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Community Picnic for our Members, Volunteers, and Friends

Sullivan County, NY

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 – 12:00pm to Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 – 4:00pm

Place: Delaware Highlands Conservancy NY Office

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for our annual free picnic to say thank you to our wonderful members, volunteers, and supporters outdoors at our beautiful Bethel, NY office. Bring your own picnic lunch and  enjoy crafts, games, educational entertainment, free ice cream, a kayak raffle, and more. The day's activities include:   12:30 - 1:30pm - Bill Streeter with the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and live birds of prey 1:00 - 3:30pm - Free ice cream for all attendees from the Dairy-O Ice Cream Truck (featuring Manning's Ice Cream!) 1:30 - 2:30pm - Monarch Butterfly Presentation with Ed Wesely 2:30 - 3:30pm - Guided walk on the woodland trail with botanist Heather Housekeeper 3:45pm: Kayak raffle drawing ($10 per ticket)   This event is free, but please RSVP if you plan to attend -  call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, email info@delawarehighlands.org, or complete the form below.  *** Please put SWAN LAKE in your GPS or in Mapquest for accurate directions. *** Click for driving directions.

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Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat

Highlights Foundation Facility, Boyd's Mill, Milanville, PA

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016 – 4:00pm to Sun, Sep. 18, 2016 – 4:00pm

Place: Boyds Mills Barn

The Conservancy has partnered with Penn State Natural Resources Extension, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the US Forest Service at Grey Towers to offer a four-day educational retreat for women forest landowners from across the mid-Atlantic region. The four-day retreat will be $200 per person, including lodging, delicious catered meals and snacks, and all educational materials and workshops. Learn more and apply...

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Streamwatcher Training in Sullivan County

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 – 3:00pm to Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 – 5:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Sullivan County has some of the highest quality streams in the east.  These waterways provide clean, safe havens for the fish and plants that live in them and the children and adults that swim and boat in them.   In order to maintain these clean waterways, businesses and organizations have to commit to working together to keep pollutants out of the water.  Local volunteers in our area have been silently monitoring streams and keeping watch for potential problems for over 20 years.  Streamwatchers spend about one hour each month walking along their streams and collecting water samples for testing. Join the Streamwatch program and become stewards of your local stream.  Learn to record data such as water color and turbidity, and how to test for water pH, Nitrate concentrations, and Orthophosphates.  Jackie Speicher, Streamwatch trainer, will guide you through the program and testing protocols and will supply your group with access to a complete testing kit.   A workshop is scheduled for September 23 at 3 pm at the Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center in Callicoon Center.  The workshop is approximately 2 hours and all ages are welcome. Call 570-236-3008 for more details and to register for the program. * This program is provided free of charge through a grant from the William Penn Foundation and support from The Nature Conservancy and the Brodhead Watershed Association.   For more information, please contact  Jackie Speicher (570-236-3008) at jackie.speicher@brodheadwatershed.org.

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Fall Hike

Tusten Mountain Trail, Tusten, NY

Sat, Oct. 08, 2016 – 10:00am to Sat, Oct. 08, 2016 – 1:30pm

Place: Tusten Mountain Trail

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a guided Fall Hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail in Sullivan County, NY on Saturday, October 8 from 10am until approximatley 1:30pm. Enjoy great views of the Delaware River, fall foliage approaching its peak, and traverse a historic stone arch bridge.  Learn about the ecology and history of the area with local author Heather Housekeeper, http://thebotanicalhiker.blogspot.com/. Remember to wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and to bring water for this moderately strenuous trail. Learn more about the Tusten Mountail Trail. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, fill out the form below, send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org, or call 845-583-1010 x. 6.

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Woodland House Workshop

Harmony Presents at the Silk Mill

Sat, Oct. 08, 2016 – 10:00am to Sat, Oct. 08, 2016 – 12:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Decorate a "Woodland House" for your Autumn Holiday decor using only natural materials gathered from our area.  In this workshop you will create a little dwelling just the right size for a special fairy or happy gnome.  All materials are provided, just bring your creativity.  Children over 3 with an adult plus adults of all ages are welcome!   Seating is limited and reservations are required; fee is $25 per person. Please register by contacting the Conservancy at 570-226-3164 x. 6 or by emailing info@delawarehighlands.org.   Location: Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Old Rte 6, Hawley, PA 18428   This event is generously co-sponsored by Harmony Presents. Proceeds will benefit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.

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The Top 3 Reasons Tourism has an Important Role in Economic Development in the Upper Delaware River Region

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Mon, Oct. 17, 2016 – 6:00pm to Mon, Oct. 17, 2016 – 8:00pm

Place: Shawnee Inn

How do our natural resources support our local economy through tourism spending and the creation of local jobs? How do other similar communities leverage their outdoor recreational activities to attract entrepreneurs and new businesses? How does shopping local have a significant ripple effect on the economy? Learn all this and more in this fascinating program from Dr. Steve Morse, Director and Economist at the Hospitality Tourism Program, College of Business at Western Carolina University. Municipal officials, local business owners, local planners, and area residents are encouraged to attend. Learn how the conservation of our natural assets is an important driver of our local economy. $10 per person; advance registration for this program is required. Call 570-226-3164 or email info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your space. This program is sponsored by the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.   Additional co-sponsors include:                            

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Annual General Meeting

For the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Members

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 – 10:00am to Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 – 12:00pm

Place: Woodloch Springs Clubhouse

Delaware Highlands Conservancy members are invited to join us in the Vista-Terrace Dining Room of the Woodloch Springs Clubhouse for a delicious buffet breakfast for our Annual General Meeting. Meet and hear from our new Executive Director Diane Rosencrance, and learn about the Conservancy's accomplishments in 2016 and plans for the future from our Board of Directors. This meeting and breakfast is free for Conservancy members. Please RSVP to Jason at jason@delawarehighlands.org or 570-226-3164 x. 6 by October 19th.     (Photos courtesy of Woodloch Resort.)  

