REGION — On Thursday, October 30, the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partners awarded their 24th annual environmental partnership awards. The Women and Their Woods initiative, led by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) with Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension, and funding support from the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA, was the recipient of an Environmental Partnership Award. Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — The third annual Shohola-Barryville Bridge 5k Run/Walk was, again, a success this year. Organized by the Shohola Boy Scout Troop #76, in conjunction with the Township of Shohola’s Pumpkins in the Park Festival, the event began and ended at Rohman Park in Shohola on October 18. Nearly 100 runners and walkers participated, enjoying the scenic autumn view through Shohola, across the Delaware River Bridge into Barryville, NY and then back to Rohman Park. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Tri-State Chamber was proud to present the 19th annual Tri-State Classic Race on Sunday, October 26, which included 10k and 5k races. The runners gathered in Riverside Park in Port Jervis amid the beautiful trees filled with color, to get runner tags and collectible T-shirts, and then made their way to the starting line on Jersey Avenue across the railroad tracks. The races had participants from as far away as London, New Hampshire, Philadelphia and metro New York—all to celebrate the sport of running, and many to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The public is invited to a short program, “How Does Your River Flow,” with Jamie Myers, biologist with the Upper Delaware National Park Service, at Morgan Outdoors on Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m.
Myers will bring an EnviroScape, a plastic tabletop model of a watershed showing hills, valleys, fields and rivers. Small model houses, cars, trees, and animals are added. Then, using materials like candy sprinkles and food coloring to represent pollutants, the public can see how the watershed works. The program is perfect for curious people of all ages. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Nearly 50 scouts from the Milford, PA area and more than 500 visitors participated in National Public Lands Day and Community Appreciation Day events at Grey Towers National Historic Site on Saturday, September 27. The U.S. Forest Service selected Grey Towers as one of three signature sites for National Public Lands Day activities. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — In celebration if its 100 year anniversary, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) held a family hike fundraiser on Saturday, October 18. Money earned and awareness spread at this event supports the CCESC Centennial Campaign’s initiative to offer future alternative energy education to the public, specifically solar energy education for youth. An energy demonstration area was featured as a main attraction, equipped with a functioning solar panel from Cornell University. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Dessin Animal Shelter will hold its 11th annual Walk N’ Wag on Sunday, November 2 at Varden Conservation Area at 11 a.m. Hikers will meet at the teaching pavilion. This annual event, hosted by the shelter, is a fun day for owners and their furry family members. Read more
MILFORD, PA — A walking tour of the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Milford’s original town burial ground located on the grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Site, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Participants should meet in the visitor pavilion in the parking lot and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for the short hike to the cemetery. Regular tour fees ($8 adults; $7 seniors; $5 youth) will apply. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and space is limited. The program is appropriate for high school age and up. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Trailkeeper.org, partners for a fall hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Enjoy great views of the Delaware River, fall foliage near its peak, and traverse a historic stone arch bridge. Learn about the ecology, culture and history of the area with Sullivan County Historian John Conway and the Conservancy’s stewardship and education coordinator Amanda Subjin. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Autumn is the best time to prepare for next year’s garden. Completing a series of fall chores will give every gardener a great head start to the spring season, improve one’s chances for success and provide an opportunity to stop and enjoy the flowers.
Join Sullivan Renaissance and the Sullivan County Master Gardeners at a “Fall Gardening Seminar” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Sullivan Renaissance is holding this free class in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County (CCE). Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — Members of the Shohola Boy Scout Troop #76 will hold their third annual “Shohola-Barryville Bridge 5K Run/Walk” at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, at Rohman Park in Shohola. This event will serve as the kick-off to Pumpkins in the Park, a long-standing community event held in Shohola each October.
Proceeds from the 5K will support the Scout troop’s program activities, such as merit badge opportunities, summer camp fees for those in need and equipment for camping trips. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center will host a paddle on Lake Wallenpaupack presented by Nick Spinelli, Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, on Friday, September 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Lake Wallenpaupack is a vacation hot-spot for fisherman, hikers, boaters and nature enthusiasts alike.
Spinelli will lead a kayak/canoe paddle and educational program. Explore unique habitats that provide a home to thousands of creatures, and learn about lake history, monitoring and wildlife. Read more
LAKEVILLE, PA — A guided forest hike at PPL Shuman Point Natural Area will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m. The hike is presented by Sarah Hall-Bagdonas, forest specialist for Wayne Conservation District.
Participants will take a look at the changes in the forest since a recent timber harvest was completed last year, as well as discuss the overall health of the forest, invasive impacts and local wildlife that call this forest home. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — An “Anything Goes Hike” will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 1 p.m. at the PPL Wallenpaupack Creek Trail. The hike is presented by Rick Koval, Pocono naturalist and WNEP-TV personality.
Join Pennsylvania Outdoor Life on a woodland adventure and see what he discovers. Koval will search for salamanders, dragonflies, edible plants, poisonous mushrooms and anything else that crosses his path. You will learn a little bit more about what’s happening in our forest during September. Read more
ROSCOE, NY — Partridge Days will be held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum on Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This first-time event held in the Catskills is locally sponsored by America’s oldest family fly shop, Dette Fly Shop of Roscoe.
Partridge Fly Tying Days is a fun, casual format for a fly-tying show with the objective to promote fly-tying through education. The day is filled with demonstrations, presentations and workshops from some of the finest flytiers in multiple specialties, in the intimate surroundings of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. Read more
EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Watershed Alliance (EWA) will host “Strides II,” the Upper Delaware River 5K run/walk, on September 20, to help fulfill its mission of protecting and enhancing the Equinunk watershed. Last year EWA partnered with the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and it was a success.
Food and drink are complimentary for all participants, and available for family and friends at a low cost. There will be T-shirts, awards and prizes. Read more
NEW YORK STATE — Hunting and trapping licenses, and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2014-15 season are now available for purchase, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. Read more
NEW YORK STATE — Black bear hunting opportunities have expanded this year as a result of regulation changes adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
“Under Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, New York is working to increase hunting opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen,” Commissioner Martens said. “With these changes, DEC is implementing strategies of the recently adopted Black Bear Management Plan.” Read more