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BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a free community picnic on Saturday, August 27, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at its Bethel offices. The Conservancy’s annual picnic celebrates our local community of supporters and friends and provides an opportunity for the public to enjoy the rolling hills, meadows, gardens and woods at the Bethel site.

Self-guided maple tour

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The 2015 Self-Guided Maple Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Read more

Have a PEEC weekend

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has several events planned for the coming weekend. The Sugar Shack Scramble will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take an orienteering expedition to the Two Sap Sugar Shack. Use a map and compass to reach the sugar shack and then enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. Sign up for a 9 or 9:30 a.m. start time. Space is limited. Pre-registration is requested. Cost is $10.  Read more

‘Food for Thought’ Learn about growing, selling—and eating—local food

HONESDALE, PA — The annual Food for Thought series, sponsored by local members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), returns to the Wayne County Public Library (WCPL) in March. This series is appropriate for everyone from the beginning to advanced farmer/gardener, or anyone interested in the food they eat. Each session is free and open to the public, and will take place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the second floor of the library.  Read more

Mountainkeeper seeks to enhance Trailkeeper site

REGION — Catskill Mountainkeeper (CMK) has begun an Indiegogo fundraiser campaign to enhance the Trailkeeper.org site, a resource for all things trail and hiking-related in Sullivan County.  Read more

Attend an environmental careers camp

PENNSYLVANIA — Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) summer residential camp. The deadline for applications is April 5.  Read more

Bashakill birds in all seasons

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The public is invited to Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., for “Birds of the Bashakill,” a presentation by Sullivan County Audubon member Lance Verderame, on Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The program offers a season-by-season account of the incredible bird life of the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, located near Wurtsboro, the largest freshwater marsh in southern New York State. Lance will explore why this is one of the premier birding locations in the state and the best in Sullivan County.  Read more

Take a trip to the flower show

HONESDALE, PA — The Women’s Club of Honesdale is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 3. The cost is $63, which includes bus and admission ticket.

The bus will leave Dave’s Super Duper parking lot in Honesdale at 7:30 a.m. It will lerave Hamlin (the parking lot behind McDonald’s) at 7:45 am.

The bus will leave Philadelphia for the return trip home at 6 p.m. For more information or reservations call Joan Green at 570/253-3625, or mail a check to Green at 599 Bethany Tpk., Honesdale, PA 18431.

Learn about outdoor winter activities

PORT JERVIS, NY — Mike Medley, outdoor educator for the Bashakill Area Association (BKAA), will reveal two popular ways to have fun during the winter snow season in a program given at The Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library on Saturday, February 14, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.  Read more

Museum hosts water supply field trips

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum now hosts a new field trip on water and the history of New York City’s water supply system, available to all schools.  Read more

Mentored youth fishing days, trout stocking schedules announced

PENNSYLVANIA — In response to requests for more fishing opportunities, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently expanded the Mentored Youth Trout Days program to include all trout waters stocked by the PFBC and managed under commonwealth inland regulations, which substantially increased the number of waters open to the program. The Mentored Youth Trout Day for the 139th legislative district (covering parts of Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties) will be held on April 11, the Saturday before the statewide opening day of trout season.  Read more

Learn to grow microgreens

LIBERTY, NY — Microgreens are young, nutritious seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs that are harvested and eaten in less than 14 days. A workshop titled “Growing Microgreens at Home” will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, February 19. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at CCESC’s Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Ice fishing in Loch Sheldrake

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Loch Sheldrake Fire Department (LSFD) will host its annual ice fishing contest on Saturday, February 7 on the Loch Sheldrake Lake. Registration opens at 5:30 a.m., and the contest closes at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in various categories including most fish caught, biggest lunker and more.  Read more

Pheasant-raising opportunity

LIBERTY, NY — Youth interested in participating in the annual Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)’s Day-Old Pheasant Raise & Release program have the unique opportunity to experience rearing pheasants and releasing them into the wild. Orders can be placed until Wednesday, March 11 through the 4-H Youth Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), located at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

College internships available at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Applications currently are being accepted for a number of different internships at Grey Towers National Historic Site. College students who are interested in natural resource conservation, history, art, gardening, landscape architecture, forestry, museum services and recreational or visitor services, such as tour guides, are encouraged to apply.  Read more

Backyard series continues with chickens

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library will continue its popular backyard series of programs in January and February. These are designed for those interested in using their own backyards to produce delicious, healthy food and have fun doing it. The first class will be Raising Chickens for Eggs and Fun, on Thursday, January 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Read more

Environmental scholarship available

REGION — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is currently accepting applications from eligible high school seniors for the Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Yeaman Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship has been awarded annually since 2004 to a student planning to pursue a field in environmental studies in college.  Read more

Farmers’ market to continue at Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA —The Cooperage Farmers’ Market, located inside The Cooperage at 1030 Main St., will continue running through the winter every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next market will be on January 24. Future dates will be February 7, 14 and 28; and March 14 and 28.  Read more

Audubon announces scholarship

NORTHEAST PA — Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is currently accepting applications for its annual $4,000 college scholarship, available to students who wish to pursue a career in an environmental field such as forestry; natural resources; environmental planning; environmental engineering; fish, game, or wildlife management; ecology and/or environmental science.  Read more

Family skiing at Holiday Mountain

LIBERTY, NY — The Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department is now open for registration for family skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Holiday Mountain. Only Town of Liberty residents are eligible.

Skiing and snowboarding will take place on Sundays through March 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A lift ticket costs $13 per person; rentals cost $13 per person; group lessons cost $20 per person; and snowboard rental costs $20 per person. Snow tubing will also take place on Sundays through March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and costs $14 per person.  Read more

Winter critters at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a series of entertainments planned. On Saturday, January 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., a new series for three- to six-year-olds will kick off with “Little Eco Explorers: Black Bears.” The new program will feature a story, craft and activity focusing on a particular critter—in this case, obviously, bears. The cost is $5 per child.  Read more