I recently signed up to receive email news bulletins from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). One of the bulletins focuses on the important work done by DEC forest rangers, often with little public awareness of those activities.
Toward the end of February and the first few days of March, we had some mild weather with the temperature approaching 60° in some areas. Ice was completely gone or well on its way to being gone on most waterways, and I did a little hunting with eyes and ears for early frogs and salamanders.
As we enter the third month of 2017, it’s good to keep in mind how quickly time passes and how soon spring will be here. Connecting with the rising energy of spring is a great way to uphold those New Year’s resolutions for better physical and mental health.
LACKAWAXEN, PA — Feedback is being requested on the best way of proceeding to establish a community garden in Lackawaxen. A survey has been placed online at https://www.sur veymonkey.com/r/S67WZF6 to collect input from townspeople on the subject.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — There will be an opportunity to explore Lacawac Sanctuary’s longest trail on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a Big Lake Hike. You can learn about the natural and cultural history of Lacawac Sanctuary and Lake Wallenpaupack. Dress warmly and brink a snack and water. All ages are welcome.
During the cold months of winter, the average person doesn’t think about bats; there are none to be seen outdoors or in the attic, where they may roost during the day in the summer. Now is the season when bats in our region are literally fighting for their lives, as they attempt to survive the winter hibernation period.
REGION — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will offer 15 summer internships at offices throughout the NYC watershed. These paid internships are in fields related to science and engineering.
HAWLEY, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) has renewed its land trust accreditation, maintaining its position as part of a network of only 372 accredited land trusts across the nation,
Fans of Robert Frost’s poetry and lovers of trees might be pleased to know they can now plant a piece of history on their Upper Delaware River region property.
During the first week of February, I visited the north end of Liberty Marsh at the New York side of the border with New Jersey. It is located within the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, a roughly 12-mile-long area of federal refuge lands that surround the Wallkill River.