REGION — A brutal cold snap brought thick ice to the lakes and rivers in the Upper Delaware Valley, then a warm spell lead to an early ice out. The ice flowed down the river and jammed up in Bucks County, leading to numerous flood warnings in that area.
Winter in our region can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes we experience extremely cold temperatures, as we did this past week; while at other times during our winter months, we can have temperatures in the 50s or 60s. It is extremely important to be aware of the rapid and harsh weather changes, as they affect animals too.
REGION — The old year ended and the new one began with a blast of Arctic air covering the region and much of the eastern part of the country. Another blast of cold air is expected to descend on the region into Friday morning.
REGION — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced its winter photo contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square-mile watershed.
REGION — The Environmental Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship Program, an intensive leadership and skills training and provides the opportunity to learn and collaborate with regional and national networks. The deadline for applications is January 10.
REGION — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) and its partners for a series of eagle-watching events all winter long, including guided bus tours and Eagle Day at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
REGION — The Antrim Lodge in Roscoe is one of the big winners of grants awarded through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process. The Antrim will receive two awards totaling $1.6 million.
REGION — In New York State, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests can be very useful in obtaining information about state government. But they won’t provide a resident with a list of people who have been blocked on social media accounts by lawmakers.
REGION — This year the Delaware Valley Opera Company will present “The River Revels” in a series of three performances. This picturesque event features well-known carols, inspiring readings, pageantry and general merriment. You’re invited to come celebrate and sing along.