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December 02, 2016
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Gifts with purpose

Promised Land State Park in Pike County, PA is one of the parks featured in DCNR’s 2014 special edition State Park Calendar.
TRR photo by Sandy Long

And for bird lovers, here are some great gift ideas from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which help to support that great organization (blog.allaboutbirds.org/2013/11/25/our-list-of-holiday-gift-ideas-will-help-you-and-help-the-birds/).

While by no means an exhaustive list, here are a few local environmentally-focused non-profit organizations highly deserving of support this season: Delaware Highlands Conservancy (www.delawarehighlands.org), Delaware Valley Raptor Center (www.dvrconline.org), the local chapter of Audubon (www.nepaaudubon.org), Lacawac Sanctuary (www.lacawac.org) and the Pocono Environmental Education Center (www.peec.org).

In addition to financial support, please remember that volunteering is a gift that is always appreciated, and one that often rewards the giver as well.