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Streamwatcher Program

Pike County Conservation District

Thu, Mar. 19, 2015 – 3:00pm to Thu, Mar. 19, 2015 – 4:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Become stewards of your local stream! Learn to record simple stream chemistry and habitat data using equipment and supplies granted to you for FREE just for being a part of this great program.   Jackie Speicher, Streamwatch trainer, will guide you through the program and testing protocols and will supply you with your own testing kit. All materials belong to you upon completion of the training program. Some of the data collected with the testing kit include; water color and turbidity, pH, nitrate concentrations, and orthophosphates.   There is a lot of enthusiasm about the excellent quality of our streams in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. Local volunteers in the 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.   The Streamwatch Training will take place at the Pick County Conservation District Education Building on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Join us if you are interested in starting to streamwatch or if you currently monitor streams and simply want a refresher. Jackie Speicher, our Trainer, will be available to answer  questions or help with data issues.    If you are interested in attending, call 570-226-8220 or email vcordova@pikepa.org to register for this free training session and testing equipment. All ages welcome!   * This program is provided free of charge through a grant from the William Penn Foundation with support from The Nature Conservancy and the Brodhead Watershed Association.

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PSU Private Forest Landowners Conference

Altoona, PA

Fri, Mar. 20, 2015 – 8:00am to Sat, Mar. 21, 2015 – 4:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

The Center for Private Forests at Penn State and our partners are excited to share in the second Pennsylvania Private Forest Landowner Conference. Our goal is to provide private woodland owners with resources that will help them care for their lands. What is included in Private Forest Landowner Conference Registration? Kick off General Session with Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jim Finley, Joseph E. Ibberson Chair in Forest Resources Management and Director of The Center for Private Forests at Penn State Nine concurrent sessions featuring up to eleven educational seminar choices during each session Reception Friday afternoon Lunch on Saturday Opportunity to network with forest stewardship service and resources providers in the Exhibit Hall Closing General Session with Keynote Speaker - Chuck Fergus, author and photographer   Learn more and register with PSU.

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Financial Benefits of Land Conservation

Livingston Manor, NY

Thu, Mar. 26, 2015 – 5:30pm to Thu, Mar. 26, 2015 – 7:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Open Space Institute on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30-7pm at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, NY at a special program for landowners of conserved properties. Certified Financial Planner Phil Coombe will provide information about the New York State Conservation Easement Tax Credit (CETC), which may help with your property taxes. Representatives from the Open Space Institute and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy will also be on hand to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. Please call 845-583-1010 or email info@delawarehighlands.org to register and receive directions.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

Green Tourism Conference 2015

Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, PA

Tue, Apr. 14, 2015 – 3:00pm to Wed, Apr. 15, 2015 – 5:00pm

Place: Woodloch Pines Resort

From the Catskills to the Pocono Mountains, our region's proximity to two major metropolitan areas positions it as the #1 up and coming destination for tourists seeking 'green' travel and outdoor recreational opportunities. The main goal of the conference is to increase tourism revenue by facilitating collaboration throughout the region, spanning Delaware, Greene, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties of New York; and Wayne, Monroe and Pike counties of Pennsylvania, and to unite our geographical neighbors around a common cause, to promote sustainable tourism and a pride of place. To learn more and register, visit www.delawarehighlands.org/greentourism.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy | Hospitality Green • EventsDetails

Hawley EarthFest

Hawley, PA

Fri, Apr. 24, 2015 – 2:00pm to Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 – 3:00pm

Place: PPL's Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center

Hawley, PA invites you to join in the celebration of love for planet Earth! It’s the one thing we all have in common, so let’s come together and recognize all that makes it wonderful. Local businesses and conservation organizations will be offering programs, activities, and events for a weekend of celebrating, learning, and exploring. Walk in the Species Parade, make crafts, meet guest speakers and explore hands-on activities at the festival. That is just a taste of what Hawley has to offer for the 2015 Hawley Earth Fest, April 24-26. Learn more at www.HawleyEarthFest.com, or find Hawley EarthFest on Facebook.

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Women and Their Woods Spring Workshop

Milford, PA

Sat, Apr. 25, 2015 – 10:00am to Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 – 5:00pm

Place: Grey Towers National Historic Site

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Women and Their Woods graduates, friends and professionals for presentations, networking opportunities and hands-on field demonstrations in Milford, PA, the birthplace of the American conservation movement.   Saturday activities are open to women forest landowners (or aspiring landowners) and include: ·         A guided tour of the Grey Towers mansion and history of Gifford and Cornelia Pinchot’s work in conservation ·         ‘Threats to the Forest’ presentation by Dr. Beth Brantley, Penn State - Mont Alto ·         Networking with program leaders and participants from across the region ·         Catered lunch and snack break   Sunday activities are open to all and include:  ·         An introduction to the Milford Experimental Forest and plans to reintroduce the American chestnut ·         Proper tree seedling planting techniques and hands-on planting of American chestnut seedlings on this historic property ·         Catered lunch   The workshop is free and includes lunch on both days. For more information or to register for the event, contact Amanda Subjin at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (conserve@delawarehighlands.org, 570-226-3164 x2) or visit www.DelawareHighlands.org/watw. Registration deadline is April 1, 2015.   Several lodging options are available in and near the town of Milford, PA. Visit www.DelawareHighlands.org/greenlodging  for those that participate in the Conservancy’s Green Lodging Partnership. Other lodging options include nearby campgrounds, motels and larger hotels like the newly renovated Hampton Inn in Matamoras (6 miles away).   The Women and Their Woods program is administered by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Penn State Natural Resources Extension with support from the US Forest Service at Grey Towers and the PA Forest Stewardship Program.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

