Water 101: Fundamental Water Resource Challenges and Needs

Callicoon, NY

Thu, Sep. 24, 2015 – 12:30pm to Thu, Sep. 24, 2015 – 4:30pm

Place: Call for Directions

Learn about... The Basics of Water Building a River Based Economy Protecting Infrastructure Stream Corridor Management Plans Building Partnerships - UDR Tailwaters Coalition Register online at Join us afterwards for a Taste of the Region!   Located at the Delaware Youth Center, 8 Creamery Road, Callicoon, NY 12723.

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Hike at Long Swamp

Camp Speers-Eljabar

Sat, Sep. 26, 2015 – 10:00am to Sat, Sep. 26, 2015 – 11:30am

Place: Call for Directions

Join the Brodhead Watershed Association and take a hike into the prehistoric time capsule called Long Swamp, at YMCA’s Camp Speers, near Dingmans Ferry in Pike County. This property is protected with a conservation easement held by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.   Carol Hillestad will lead a hike from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, exploring some of the 458 acres formed 10,000 years ago after the area’s most recent glacier retreated.   A plank boardwalk, built inches over the swamp, leads into this cool, dark, damp and otherworldly place. Interrupted ferns – 180-million-year-old contemporaries of the dinosaurs – reach as high as an adult’s shoulders, carnivorous pitcher plants and black spruce flourish, and acres of brilliant green sphagnum moss create a natural carpet.   Meet at Camp Speers YMCA on Nichecronk Road, off Route 739 North, 5.4 miles past the Route 209 light in Dingmans Ferry.   Easy-to-moderate footing, mostly on narrow, single-track trails. Rocky in places and wet off the boardwalk (where you may not stray). You must check in and check out at the Camp Speers office and wear a wristband.   Free, but registration is required. For information or to register, call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727, email (subject line: “Long Swamp”), or see (information on other hikes in the series is also on this site).

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Star Watch

Bethel, NY

Fri, Oct. 09, 2015 – 7:30pm to Fri, Oct. 09, 2015 – 9:30pm

Place: Delaware Highlands Conservancy NY Office

Join the Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free Star Watch program on Friday, October 9 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. 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 to register. In case of inclement weather or cloudy skies, the program will be hosted the following evening, on Saturday, October 10th. 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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Fall Hike

Tusten Mountain Trail, Tusten, NY

Sat, Oct. 10, 2015 – 10:00am to Sat, Oct. 10, 2015 – 12:00pm

Place: Tusten Mountain Trail

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy  for a 2 hour guided hike and learn about the ecology and history of the area. This is a sponsored event. 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, or call 845-583-1010 x. 6.

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Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together: A Lecture by Dr. Douglas Tallamy

Carbondale, PA

Thu, Oct. 15, 2015 – 6:30pm to Thu, Oct. 15, 2015 – 8:30pm

Place: Call for Directions

Join the Wayne Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association to learn more about our role in sustaining biodiversity in our forests from Dr. Tallamy, professor at the University of Delaware and author of “Bring Nature Home”. To learn more or to register, contact Garrett Beers at 570-895-4039 or email   The event will be hosted at  Carbondale High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Carbondale, PA.

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Annual General Meeting

For the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Members

Sat, Oct. 17, 2015 – 10:00am to Sat, Oct. 17, 2015 – 12:00pm

Place: PPL's Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center

The annual meeting of Delaware Highlands Conservancy members.

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Eagle Watch Volunteer Training

Lackawaxen Inn, 188 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA

Sat, Dec. 05, 2015 – 9:00am to Sat, Dec. 05, 2015 – 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, contact Patricia at • The winter Eagle Watch program runs from December through March, 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. Volunteers are also needed in 2014 to help staff our field office on weekends in December through March. - See more at: Volunteers are also needed in 2014 to help staff our field office on weekends in December through March. - See more at: • 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 – and bring a bagged lunch.

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