Fall,” from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Take a hike with us and discover the science behind the wonderful season of fall. We’ll discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color and why it’s the best season to be out and about. The cost is $5.  Read more

Lacawac Sanctuary 8k Trail Run and family woods walk

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary will hold its 2016 Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run and 5k Family/Dog Woods Walk on Sunday, October 16 on the trails of Lacawac Sanctuary. This event kicks off at 11 a.m. Run and walk through the trails of Lacawac, located on more than 400 acres of wonder, biodiversity and natural resources.

Sections of the course are technical, rocky and steep. No dogs or strollers on the 8k course; both are welcome on Woods Walk.
Awards will be given for the 8k by age group, with timing by Scranton Running Company. The 5k is non-competitive.  Read more

Cover crop incentive offered

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Conservation District will again offer an incentive program to promote the planting of cover crops on fields that would normally be bare after harvesting. Cover crops are excellent soil protectors and nutrient scavengers.

Only fields producing an annual crop (one that leaves the soil open) will qualify for cover crop seed reimbursement such as corn, soybean, or a commercial vegetable garden. The funding is available to active farmers only.  Read more

Local energy co-op wins national award

HONESDALE, PA — At an awards ceremony in Las Vegas, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recently announced that Northeast Pennsylvania-based Clean Energy Co-op was the winner of the 2016 Community Renewables Project of the Year award.  Read more

National Public Lands Day

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24 with a park-wide volunteer event, which will focus on maintaining the park’s treasured natural and historical resources. Volunteers are invited to participate.  Read more

A special September at Lacawac

HAWLEY and LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Lacawac Sanctuary’s second annual Leaves and Ledges fundraiser will take place on Thursday, September 22 at the Ledges Hotel in Hawley from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station and its education outreach programs. The cost is $25 per person. To purchase tickets visit  Read more

Sustainable farms shine at local food fest

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County’s sustainable farmers—all members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)—will hold their third annual Farm & Chef event on Saturday, October 8 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. All proceeds go to support the work of Wayne County Grown, a group of local PASA members working together to expand the local food system.  Read more

Pond paddling, night walks and more at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — There will be a Bridge the Gap pond paddle on Saturday, August 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners are welcome; PEEC staff will teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately—you may get wet. This event is free, thanks to funding provided by the William Penn Foundation, but space is limited. Reservations are required.  Read more

Active Trails grants fund bus trips to hiking trails

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The National Park Service (NPS) of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The park has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) to use this grant to fund several bus trips to area parks in 2016. The hikes scheduled vary in difficulty and are designed to engage all abilities.  Read more

Free sustainability workshop

WAVERLY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) is partnering with The Waverly Community House to present a free two-night workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd.  Read more

You’re invited to a Star Party

HUGUENOT, NY — The Town of Deerpark Museum committee will hold an event titled “Star Party,” a guided trip through our galaxy, on Thursday, August 11. The festivities, complete with refreshments, will begin at 8 p.m. at the Harriet Space Park, Route 209.

William Istone, adjunct professor of science and engineering at SUNY Orange, will provide the narrative. Weather permitting, the group should be able to see Mars, Saturn, and possibly Jupiter as well as star clusters, galaxies, nebula and the Perseid meteor show.  Read more

Birds of prey in Morningside Park

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Town of Fallsburg Parks and Recreation Department will present “Close Encounters with Birds of Prey” on Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at Morningside Park. Admission is free.  Read more

Conservancy to hold free community picnic

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.  Read more

Pressed flower workshop

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Pat Yelle, local artist and avid gardener, will be teaching participants how to make a bookmark and a five-by-seven-inch pressed flower piece that can easily be framed to make a unique gift on August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickled Owl Restaurant. The registration deadline is July 26.  Read more

Students help with local energy assessments

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) has hired three area students who will be learning about energy efficiency and helping residents of Wayne and Pike counties save money on their energy costs. Kyle McDermott, Andrew Bochnovich and Nate Mansfield were hired to join SEEDS volunteers on the Energy Assessment team.  Read more

July adventures at PEEC

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.  Read more

WCCF supports the Lackawaxen conservancy

HONESDALE, PA — Recently, the Wayne County Community Founation (WCCF) presented a grant to the Lackawaxen River Conservancy. The funding will be used to expand the proposed walking trail between Hawley and the Canal Park near White Mills. Shown here are R. John Carmody (WCCF Grants Committee), left, Bergit Pinkston, Carole Linkiewicz (Lackawaxen Conservancy) and Peter Bochnovich (WCCF Grants Committee).

Trails grant funds hiking trips

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The National Park Service (NPS) of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UPDE) is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. UPDE has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) to use this grant to fund three bus trips to area parks in 2016. Several hikes are scheduled varying in difficulty and are catered to engage both youth and older adults.  Read more