Foods of the Delaware Highlands Gala Dinner

The Settlers Inn, Hawley, PA

Sat, May. 02, 2015 – 5:00pm to Sat, May. 02, 2015 – 9:00pm

Place: The Settlers Inn

The Annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands wine & food pairing dinner at The Settlers Inn celebrates accomplishments in the Upper Delaware River region. The event will feature delicious cuisine prepared with locally grown and produced organic ingredients, paired with appropriate fine wines, as well as exciting live and silent auctions celebrating the generous bounty of our local businesses and products. Tickets are $125 per person with additional sponsorship levels available (below). Please contact info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164 to learn more and register.   $500 Steward    2 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $1,000 Guardian    4 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $1,500 ‘Course’ Sponsorship (Please pick one: RSERSE___ Reception Sponsor or  __Wine Sponsor) *NEW    4 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $2,500 Conservator    4 tickets to the event and a $500 credit for use in the live auction; half-page message in program   $5,000 Dinner Sponsorship (One available) *NEW    8 tickets to the event; full page message in program $7,000+ Event Sponsorship (One available) *NEW     8 tickets to the event; full page message in program with premium placement; additional media *Your contribution is tax deductible less $60 per person attending. Download the sponsorship form today and return to Delaware Highlands Conservancy, PO Box 218, Hawley, PA 18428. - See more at: http://www.delawarehighlands.org/newsevents/conservancy-news/95-newsevents/conserveart/281-2014gala#sthash.ub47Lhh2.dpuf Sponsorship levels are as follows*: $500 Steward    2 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $1,000 Guardian    4 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $1,500 ‘Course’ Sponsorship (Please pick one: RSERSE___ Reception Sponsor or  __Wine Sponsor) *NEW    4 tickets to the event; 2 lines in program $2,500 Conservator    4 tickets to the event and a $500 credit for use in the live auction; half-page message in program   $5,000 Dinner Sponsorship (One available) *NEW    8 tickets to the event; full page message in program $7,000+ Event Sponsorship (One available) *NEW     8 tickets to the event; full page message in program with premium placement; additional media *Your contribution is tax deductible less $50 per person attending. Download the sponsorship form today and return to Delaware Highlands Conservancy, PO Box 218, Hawley, PA 18428.    

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

Financial Benefits of Land Conservation

Milford, PA

Sat, May. 16, 2015 – 9:00am to Sat, May. 16, 2015 – 12:00pm

Place: Grey Towers National Historic Site

Landowners will learn how to keep cherished lands in the family, protect your lands and waters forever, and receive financial and estate planning benefits from doing so. Delaware Highlands Conservancy Executive Director Sue Currier will discuss how conservation and agricultural easements are key tools for landowners, and Financial Planner Richard Eckersley will also be on hand to answer questions.   From 11-12, program attendees will enjoy a private tour of the Grey Towers mansion. Light refreshments will be provided.   This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. Send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164 or 845-583-1010 to register.   This program is made possible by the William Penn Foundation.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

Native Plants Walk

Learn with Dr. Ann Rhoads

Sat, Jun. 13, 2015 – 12:00pm to Sat, Jun. 13, 2015 – 2:00pm

Place: Lacawac Sanctuary

Dr. Ann Rhoads, Senior Botanist of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and renowned author, will lead a walk at Lacawac Sanctuary from 12pm-2pm to discuss, illustrate, and answer your questions about native plants and their habitats. This event will take place during Lacawac's NatureFest, which also includes a live animal presentation, tours of "The Great Camp," eco-carnival games, hands-on learning stations, crafts and more! To register for the Native Plants Walk, please complete the form below, send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org, or call 570-226-3164 x. 6.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

Partner Ridge Walk

Lacawac Sanctuary

Sat, Jul. 11, 2015 – 10:00am to Sat, Jul. 11, 2015 – 12:00pm

Place: Lacawac Sanctuary

Join Delaware Highland Conservancy's Jamie Bartholomew as she leads a hike along the Partner Ridge at Lacawac Sanctuary. This protected mature oak forest boasts awesome geological features and beautiful plant species. Bring your questions about conserving land. This program is free, but registration with Lacawac is appreciated; visit www.lacawac.org.

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Member, Volunteer, and Friend Community Picnic

Sullivan County, NY

Sat, Aug. 29, 2015 – 12:00pm to Sat, Aug. 29, 2015 – 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.   Enjoy crafts, games, fun, a Tree ID walk on our woodland trail, monarch butterflies with Ed Wesely, delicious food, and much more!   This event is free, but please RSVP by August 24 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.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

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 TrailKeeper.org 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 info@delawarehighlands.org, or call 845-583-1010 x. 6.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

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 volunteer@delawarehighlands.org. • 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: http://delawarehighlands.org/eagles/eagle-news/106-eagles/eagle-news/199-volunteer-eaglewatch#sthash.CmMW0CKa.dpuf Volunteers are also needed in 2014 to help staff our field office on weekends in December through March. - See more at: http://delawarehighlands.org/eagles/eagle-news/106-eagles/eagle-news/199-volunteer-eaglewatch#sthash.CmMW0CKa.dpuf • 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.

Hosted by Delaware Highlands Conservancy • EventsDetails

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