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Many ways to help out the Earth this Earth Day


Earth Day festival at Lake Wallenpaupack

HAWLEY, PA — The annual Earth Day festival at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is child friendly and includes face painting, music and games.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival will be a “species celebration room”—a meeting room transformed into a “costume cave.” Learn how to turn T-shirts into shopping bags. Outdoor activities include bird walks, a species dig, a fishing pool, casting demonstrations, kayak/canoe demos, an obstacle course and a scavenger hunt. Visit www.pikewaynee arthday.wordpress.com or call 570/253-7001.

8K run/walk to embrace Grey Towers’ history

MILFORD, PA — An Earth Day 8K Run/Walk will be held at Grey Towers. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 9 a.m.

The inaugural race, organized by the Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service, will start at Grey Towers and follow the Pinchot Greenway through Milford Borough to Milford Beach and then back to Grey Towers. The registration fee is $30. All proceeds will be used for public programs commemorating Grey Towers’ 50th anniversary this year. To register, visit www.GreyTowers.org/race, call 570/296-9625, or email info@grey towers.org.

Earth Day at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Help the Pocono Environmental Learning Center celebrate the Earth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music and much more. The fee is $5 per car. Visit www.peec.org or call 570/828-2319.


Hike into spring

GREENTOWN, PA — Promised Land State Park will host “Hike into Spring” to kick off the park’s monthly hiking series. Every third Saturday from April through October, park volunteer Ann Foster will lead a hike to explore all that the park has to offer.

This easy two-mile loop hike is recommended for ages 10 and up. Wear sturdy shoes (boots preferred) and bring water. Meet at 9 a.m. on the park office porch.

Pre-registration is not necessary. Call 570/676-0567 for information.

Long Island Flyrodders Catskills Stream Clean

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Long Island Flyrodders (LIFR), with the help of over 35 Long Island Cub Scouts will join local scouts for their annual Stream Clean Program on the Willowemoc Creek from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will pick up debris that accumulated over the winter along the riverbank.

The event is open to all. Participants should assemble at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center (CFFC) at 8:15 a.m. for trash bags and area assignments. Boots are recommended. Afterwards, participants are welcome to a barbeque lunch (no charge) at the CFFC on the upper field adjacent to the new building.

For information, call 845/439-4810.

Honesdale holds cleanup day

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale will hold its second annual Clean and Green Day on Saturday, April 20. Sponsors, Honesdale Borough, Bold Gold Media, the Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Wayne Independent, invite volunteers from among the town’s residents, civic groups and non-profit organizations to help pick up trash and litter. Pre-register at tracksidejeff@yahoo.com, or at cleanandgreenhsdl@hotmail.com.