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March 2011

Children's fishing derby

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners will hold their 15th annual fishing derby for children under 16 years of age on Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at Lily Pond in Pike County Park (off Rt. 6 on Schocopee Road). There is no fee for the event, and registration will be held the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded by age group.  Read more

Plant trees for Earth Day

GREENTOWN, PA — Promised Land State Park will hold its annual Earth Day Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be a planting of trees donated through the Odwalla Plant a Tree Campaign®. Limited supplies are available, but plan on wearing sturdy shoes, bring water and an extra shovel if you have one. Basic work gloves will be provided (through PennDot’s Keep PA Beautiful Campaign).
Registration is requested for small groups, and required for groups of 10 or more. Email PromisedLandEnvEdSP@state.pa.us or call 570/676.0567.

Hobgood, Ruffalo deliver first cast

ROSCOE, NY — Laurence Hobgood and Mark Ruffalo will join to deliver the first cast at Junction Pool on Saturday, April 2. Hobgood is a celebrated musician whom Dave Brubeck has described as “one of the most incredible pianists I have ever heard.” Oscar-nominated actor Ruffalo had earlier thought he would have to cancel his first-cast appearance, but is now back on the agenda.  Read more

Spring along the Delaware

The plant depicted here belongs along the banks of the Delaware River, and in fact, has already emerged and fallen under the scrutiny of my camera lens last week. The other items appearing at top, left, do not, and appeared just upriver from this skunk cabbage.

The river’s borders can seem especially dreary at this time of year, as flooding and receding waters deposit all manner of trash on its banks. Although it might appear that very little is going on along those edges, the deep maroon and chartreuse clusters of skunk cabbage tell a different story.  Read more

Morning paddle w/ a naturalist

May 19, 2011

Bring your kayak/canoe ($5 to rent) to Promised Land State Park, 10am, free. Meet at day use beach area. RSVP: 570/676-0567.

'In Pursuit of Amphibians'

May 11, 2011

Hunt for frogs, toads & salamanders in Promised Land State Park, 5:30-7:30pm, meet in park office conference room, free. RSVP: 570/676-0567.

Paddle with a naturalist

May 6, 2011

Bring your kayak/canoe ($5 to rent) to Promised Land State Park, 5:30pm, free. Meet at day use beach area. RSVP: 570/676-0567.

Spring clean-up day

April 30, 2011

Plant trees & flowers, spruce up trails, weeding, litter clean-up & more at Promised Land State Park, 9am-12noon check-in at park office porch. Families/small groups RSVP: 570/676-0567.

Little Falls wildflower walk

April 22, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day w/ easy-to-moderate 1-mile walk to ID wildflowers in Promised Land State Park, 2pm, free. Meet at Little Falls parking lot. RSVP: 570/676-0567.

Outdoor expo

September 10, 2011

Hunting, fishing, camping, ATV & taxidermy vendors; and demonstrations & educational activities at Roscoe Hose Co. #1. 845/439-4423.