Events



Rain Barrel Silent Auction: NY

Every Drop Counts!

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 – 10:00am to Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 – 3:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Elementary, middle and high school students from across the Delaware River region in NY and PA have hand painted rain barrels for the Every Drop Counts! project in hopes that you’ll appreciate their designs and bid to take one home. Proceeds will be returned to the schools or youth groups to be used in an environmental project to protect and conserve our clean drinking water. This silent auction will take place during the Callicoon Country Fair in Callicoon, NY. Bidding is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Barrels must be picked up by 5 p.m. Cash or check.   PREVIEW the rain barrels that will be up for auction at these local area businesses:     This grant project is supported by the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, and the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership.  Participating schools/organizations: Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H in Liberty, NY; St. Peter’s Regional School in Liberty, NY; Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary Schools in Monticello, NY; Robert J. Kaiser Middle School in Monticello, NY; St. John’s Youth Group in Monticello, NY; Dingman Delaware Middle School in Dingmans Ferry, PA; Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley, PA; Honesdale High School in Honesdale, PA; Canaan Christian Academy in Lake Ariel, PA; and Delaware Valley Middle School in Milford, PA.

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Festival of Wood

Milford, PA

Sat, Aug. 06, 2016 – 10:00am to Sun, Aug. 07, 2016 – 4:00pm

Place: Grey Towers National Historic Site

Enjoy guided walks, demonstrations, live music, handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more at the annual Festival of Wood. Participate in a Tree ID walk on Saturday or Sunday led by a PA DCNR Service Forester (meet at the DCNR booth). Learn more at http://www.greytowers.org/festival-of-wood/.

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Summer Nature Walk

Bethel, NY

Sun, Aug. 07, 2016 – 1:00pm to Sun, Aug. 07, 2016 – 3:00pm

Place: Delaware Highlands Conservancy NY Office

Join the Conservancy for a free guided Nature Walk at our office in Bethel, NY. You'll learn about what you see and hear as you enjoy the outdoors on a hike on our woodland trail, led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers—and you'll help us find the different plants and wildlife we have on the property! Advance registration is NOT required for these events and they will be hosted rain or shine. The walks will depart at 1pm—meet at our office to join the group. Kids must remain accompanied by an adult at all times. **Please put SWAN LAKE in your GPS for accuracy, or download directions.**   For more information, contact us at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, email info@delawarehighlands.org.

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Summer Nature Walk

Bethel, NY

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 – 1:00pm to Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 – 3:00pm

Place: Delaware Highlands Conservancy NY Office

Join the Conservancy for a free guided Nature Walk at our office in Bethel, NY. You'll learn about what you see and hear as you enjoy the outdoors on a hike on our woodland trail, led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers—and you'll help us find the different plants and wildlife we have on the property! Advance registration is NOT required for these events. In case of rain, check here for updates. The walks will depart at 1pm—meet at our office to join the group. Kids must remain accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information, contact us at 570-226-3164, 845-583-1010, email info@delawarehighlands.org. Click to download directions (be sure to put **SWAN LAKE** in your GPS).

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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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Earth Day in Autumn - Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

Bethel, NY

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 – 8:00am to Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 – 1:00pm

Place: Call for Directions

Stop by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy booth at Earth Day in Autumn at Bethel Woods on the site of the famous Woodstock Festival. See our big eagles' nest, make a craft, and learn about the Conservancy from our knowledgeable volunteers.

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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 10 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: Call for Directions

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. 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.

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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: Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center

The annual meeting of Delaware Highlands Conservancy members.

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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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