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The last straw

When someone orders a large, cold drink from most fast-food places, it typically comes in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw. It seems the plastic straw may soon become a thing of the past in many locations.


TRR photo by Amanda Reed

‘Close Encounters with Live Birds of Prey’

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary will present the Delaware Valley Raptor Center’s live birds presentation, “Close Encounters with Live Birds of Prey,” in its historic Carriage House barn, on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Let these magnificent creatures captivate you. Eagles, owls, falcons and hawks will take the stage.


TRR photos by Sandy Long

As of August 2018, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System protects 12,754 miles of 209 rivers in 40 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico—less than one-quarter of one percent of the nation’s rivers. New York has approximately 51,790 miles of river, of which 73.4 miles are designated as wild and scenic—roughly 1/10th of 1% of the state’s river miles. Currently the only New York waterway protected under this system is the Upper Delaware River.

Two to celebrate

In October, two significant 50-year anniversaries will be celebrated: the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails System Act.


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Travis York

York wins conservancy scholarship

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Lackawaxen River Conservancy has announced that Travis York of Wallenpaupack Area High School has been awarded The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship for 2018. Travis received his scholarship award of $500 at the awards assembly at Wallenpapupack Area High School on Friday, June 15.


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Wood crafts and woodworking techniques will be demonstrated at the 14th annual Festival of Wood

Free giveaways at Festival of Wood

MILFORD, PA – Colorful forest posters, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl items, and a variety of educational literature and handouts will be distributed for free at the 14th Annual Festival of Wood on August 4 and August 5 at Grey Towers National Historic Site. The U.S.


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BioBlitz scheduled for June 30

STARLIGHT, PA — The Upper Delaware BioBlitz will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 near the intersection of Hancock Highway and Crosstown Highway. At a BioBlitz, biologists and volunteers gather to collect, identify, and catalogue every living thing on the designated property in a 24-hour period.

 

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