It was a bit chilly on the water on September 14, but that didn’t stop the scuba divers who turned out to fish debris out of the lake. Ten members from the dive teams from the Tafton Fire Company, the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company and the Forest Volunteer Fire Department collected debris from the bottom of Lake Wallenpaupack for about three hours on September 14, in what was billed as the first annual Scuba Diver Cleanup Day on Lake Wallenpaupack. Read more
Scout Day at Promised Land State Park, 12:30-6pm. Open to Boy & Girl scouts, ages 6—15 and their leaders. It is a day-long event consisting of 4 round-robin stations. Fee: $3/scout (leaders & chaperones are free). Register: 570/676-0567 or email PromisedLandEnvEdsp@pa.gov.
A Greentown man is under investigation for alleged animal abuse. A Pennsylvania Humane Society Police Officer, a dog warden and Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to gather evidence. The dog was found with her limbs and muzzle duct taped last Friday in an outbuilding at the dog owner’s residence.
Anyone with any information about this is asked to contact Humane Society Police Officer Marlene Metzger employed by Dessin Animal Shelter 570/647-0239.
Promised Land State Park will host a “First Day Hike” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hikers should meet at the park office on the porch. First Day Hikes are being offered nationwide to promote a healthy beginning to 2013. Pre-registration is necessary. Email PromisedLandsp@pa.gov or call 570/676-3428 ext. 0.
This picnic table wasn’t the only thing to sustain damage when Hurricane Sandy visited Promised Land State Park in Greentown last week. The storm delivered dangerous 60 mph wind gusts and constant 25-mph wind, which proved too much for many of the trees that beautify the popular state park. Park staff estimate that there are at least 300 trees down. Power lines are littered with trees and snapped in some places. Read more
4 pm @ Tannery Access (call 570/676-3428 X 0 for directions)
Join Harry Jordan, Park Extern for a hike to search for the telltale signs of fall. Watch for frenzied squirrels and chipmunks, migrating birds and so much more. Hike will be about a mile and will be easy with a few hills. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes. Open to all ages. Please register.
4 pm @ Western Wayne Middle School lot
(call 570/676-3428 X 0 for directions)
Join the Park Naturalist for a foray into ferns! Discover the new Wildcat trail at Varden Conservation Area. This trail has at least 5 different species of ferns. We will meet at Western Wayne Middle School’s parking lot and cross the road to the trailhead. Hike will be about a mile and be easy with a few hills. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes. Please register.
Three hearty seniors, whose sense of humor hasn’t diminished with time, recently attended the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival at Promised Land State Park (PLSP) in Greentown. The former “CCC boys” wasted no time in being useful once again as they grabbed shovels and got to work planting a commemorative serviceberry tree near the Masker Museum, which houses an interesting display of CCC artifacts and historical information. Read more
Birds of prey demo, hiking, guided trails, fiddle music, Varden history, Scouting activities, fishing contest, informational displays & more at Varden Conservation Area, 10am-3pm, rain or shine. Food provided by the Boy Scouts. 570/676-3428.
Hosted by Pike County Democratic Committee at Promised Land State Park, 1-5pm, $10/person, $25/family incl. hamburgers, ribs, hot dogs & sodas. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 435/554-8626.