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Star Watch

Bethel, NY

Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 – 7:30pm to Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 – 9:30pm

Place: Delaware Highlands Conservancy NY Office

Join the Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free Star Watch program. Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects, and learn how to locate the constellations. Please bring binoculars and/or your own telescope (we will have a limited number available) and folding chairs, if you have them. This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. Please call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register. In case of inclement weather or cloudy skies, the program will be hosted the following evening, on Saturday, October 29th. Registered participants will be notified of a change in date. Click to download directions (be sure to put **SWAN LAKE** in your GPS.)

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Eagle Watch Volunteer Training

Lackawaxen Inn, 188 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA

Sat, Dec. 03, 2016 – 9:00am to Sat, Dec. 03, 2016 – 1:00pm

Place: The Lackawaxen Inn

Join us for an overview of the volunteer program followed by visits to actual monitoring sites. New volunteers will meet at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center (176 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen) at 9am. Then, new and existing volunteers will gather next door at the Inn at Lackawaxen at from 10am-12pm. From 12pm-1pm, attendees will visit the eagle viewing areas. To register or for more information, email info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164. • The winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers cover morning or afternoon shifts. • Main monitoring areas are Mongaup Reservoir and the Delaware River at Minisink Falls and the Zane Grey boat launch at Lackawaxen. Volunteers are also needed to help staff our field office on weekends. • On site, volunteers collect data on wintering eagles and resident pairs. They educate the public in “Eagle Etiquette” and on how to have the best eagle watching experience. • Volunteers are also needed to help staff booths, do workshops, and participate in other eagle-related events. Please dress warmly – waterproof boots, hats and gloves.

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Eagle Watch Bus Tour

Learn about eagles and their habitat!

Sat, Jan. 14, 2017 – 10:00am to Sat, Jan. 14, 2017 – 1:00pm

Place: Upper Delaware Visitor Center - Lackawaxen, PA

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles. Seats are limited and reservations are required; call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your spot. $20 for non-members; $15 for members. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks.  Snow date: Sunday, January 15th Note: Refunds are not issued for trips unless the trip is cancelled due to weather on both Saturday and Sunday.   Photo by Alex R. Westner.

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Eagle Watch Bus Tour

Learn about eagles and their habitat!

Sat, Jan. 28, 2017 – 10:00am to Sat, Jan. 28, 2017 – 1:00pm

Place: Upper Delaware Visitor Center - Lackawaxen, PA

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles. Seats are limited and reservations are required; call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your spot. $20 for non-members; $15 for members. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks.  Snow date: Sunday, January 29th. Note: Refunds are not issued for trips unless the trip is cancelled due to weather on both Saturday and Sunday.   Photo by Herb Houghton

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Eagle Watch Bus Tour

Learn about eagles and their habitat!

Sat, Feb. 04, 2017 – 10:00am to Sat, Feb. 04, 2017 – 1:00pm

Place: Upper Delaware Visitor Center - Lackawaxen, PA

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles. Seats are limited and reservations are required; call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your spot. $20 for non-members; $15 for members. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks.  Snow date: Sunday, February 5th Note: Refunds are not issued for trips unless the trip is cancelled due to weather on both Saturday and Sunday.   This tour is sponsored by Biologic Performance, who views the Eagle Watch bus trip as a reminder of how precious nature truly is and would like to share the following quote: "I do not see a delegation for the Four Footed.  I see no seat for the Eagles.  We forget and we consider ourselves superior.  But we are after all a mere part of Creation.  And we must consider to understand where we are.  And we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant.  Somewhere and only there as part and parcel of the creation." - Chief Oren Lyons, Oneida - From an address to the Non-Governmental Organization of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1977   Photo by Stephen Davis.

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Eagle Watch Bus Tour - Marion "Becky" Finch Memorial Excursion

Learn about eagles and their habitat!

Sat, Feb. 11, 2017 – 10:00am to Sat, Feb. 11, 2017 – 1:00pm

Place: Upper Delaware Visitor Center - Lackawaxen, PA

Join us to pay tribute to a long-time supporter and volunteer in the most fitting way we know how: by sharing the awesome eagle watching experience.  Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles. Seats are limited and reservations are required; call 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, or email info@delawarehighlands.org to reserve your spot. $20 for non-members; $15 for members.   Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks.  Snow date: Sunday, February 14th Note: Refunds are not issued for trips unless the trip is cancelled due to weather on both Saturday and Sunday.   *The Estate of Becky Finch generously contributed the funding to pay for this memorial excursion to benefit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, whose work was valued by Becky.*   Photo by Stephen Davis.

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