MILFORD, PA — There will be a book signing for “A Guide to Waterfalls of the Upper Delaware River” on Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the ARTery Gallery, 210 Main St. A project of authors and artists Marie Liu and Dawn Benko, the book provides detailed information about 12 waterfall destinations around Pike and Sussex Counties along with the images that they have created of those waterfalls. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) and Talen Energy collected 14.25 tons of debris during the eighth annual Lake Wallenpaupack Cleanup Day. 98 tons of debris has been removed since 2008. Lake More than 80 individuals from thirty-four communities took advantage of the free cleanup and brought enough old and broken Styrofoam, wood and dock parts to the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center to fill six large trash containers. Read more
The Upper Delaware trout fishing community has in recent weeks been very concerned about high river temperatures, which they feel have been compounded by unnecessarily low water releases from New York City’s Delaware System reservoirs. Agitated calls for additional water releases have been made repeatedly to those who manage the river. My article in The River Reporter’s special section Fishing 2015 outlined the structure and politics of the upper Delaware system and conservationists’ attempts to get thermal stress relief for the trout. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — An educational series on beginner farming continues this month with “Introduction to Poultry Farming” on Thursday, June 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Beach Lake United Methodist Church will host a family-friendly community event including a kickball game, a free potluck supper and an open house at the Beach Lake Community garden on Saturday, June 20. Activities begin at 4 p.m. with the potluck to follow. (In case of rain, game day will be inside the church.)
Anyone interested in learning about organic gardening or in participating in the garden is invited to the open house. Full- to quarter-size plots are available, or smaller planting boxes for those wanting to try out gardening on a smaller scale. Read more
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will offer a variety of events for paddlers, walkers and those who are curious about native flora and fauna over the next couple of weekends.
On Sunday, June 14, there will be a wild edibles walk from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $5. The hike will be focused on identification; no collecting will be done within the park. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Evan Padua of Sweetwater Guide Service will teach “DIY: Fishing” at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Thursday, June 11. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and is part of the Do-it-Yourself workshop series presented by The Cooperage Project.
During the past six years, Honesdale and Narrowsburg native Evan Padua has guided fishing and whitewater river trips in Alaska, Wyoming, New York and Pennsylvania. Currently, as a guide with his father for Sweetwater Guide Service, he guides day-fishing trips on the Upper Delaware River. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Milford Garden Club has announced that its annual Secret Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, July 18. The gardens on the tour differ in style and concept and offer a diversity of gardening approaches. Locations of the gardens are a secret until the day of the tour. Read more
LIBERTY, NY—Families can foster a lifelong gardening interest with their children this summer in a four-part educational workshop series offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteer program. Three of the classes, for children ages five to 12, will be offered in the outdoor teaching gardens at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. As a bonus, one program will be held at the Fort Delaware Museum in Narrowsburg.
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LIBERTY, NY — All youth with an interest in veterinary science, between the ages of 13 and 18, can engage in a hands-on veterinary science educational opportunity this summer. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCE) will offer this three-part 4-H Youth Development program series on Wednesday June 24, July 15, and July 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Main Street Farmers’ Market at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. reopened on June 3, and will run from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday through October 28. This year there will be an extra hour of shopping time.
The market features a variety of locally grown, seasonal and fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, fresh cut flowers, bedding plants, breads, pastries, jams and jellies. Vendors starting off the season include The Anthill Farm, Safford Farm, Quails-R-Us and Beach Lake Bakery. Read more
Back in the summer of 1992, my neighbor Mauro G. and I made our first fly-fishing canoe float down the West Branch of the Delaware from Hale Eddy to the Route 191 bridge at Hancock. In eight miles of river, we didn’t see another boat, and only two wade fishermen. Read more
Sullivan Master Gardeners
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Master Gardener annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 30, hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener volunteer program. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the public is encouraged to arrive early for the best selection. The indoor sale will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Starting on May 24, and every Sunday until September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the environmental non-profit Air Soil Water will host the Milford Farmers Market. This year it will be held at The Grotto, 508 Harford St. The new location provides excellent exposure on a heavily traveled U.S. Route 6, a principal route heading into town for locals and driving through town for vacationers and folks getting away for the weekend. The market will have about 20 local vendors from the tri-state area, live music and educational programs. Read more
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Join Lacawac Sanctuary and the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society’s naturalists for a morning of bird watching (and listening) followed a royal breakfast on Saturday, May 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will be in the historic Watres Lodge dining room. This national historic landmark was originally built in 1903 by William Connell for himself and his hunting friends. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a new series of guided nature walks this summer at its office in Bethel, led by knowledgeable volunteers on the wooded trail on the conservancy’s Bethel property. Learn about what you see and hear as you spend time enjoying the outdoors and help find and identify the plants and wildlife on the property. Read more